Better follow up as a manager

Mike Cardus

Follow up is what good managers do, you follow up for 2 reasons : People are doing what they are supposed to be doing. The purpose of follow-up is to maintain performance and notice what is happening that you would like to continue o r amplified.

Using Follow Up Effectively

Strategy Driven

Do you attempt to follow up with prospective buyers because they haven’t contacted you when you thought they should? Use your follow up contact to help them figure out how to resolve any of these issues that might cause them to be stuck.

Why Follow Up Matters

Marshall Goldsmith

In this week’s interview, Chester shares with us his personal experience with why following up with others matters when we are trying to change our “bad habits”. ” So it was this idea of checking in, following up, because if you just change your behavior, the perception doesn’t change. Chester Elton is one of today’s most influential voices in workplace trends.

After Knowledge Flow Sessions, Follow Up in Writing

Michael Lee Stallard

#86 Follow Up in Writing. After a Group or Individual Knowledge Flow Session , follow up in writing to summarize what you heard, what actions are necessary, who is responsible for each action and when each action should be completed.

Perplexed About No Follow-Up

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, I applied for a Fire Chief’s position in March. On June 7, I received notice that I was slated to be interviewed via Skype over the next two weeks. Well, it’s… Continue reading → Leading

Ask, Learn, Follow Up and Grow

Marshall Goldsmith

Next, if the person was skilled and/or lucky, more promotions followed until he or she eventually became an executive who could tell lots of people what to do. No one person will be smart enough to keep up. Follow-Up. The manager’s degree of follow-up.

Contributors Call January 2011 Follow Up

Lead Change Blog

What are your plans for 2011? This is a video and slide deck of the call we had on January 6, 2011 to talk about the future of the Lead Change Group. It is also the first of monthly calls … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Contributor Webinars Conference Call contributing members Contributors Webinar

2 Reasons for Follow-Up, and Why Managers / Team Leaders Need to Follow-Up

Mike Cardus

Follow-up is a mantra amongst Team, Management and Leadership Development everywhere…While we all talk about how important it is, many of us don’t do it. Two Reasons for Follow-Up. What is important about follow-up?

Better Execution With ‘No-Follow Up’ Culture


In an increasingly complex work environment where execution is distributed between teams and geographies, one of the biggest wastes I have seen is “following-up on things”. A typical manager’s task list will feature about 30% (or even more) tasks which are simply following up (read The primary focus of lean organizations/teams is to “eliminate waste”.

Why Didn???t You Get Better? You Didn???t Follow-up!

Marshall Goldsmith

Clearly, affirmatively, I can tell you that you will not get better if you do not follow-up. Once youve mastered the subtleties of asking, listening, thanking, apologizing, involving, and initiating change in your behavior, you must follow-up relentlessly!

Recent Forecasting Questions as Follow-up to Superforecasting

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a follow-up with some of… Read More Recent Forecasting Questions as Follow-up to Superforecasting. Those of you who attended or have listened to the synopsis I gave on Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip Tetlcok and Dan Gardner (Crown Books, 2016) at the First Friday Book Synopsis are aware that you can participate in the Good Judgment project by clicking HERE.

Following Up vs. Being a Nag

David A Fields

A question I was asked… I have one client that is resistant to follow-up and it always seems as though I am bothering him. How do I follow-up with a client without it seeming that I am bothering them?… The post Following Up vs. Being a Nag appeared first on David A.

Nine out of ten people don't follow-up

Chartered Management Institute

Not surprisingly, out of a group of nearly 40 people, only 2 claimed to have a systematic approach to following up after the meeting. Speaking at a networking event the other day, I did a quick straw poll to test out one of my theories about why so many people find such events a pointless exercise despite feeling compelled to go along. You are not watching this post, click to start watching read more

Content + Connection + Follow Up — Along The Path to Professional Growth (Why the First Friday Book Synopsis Is Worth Your Time)

First Friday Book Synopsis

For 19 years (since April, 1998), Karl Krayer and I have conducted the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas. We meet at the wonderful Park City Club. Every month – two books – great food – great networking! Over the 19 years, we have met some really sharp professional men and women. Leaders; thinkers; folks […]. Randy''s blog entries

How to Optimize Your Team-Based Learning & Development | Making.


And can you even imagine the power of the process of your team coming up with what their REAL… Clear, Elevating Goal is? Be sure to sign up for FREE practical leadership and management tips in the red box above.

Loyalty vs. Tenure | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Tenure Kills Brands : As an organization expands and continues to promote mediocre talent up through the ranks, you’ll notice that growth will eventually slow, quality and customer service suffer, and eventually these negative attributes will be reflected in declining brand equity.

Steps and Tips for Proper Project Planning Part II

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Every day people and businesses come up with excuses as to why their projects failed. Leadership Development deadlines follow up implementation Leadership strategic planningWhile reasons such as not having enough time or resources are definitely valid, the real cause for many failed tasks is that there was not proper planning. It is usually a complete lack of planning rather than simply poor planning [.].

How to Follow Up with People After a Conference

Harvard Business Review

Back at work, most of us immediately go into catch-up mode; the last thing on your mind is following up with the people you just met. A specific reason to follow up. Marcus Franzen/Getty Images.

25 Coaching Questions to Create your 2013 Leadership Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Just remember, you get what you pay for. (-: When you are ready, take out a piece of paper and a pen, or a tablet for you techies, and answer each one of the following questions. How do you stack up against these competencies? Implementation and follow-up: 18. committment purpose measurement leadership development plan follow-up feedback coaching questions performance management individual development plan executive coaching

How to Make sure you Achieve your 2014 Leadership Goals

Great Leadership By Dan

Well I did – I haven’t given up – and I’m loving the results! My work had meaning Step 2: Daily follow-up and measurement There are a number of ways to do this. No long winded analysis, beating yourself up, or excuses – just a number. Although I haven’t seen my results yet, I know my numbers are going up. development plan follow-up goals IDP leadership marshall goldsmith measurement

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How To Get Everyone To Return Your Calls.

Rich Gee Group

They call me up for a complimentary session, we have it, they love it, and will get back to me within 24 hours to let me know. I try to call them and follow up leaving voicemails, email, etc. You’re not going to believe this, but I hate the phone.

Tactics for Asking Good Follow-Up Questions

Harvard Business Review

Yet most askers simply accept what they hear (good or bad) and, without asking any follow-ups, move on to the next topic on their list. But the key to understanding people lies in the follow-up question. In my experience, there are two major reasons people don’t ask good (or any) follow-up questions. First, many interviewers aren’t actually paying close enough attention to ask detailed follow-up questions.

Tactics for Asking Good Follow-Up Questions

Harvard Business Review

Yet most askers simply accept what they hear (good or bad) and, without asking any follow-ups, move on to the next topic on their list. But the key to understanding people lies in the follow-up question. In my experience, there are two major reasons people don’t ask good (or any) follow-up questions. First, many interviewers aren’t actually paying close enough attention to ask detailed follow-up questions.

Video Book Club: Good Boss, Bad Boss

Next Level Blog

Following up on the success of his previous book, The No Asshole Rule , Bob is back with Good Boss, Bad Boss.   That said, there is one big takeaway for me from the book which I think sums up most of what Bob is recommending.

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How to Maximize Your Return on Investment from a Leadership Development Program

Great Leadership By Dan

Follow-up. Marshall Goldsmith did extensive research on the effect of follow-up after leaders completed a 360 degree assessment. He found that simply by asking for feedback on a regular basis, leader scores improved on follow-up assessments. Follow these steps and you’ve get the biggest bang for your buck from your next leadership development investment. follow-up leadership programs ROI

Are you up a tree? Here’s the best career strategy ever

First Friday Book Synopsis

To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. * * * Are you up a tree? Bob's blog entries BNET don’t follow the popular or conventional path because that’s what everyone does Facebook follow up fast Forget headhunters2. Here is an article written by Steve Tobak for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network.

Joe’s Journal: On Turning Failure to Success

First Friday Book Synopsis

Grant what matters in times of failure is our resolve to pursue (and ultimately accomplish) our mission in life and work what Peter Drucker called “feedback analysis”: Failure should be followed up by brutal self-evaluation and used as a steppingstone to success Winfred ScottHere is the latest post by Joseph A. Maciariello featured in the Joe’s Journal series at the Drucker Exchange (Dx) sponsored by the Drucker Institute.

Your Coaching Is Only as Good as Your Follow-Up Skills

Harvard Business Review

Unfortunately, too many managers don’t adequately follow through and thereby squander the important time they’ve invested in coaching. It will help you offer meaningful support in follow-up meetings, as well as in between meetings. Follow up on agreements.

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101 Ways to Networld

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries 101 Ways to Networld and Disney AT&T Be proactive rather than reactive Become a Networlder Become a Networlding influencer CNA Create a Primary Circle Find Networlding influencers for your Primary Circle Follow-up promptly after face-to-face meetings Initially Melissa G. Here are ten of 101 ways Melissa G. Wilson suggests to help you become much more successful, no matter what the economy is (and isn’t) doing.

Experience Evaluation Form

Tim Milburn

Home About SPEAKING RESOURCES Archives CONTACT Download: Experience Evaluation Form 0 Comments Following up from my last post on Evaluation Exercises , I have completed the Experience Evaluation Form.

Who is waiting for you? #management

Management Craft

Follow-up is key. And don't be afraid to follow-up and ask for the information you need. Management follow-up making decisions patienceAlthough patience is often a virtue, many of us run a quart or two low. We anxiously await information, decisions, calls, and answers. We toss and turn and imagine far out worst-case scenarios. Waiting stinks. As managers, people are often waiting on you. Do you appreciate the anguish or stress that you might be causing?

Who’s Your Second? Are We Really Leading, or Just in Charge?

RapidStart Leadership

We make the plans, give the orders, follow-up on everybody and everything. Are you indispensable? Should you be? Nothing happens without our say-so. The machine is humming and we are at the controls. It feels like leadership. But is it?

Corporate Training for Your Company | 3 Step Plan

Career Advancement

She knew her employees deserved a top-tier speaker, and she wanted someone who would provide the follow-up needed to ensure their success. If you’re looking for a corporate training for your company, here’s the 3-step process that the trainer should follow.

Arrogance and Other Concerns with Stretching People

Leadership Freak

This post is a follow up to this morning’s post, “How to Stretch People without Breaking Them.” Thanks to the people who added comments and inspired this post. Arrogance: The idea of stretching… Continue reading → Curiosity Humility Personal Growth Saying No Stress Taking others higher Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Seven Ways to Involve People in the Change Process

Change Starts Here

Now, I’d like to follow up with a post about how […]. Last month, I published an article about Five Stages in the Change Process Where You Can Involve People, which detailed opportunities to engage more people in change – and not just during implementation.

How to Resolve 4 Reasons People Don’t Follow Through for You

Leadership Freak

A person who doesn’t follow through is worse than having no one at all. How to resolve 4 reasons people don’t follow through: #1. No follow up results in no follow through. I… Continue reading → Accountability Success Leadership Development

How to Resolve 4 Reasons People Don’t Follow Through for You

Leadership Freak

A person who doesn’t follow through is worse than having no one at all. How to resolve 4 reasons people don’t follow through: #1. No follow up results in no follow through. I… Continue reading → Accountability Success Leadership Development

Solution Saturday: Tired of Beating a Dead Horse

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, I am frequently frustrated with poor communication and lack of follow up in communication that I initiate with leaders and team members. I offer solutions and offer an open invitation to… Continue reading → Influence Solution Saturday Leadership Development

The Most Important Thing You Can Do If You Really Want to Change

Marshall Goldsmith

It’s follow-up. Follow-up is the #1 difference maker in the whole change process. 1) Follow-up is how you measure your progress. 2) Follow-up is how you remind people that you’re making an effort to change, and that they are helping you. 3) Follow-up is how your efforts eventually get imprinted on your colleagues’ minds. 4) Follow-up is how you erase your coworkers’ skepticism that you can change.

You Spoke, But No One Listened

Marshall Goldsmith

Your staff won't follow through unless you follow up Just because you sent out an email doesn't mean your staff will get the work done.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Keynote Speaker

Career Advancement

Most importantly, the ability to not only fire up an audience but to empower them to think strategically about their careers. Find out where the speaker’s strengths lie and determine whether those strengths match up with your company’s needs. Set up a phone conversation.

Stop! Don’t Make the #1 Mistake in Business

Marshall Goldsmith

M: I believe the #1 mistake in business is the failure to follow up. In one of the largest studies ever done on the effects of executive coaching–over 70,000 respondents, we learned that the biggest mistake coaches make is in not following up.

Help Your Employees to Manage Up

Lead Change Blog

Among topics like Managing Stress and Managing Change, I added “Managing Up.” I followed up with an anonymous survey to get really specific as to [.]. Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Workplace Issues I finished a training series recently.