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. the purpose of follow-up is to improve performance by asking, “How can I help?”. It turns out that the lack of follow up is pervasive , and many managers are busy.

How to Write a Follow-up Email After No Response (Examples Included)

HR Digest

Your next move is to write another email—a follow-up email after no response from an interview. . And when it comes to getting your emails read and responded to promptly, following up is essential. But how do you follow up?


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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. The post After Knowledge Flow Sessions, Follow Up in Writing appeared first on Michael Lee Stallard.

Trust but Verify – requires you to follow-up

Mike Cardus

Trust but Verify – requires you to follow-up. People are not doing what they are supposed to be doing; the purpose of follow-up is to improve performance by asking, “ How can I help ?” The post Trust but Verify – requires you to follow-up appeared first on

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow-up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

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

The Art of Following Up for Executives

N2Growth Blog

Many say there is an art to the follow-up. For starters, follow up action is a signal many employers look for in judging candidates on their professionalism, general organization, and cultural fit. In fact, one in five hiring managers say that this is a box they look to check before extending an offer, and in one survey, nearly 70% of hiring managers said that following up not only matters but failing to do so could even lead to dismissal from the process.

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.

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. You just finished reading Using Follow Up Effectively ! The post Using Follow Up Effectively appeared first on StrategyDriven.

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. We confuse following-up with negative terms of management – Micro-Managing ; NOT trusting people ; Causing people to be Other-Directed ; Dis-Engagement …. Two Reasons for Follow-Up. People are doing what they are supposed to be doing, the purpose of follow-up is to maintain performance by.

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”.

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. … See my response in the Solo Consultant’s Network. Fields.

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. ” If leaders will not be able to keep up with the rapidly changing world, detailed policy manuals don’t have a chance! The effective leader of the future will consistently and efficiently ask, learn, follow up, and grow. Follow-Up.

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.

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! Follow-up is the last step of the Leadership Is a Contact Sport behavioral change process. Follow-up is how you measure your progress. More than anything, follow-up makes us change.

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

How to Follow Up with People After a Conference

Harvard Business

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. Here’s a framework for structuring your post-conference follow up to maximize the chances that your new connections turn into meaningful professional relationships. A specific reason to follow up. Marcus Franzen/Getty Images.

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

A Follow-Up Discussion on the Rise and Fall of the Job Listing [AUDIO]


The post A Follow-Up Discussion on the Rise and Fall of the Job Listing [AUDIO] appeared first on Uncubed I recently published a post on the evolution of the job listing ( A History of the Job Listing and How It Just Died ), which generated some interesting conversations. I captured one with Neil Mody, a New York-based founders, here. Neil draws a parallel to what happened in the content distribution space, where his previous company nRelate, was an early mover.

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 Optimize Your Team-Based Learning & Development | Making.


Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us Sep 01 How to Optimize Your Team-based Learning & Development By admin Ed Oakley follows up his conversation about how much more effective team-based learning is compared to trying to learn on our own with an important component of successful team-based learning.

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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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 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. Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Life Coaching Ways & Tips Business Busy Calls Clients Coaching Follow-Up Kudos Offended Office Phone Procrastination ReturnYou’re not going to believe this, but I hate the phone.

Loyalty vs. Tenure | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Think of any organization that has mediocre talent, where management has frustrated you with consistent under-performance, or where cavalier attitudes and a sense of entitlement overshadow a focus on productivity & performance, and I’ll show you an organization that embraces tenure… An old business saying that sums-up my feelings about tenure goes like this: “The only thing worse than an employee who quits and leaves is an employee who quits and stays.&#

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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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.

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.

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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. Review your written agreements periodically, and follow up on action items. Am I holding up my end of the bargain?

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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

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?

Growing Your Business By Taking Care Of The Customer’s Experience

Tanveer Naseer

Creating a sense of community in your business can lead to significant revenue gains, especially if you pair that experience with an excellent follow-up.

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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. This is a full-color, downloadable PDF document. The first page contains the overview of each of the five evaluation perspectives: redo, revoke, reward, revise, and recruit. This tool is especially helpful for evaluating an event or activity that required the help of others.

Ethical Leadership: Beyond Insight to Action

Leading in Context

While listening to a speaker, you hear a new idea that strikes you as important, and you jot it down to follow up. But do you ever follow up? By Linda Fisher Thornton Have you had an insight while attending a conference?

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Employee Complaints – 5 Questions to Ask

Let's Grow Leaders

Your first task when your team members bring up a complaint is to listen. At times, a follow-up question might be appropriate. When they ask for a specific intervention, you might follow up by asking, “what would you hope the outcome of that would be?”.

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The 4C’s of Accountability that Increase Performance and Lower Stress

Leadership Freak

Insecurity, lack of clarity, and lack of follow-up make accountability frustrating. “Holding people accountable” feels oppressive – like pressuring reluctant people to do something they resist.

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Effective Accountability Requires 200%

Nathan Magnuson

How will we FOLLOW-UP? “What we really need around here is some accountability.” ” Have you ever heard these words? Maybe you’ve spoken them yourself. If so, you were probably really, really right!

The Lost Art of Connecting

Leading Blog

To begin to build your constellation, you have to be yourself and ask yourself the following questions: Who do you need to be around you to be your best? The Do phase is following up—quickly and effectively. W HO are the stars in your constellation?

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What is Your Relationship with "Busy"?

Anese Cavanaugh

It's often then followed up by them telling me some form of how busy they are, and that they wish they weren't, and how hard it is that we're all busy, and down the "busy spiral" the convo will go -- IF I let myself get hooked into their busy.). "Gosh, you are so busy!”