Strategic Professionalism Series: Commitment

General Leadership

Commitment. As a leader, you must realize no one is as committed to success of the organization as you. Your challenge is to motivate those you lead, those who do the work and enable success of the organization, to be truly committed to success of the mission as well as their individual success. The secret is to ensure their commitment is an acceptance and loyalty to being a part of something bigger than oneself.

The Power of Commitment

Kevin Eikenberry

Few would argue the power of commitment, but few have thought about it deeply. I’ve written about this before, urging leaders to strive to build the commitment of their teams. The post The Power of Commitment appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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Commitment

Lead on Purpose

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Strategic Professionalism Series: Commitment

General Leadership

Commitment. As a leader, you must realize no one is as committed to success of the organization as you. Your challenge is to motivate those you lead, those who do the work and enable success of the organization, to be truly committed to success of the mission as well as their individual success. The secret is to ensure their commitment is an acceptance and loyalty to being a part of something bigger than oneself.

The Three Circles of Team Commitment

Kevin Eikenberry

Having team commitment seems like a good thing (it is). Even if you want to and believe you can improve your team commitment, you must know what you are trying to improve. Because team commitment isn’t one […]. The post The Three Circles of Team Commitment appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. But it isn’t something people always think about or feel like they have much influence over (you do).

3 Ways A Leader Can Gain Commitment From Their Team

Joseph Lalonde

While leadership is about influencing others and helping them to grow, it’s hard to lead when there’s no commitment from those you’re trying to lead. Having committed team members means you’ve created a connection with them. But what happens when you’re unable to gain commitment from a team member? But how does a leader gain commitment? The same goes for gaining the loyalty of your team.

Three Ways to Build Greater Commitment with Team Members

Kevin Eikenberry

Team member commitment is a much-discussed topic among leaders. Whether they are lamenting the lack of it or basking in the high levels of it, astute leaders are thinking about the commitment of their team members, because they know it is the leading indicator of things like turnover, productivity, quality, and more. The post Three Ways to Build Greater Commitment with Team Members appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

How Committed are You?

Kevin Eikenberry

We need to talk about you and the success of your team. Part of that success comes from the level of commitment your team members have to the collective work. Influence Leadership Leadership Communication Success Teams commitment leadership commitment This isn’t news or rocket science. If you are reading these words, you understand that fact, and likely also recognize your role, as a leader, [.].

How Are You Committed to Everyday Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

I believe that everyone in a team has valuable input – and I aim to allow a positive space for input to be voiced and recognized.”. This phrase popped in my head the other day: everyday leadership. You can demonstrate personal leadership without the title. At the Lead Change Group, we are all about that. It’s easy to underestimate the way we lead our own lives or inspire others. A seemingly small gesture of support or a word of encouragement can make such a difference.

20 Commitments that Enhance Leadership

Leadership Freak

Leaders without commitments frantically bounce like balls in pinball machines with no clear direction. Commitments are stabilizing stakes in the ground that guide behaviors and inform decisions. Commitments are decisions you don’t reconsider. Top leadership commitments include: Care. Decisions Leading Marks of leaders Optimism Personal Growth Values Vision effective teams Growth Leadership Leadership Development self reflection set deadlines whine

Honouring Our Commitment To Show Up

Tanveer Naseer

It was a feeling that I wanted to honour the commitment I had made to my readers – namely, that each and every Tuesday, I would share my insights on how they can become a better leader for those under their care. It was about recognizing that the key to success is not just what we know, but how driven we are to show up and deliver our best [ Share on Twitter ] ; to demonstrate our commitment to bring our best selves to the work we do.

20 Commitments that Enhance Leadership

Leadership Freak

Leaders without commitments frantically bounce like balls in pinball machines with no clear direction. Commitments are stabilizing stakes in the ground that guide behaviors and inform decisions. Commitments are decisions you don’t reconsider. Top leadership commitments include: Care. Decisions Leading Marks of leaders Optimism Personal Growth Values Vision effective teams Growth Leadership Leadership Development self reflection set deadlines whine

Creating and Leading High Performing Teams

Lead Change Blog

A team is a small number of people who are committed to working together to achieve the desired goal. Teams, like personal relationships, go through stages. Teams don’t become great performers overnight. What’s the ideal number of team members? But of course, the nature of the problem or opportunity influences the size of the team. Top teams have three things. An Effective Team Leader. The best team leaders have these skills.

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How to Deal with Team Conflict

Let's Grow Leaders

Handling team conflict well distinguishes outstanding leaders. You’ve got a clear focus on what matters most, your team seems to work well together, but then you get that call: “I need to talk to you about…” It’s conflict, a disagreement, or a clash of personalities.

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Want Commitment? Clarify Your Team’s Roles.

CEO Insider

To most people, defining a job title is the work of a few sentences. A company recruiter could pull together a few key responsibilities, expectations, and goals within a few minutes and think that they accomplished their task well enough. Defining a role, however, is different.

Forget resolutions and make a commitment!

Aspire-CS

However, a “commitment” is something you can sink your teeth into. For most of us a commitment is a promise to ourselves that cannot be broken. Great leaders may not follow through on a resolution, but when they commit, they’re more likely to do what they say they will. How about choosing to make a commitment instead of a resolution? What commitments will you be making in 2015 to improve the way you lead others?

Married to the job? – How Leaders show commitment in a fast changing world.

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Leadership Development After the retirement of a respected and long serving senior leader, his bright-eyed replacement newly selected for the position visited the team. Change Management Leadership Development Commitment Leadership management Transition visionThe arrival of the thirty-something female whose career had been fast paced and widely reported was met with eager anticipation.

Remembering Sacred Commitments

Aspire-CS

» Remembering Sacred Commitments January 17th, 2011 | Author: Mary Jo Asmus I sat transfixed as a group of elected leaders – half of whom were newly elected – discussed how they would work with each other and the local government administration. I wonder if they will be able to stay true to the commitments they’ve made to work together when the going gets tough.

Be More Committed – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Having a highly committed team takes investment and time. Check out today’s video to find out the secret to a more committed team. Tweet it out: All leaders want committed team members. Step one is to make sure they are committed themselves, and their […]. The post Be More Committed – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Virtual Team Building Tool: An Easy Conversation Starter

Let's Grow Leaders

If you want a strong virtual team, get your team talking. If you want to take your virtual or hybrid team to the next level, use this virtual team-building tool to get your team talking about what’s working and identify areas for continued improvement.

Using Stretch and Commit Goals to Drive Performance

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

You’ll get much better performance if you set two goals for your team. Incentives need to be something that’s meaningful and exciting to your team, collectively. I’ve always liked setting “commit” and “stretch” goals. The commit goal is something.

How to Get Your New Team to Trust You

Let's Grow Leaders

Helping your new team to trust you takes time. Do you ever wish your new team would talk to your last team? If you could just get your new team to trust you, you’d get […]. The post How to Get Your New Team to Trust You appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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6 Smart Steps to Help Your Team Navigate Change

Let's Grow Leaders

For most people (and therefore most of your team) it’s more comfortable to do what you did […]. The post 6 Smart Steps to Help Your Team Navigate Change appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Clarity Commitment Winning Well Change communication leadership management purpose visionChange is Inevitable, Strategic Change is a Choice It’s a hard truth that confounds many leaders: continued success requires continued change. But change isn’t easy.

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Team Engagement Brings Competitive Advantage

Lead Change Blog

Team dynamics is one of the overlooked parts of a business. Yet it affects so much of a how a business operates, from the individual in the team to the company as a collection of teams to the entire market place. If a team is out of sync or out of flow, things happen slowly or at worst not at all. Team members make your company’s success and in an era that is so focused on technological advancements effective teamwork is your biggest competitive advantage.

How to Start Team Accountability When You Never Have Before

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s never too late to begin team accountability. The post How to Start Team Accountability When You Never Have Before appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Commitment Results & Execution Winning Well accountability inspire model leadership management Tough ConversationsKarin and David, can I ask you a question?” We had just finished a keynote where we gave leaders the tools to have the tough conversations. Sarah, a middle-level manager, came up to talk […].

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How to Know What Your Team is Really Thinking

Let's Grow Leaders

Are you listening to your team and the stories they tell? During times of change and uncertainty, your team is desperate for information. The post How to Know What Your Team is Really Thinking appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Commitment Communication Winning Well listening storyThey’re looking for the story behind the story. They’re thirsty to listen to anyone who knows what’s REALLY going […].

How are you committed to everyday leadership?

ReImagine Work

I believe that everyone in a team has valuable input – and I aim to allow a positive space for input to be voiced and recognized.”. The post How are you committed to everyday leadership? This phrase popped in my head the other day: everyday leadership. You can demonstrate personal leadership without the title. It’s easy to underestimate the way we lead our own lives or inspire others. A seemingly small gesture of support or a word of encouragement can make such a difference.

8 Reasons Why Teams Fail

Lead Change Blog

We use the word team so often that it has almost become a garbage can word. Everything is a team. We have our department team, our sales team, our whole company is called a team, and we have even called the guys who meet every Friday night a team. Because we use the word so frequently, we think we know how to work effectively with teams. Teams are complex dynamic systems that face many challenges. Unsure of what requires a team effort.

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4 Gifts Your Team Actually Wants for Christmas

Lead Change Blog

But before you simply throw another end-of-year shindig, maybe you can give your team what they really need from you this season in ways they don’t see coming a mile away. The 4 Gifts Your Team Wants Most. It turns out there are four gifts your team actually wants for Christmas from you (and they’re all holiday party optional). Your team needs these four gifts, and no holiday soiree is going to make up for their absence the rest of the year.

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7 Essentials to Successfully Coach Virtual Teams

Skip Prichard

Excerpted with permission from TEAMS UNLEASHED: how to Release the Power and Human Potential of Work Teams (Nicholas Brealey, 2019) by Phillip Sandahl, bestselling author of Co-Active Coaching and the CEO of Team Coaching International and Founding Partner, COO of TCI, Alexis Phillips.

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Commitment or Compliance…It’s Your Choice

First Friday Book Synopsis

I am grateful to Marcus Buckingham for calling my attention to Bob Woodcock and the material he posts at his website. Here is an excerpt from a recent and excellent article that suggests the quality of Woodcock’s reasoning and writing skills, posted on January 21, 2011. To read the complete article, check out others, and sign [.].

How to Help Your Team Recover After a Downsizing

Let's Grow Leaders

The post How to Help Your Team Recover After a Downsizing appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Career & Learning Commitment downsizing leadership RIF setbacksBeing a manager in the midst of downsizing is hard enough. There’s the initial shock, the communication, the “I wonder if I’m impacted too” angst, and of course, the really painful decisions involved in selecting who will go. What’s equally difficult is […].

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Does Your Team Have a #1 Priority?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Mike McHargue: Does your team have one clearly stated priority? And, is everyone on your team crystal clear about what that priority is? When teams have more than one top priority there often isn’t unity and clarity about what actually is important.

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7 Characteristics Of A High Performing Team

Lead Change Blog

When I first started working with teams, I heard the phrase High Performing Team (HPT) used frequently. I understood that a this type of team produced consistent quality results and its members cared about each other. I wondered, though, what it was that made this team different from the rest of the pack? We have used this activity at all levels in all kinds of organizations, with intact teams and newly formed teams composed of strangers.

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Becoming Interdependent as A Team

Leading Blog

Success like this is a result of the teams you build and how you chose to lead them. In Navigating the Impossible , Caldwell takes us through his journey to becoming an elite-rower to explain how he learned to build teams and lead them to perform in challenging conditions. Building A High-Performance Team. High-performance team members are interdependent. As a leader, do you have the team member’s best interests at heart? The best teams are always personal.

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Nine Leadership Behaviors to Build Commitment

The Practical Leader

I continue to stockpile research on personal, team, and organization leadership. That leads to the second piece of research from ZengerFolkman on Employee Commitment. The company surveyed 100,000 people, examining 49 behaviors that evaluated 16 leadership competencies and then “isolated the top leadership behaviors that created a satisfied employee who is highly committed.&#. They energize their team to achieve goals and increase performance.

Team Building Exercises for Leaders

Lead Change Blog

True leaders already know the team building exercises that will make the team strong and loyal and will help that leader to inspire his team to do great things. Think of a boss like an excellent coach who can take his team from a losing history to a winning history in a few years. Yes everyone is an individual but when you are part of the team there is no room for “I.” ” The team and its goals are the most important dynamic.

How to Better Connect With Your Friends and Family Over Video

Let's Grow Leaders

Commitment Developing Leadership In Children Everything Else leadership in families leading over video remote teams

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Why Doesn’t My Team Get It?

Lead Change Blog

If you’re the positional leader, head of a team, manager, etc. If you’re a peer, a member of the team, but you ask that question of your peers, then something outside of you may be the key, but you can still make a difference. When we’re clear and consistent, team members can come to understand and appreciate the direction and the objectives. Do you communicate knowledge with the same commitment that you communicate values or beliefs? Or the executive team lacks unity.

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Two Keys to Leading Healthy Teams

Lead Change Blog

How healthy are your teams at work? Do team members work purely on their own individual tasks or do they also help their colleagues when the pace demands it? If your team’s interactions fall somewhere between those extremes, effective team work is eroded. Doing team work right, every time, requires clarity and discipline from leaders and team members. My experience with teams is probably like yours. I was exposed to sports teams in my youth.

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Leading with I.C.E. Part III: Excellence

General Leadership

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”. In Part II we discussed Commitment and the importance of leaders being committed to others as too often we see leaders more committed to themselves than their teams or their customers (think Enron).

Role of team leader – Getting the team stated

Mike Cardus

The Role of the Project Team Leader. I made this webinar for a company that is moving many people to team leadership roles , and they were struggling with their virtual teams getting work done. Getting the team started – Role of the Project Team Leader.

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To Build an Agile Team, Commit to Organizational Stability

Harvard Business

Seven evidence-based practices. Leadership & Managing people Motivating people Crisis management Digital Article