Why Follow Up Matters

Marshall Goldsmith

Chester is also my great friend, a member of our 100 Coaches organization, and during our interview series, Chester will provide us with solutions to leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation, and lead a multi-generational workforce. 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”.

4 Innovative Ways to Generate More Hot Leads Online

Strategy Driven

Today’s blog post will discuss four innovative ways to generate more leads online. and start sharing exciting content with your followers. Once you have this information, you can follow up with them and continue the sales process. Are you looking for more leads?


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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.

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.&#

Innovative Branding For Female Entrepreneurs

Women on Business

Being a modern day figure in the marketplace of female empowerment leader and spiritual innovator leads one to believe that my life is my message, my image is my brand, my ideas are what the public is searching and looking for, if I come from that singular identity, then I am way off track. ” then I can take my brand image and be innovative and engaging, adding more value to servicing the needs of female entrepreneurs globally. Do you ask for referrals and then follow up?

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Standardization is the first step to innovation

Mike Cardus

Standardization is the first step to innovation. Without the standard of a Rote-Copying method then Surface Understanding to Personal Mastery , innovation cannot take place. The managers manager (who is accountable for the output of the manager) teaches the manager a step by step method of how to delegate and follow-up on delegation of tasks a shared standard. Once the manager has the basics, they delegate again following the steps.

How to Help Your Team Think Bigger

Let's Grow Leaders

It can take time for people to process and then take the risk of speaking up. Follow up and encourage them to elaborate, ask if anyone can expand on it, add to it, or if it sparks another thought. Help your team think bigger by engaging, equipping, and encouraging.

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Questions to ask to make training stick

Mike Cardus

How often do you plan to check-in (follow up) and see what is learned and applied? Once the training is complete, have a follow-up and learning discussion. What wider lessons did they pick up that might help the department or team?

Some ?What If?? Questions You Should Be Asking Right Now

Next Level Blog

Right now, we’re all in the place of dealing with a disruptive innovator called Mother Nature. conversations can help us come up with new and innovative approaches to dealing with something we’ve never dealt with before.

Team Entanglement, the interactions are what makes progress

Mike Cardus

Write it down, answer it, or ask your team members that question and allow their answers to be – no need to follow up. A foundation pliant enough for your team, those you work with to interact within a frame to allow creativity and innovation to emerge.

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Weekly Round-Up: On What Makes a Leader, Lessons in Innovation & 15 Procrastination Beating Techniques


Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. So in case you’ve missed them, here is this week’s round-up of top posts. Lessons in Innovation from Six of the World’s Most Creative Thinkers By Ali Rushdan & Alrick Pagnon, Fast Company “ Much to his disappointment, Hayao Miyazaki is often referred to as the Walt Disney of Japan. No Follow-Up on the Follow-Up?

Unlock Your Team’s Best Thinking

Let's Grow Leaders

Their answer to why they didn’t speak up holds the key to unlocking your team’s best ideas and building a team of micro-innovators, problem-solvers, and customer advocates.

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How do we grow leaders as teachers? (Video) with Dr. Sydney Finkelstein

Let's Grow Leaders

Creative people who create a following because of their deep talent. Model creativity and innovation. 10:30 Discussing clarity and curiosity (innovation) using quotes from Sydney’s book. Mindset of innovation.

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When chaos and disorder happen, ask SOLVEDcards questions

Mike Cardus

The company was opening back up after being closed from covid19, and the staff plus manager was afraid. No follow up or need for discussion, just let people respond and invite others to listen.

Put Your Phone Away And Look Up

Lead Change Blog

They posed in front of various attractions, held up the selfie stick, clicked, studied the tablet screen, and moved on. Look Up. Commit to one follow-up action. I go on vacation and end up with random information on commercial pool/spa management, the day-to-day work of a CDC epidemiologist, being a U.S. Workplace Issues creativity HR Innovation Leadership Management managing people mindfulness people management selfie selfie stick Technology

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Scaling Growth Disruption and Capacity

Mike Cardus

Positioning is required to scale your services into a whole business that can operate with sales, products, customer service, follow up, and business units. customer service, sales, finance, quality management, innovation) and products together in your business.

Team Learning from reviewing what works and how to improve

Mike Cardus

Record conclusions made and goals set during the debrief and follow-up. Innovation Leadership Development Solution-Focused Team Building Team Building Activity after action review how a team learns learning team team debrief team learning team learning process

Do You Need To Delegate More To Be Successful?

Rich Gee Group

In addition, they might come up with an innovative way of solving it! Follow up. Pick them up, reorient them, and ensure they are back on track. Follow the steps and see what transpires — you might be surprised how easy it is.

Plan Now for a Post-Easter Review

Ron Edmondson

I like to do it the week following Easter services. (In How will we follow-up with visitors now? Church Planting Church Revitalization Encouragement Innovation LeadershipEaster is almost here. I want to remind (or encourage) you to plan now for your post-Easter review.

Understanding the Language of Innovation

Harvard Business Review

We all know innovation has its own language conventions, rich with revolutions , evolutions , ecosystems , and more. Innovators, after all, are trying to communicate the promise of something that may not exist yet, and sometimes that requires some optimistic adornment. We may be able to get buy-in on important innovations that would otherwise be denied. And only 1% see innovation as pure science.) Communication Innovation Research

Innovation Isn't an Idea Problem

Harvard Business Review

When most organizations try to increase their innovation efforts, they always seem to start from the same assumption: "we need more ideas." However, in most organizations, innovation isn''t hampered by a lack of ideas, but rather a lack of noticing the good ideas already there. Sims regarding an innovative new firing method. If such a negative bias against creativity is present in times of uncertainty, it might explain why so many notable innovations were initially rejected.

Why B2B Companies Struggle with Collaborative Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Collaborative innovation is a hot topic in the B2C space, where it overlaps with crowdsourcing, but we see B2B players taking an interest as well. Nonetheless, innovating with customers should work well in B2B, as it should give companies a deeper knowledge of their customers and promote a trusting relationship. Treating an innovation project as just an “event” is the most common cause of failure. The two had teamed up to design the bus of the future.

Innovation Is a Discipline, Not a Cliché

Harvard Business Review

About every six months an article appears arguing that innovation is an overused term, with corporate fatigue auguring a "back to basics" approach focused on less sexy but important tasks of execution, strategy, and so on. The latest salvo was a much discussed Wall Street Journal article carrying the provocative title, "You Call That Innovation?" No doubt the term innovation is bankrupt at some companies, particularly those that throw the word around without defining it clearly.

Inside Adobe’s Innovation Kit

Harvard Business Review

Need to unleash innovation in your company? Adobe Systems has recently launched a program to drive innovation from within, the Adobe Kickbox. According to Adobe , the Kickbox is “designed to increase innovator effectiveness, accelerate innovation velocity, and measurably improve innovation outcomes.” This might control costs, but as research led by Wharton’s Jennifer Mueller suggests, many people have a subtle bias against innovative ideas.

How Criticism Creates Innovative Teams

Harvard Business Review

In follow-up interviews with each subject, researchers asked the participants if they had any more ideas for solving the traffic problem. Communication Innovation Leading teams It''s tough to find examples of successfully challenging the boss, even tougher to find stories of leaders who specifically ask to be challenged. The most common is a tale of Alfred P. Sloan at General Motors.

Long Term Implementation of Quality Teams Within Organizations

Mike Cardus

Successful Implementation Requires Follow-Up. 2 Reasons for Follow-Up. Corporate Team Building Innovation Leadership Leadership Coaching Management Manager Training Organization Development Power Point Problem Solving Products Speaking Engagement Team Building Team Building Agenda Team Training implementation of quality tools lean leadership Lean Six Sigma Teams Lean Six Sigma training organization development quality standards quality teams quality tools

You Innovate with Your Heart, Not Your Head

Harvard Business Review

The CEO knew I was a fan of passion-fueled innovation and thought he had a story I’d find inspiring, hence the call. A year earlier he had taken up his new post at Lakeland. By most of these metrics, the care compared well with others in the industry — but this wasn’t showing up in the overall satisfaction scores. Many were frequently readmitted when they failed to follow post-care instructions. Innovation

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Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Articles

Mike Cardus

2 Reasons for Follow-Up, and Why Managers / Team Leaders Need to Follow-Up. Corporate Team Building Innovation Leadership Management Organization Development Team Building awesome team building michael cardus team building development team building training With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2013. Here is the schedule it may change; 12/26/13 – Team Building & Leadership Articles.

Every Business Is Social (Like it or not)

Mills Scofield

Mali Health Given the great comments on last week’s post and a Huffington Post article on the subject by Matt Murrie , I thought a follow-up was in order. Alex Osterwalder BMGen Business Model Canvas Business Model Generation Business Model Innovation Impact Investing Innovation Leadership Mali Health Pencils of Promise Social Business Social Entrepreneurship Startups Strategy Venture Capital

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Reflecting Upon the Team Building and Leadership Experience

Mike Cardus

Mentally working through these questions gave me some insight into developing follow-up questions and recommended ideas for application that the managers and supervisors will try between now and next month. Creativity Images Innovation Leadership Coaching Management Manager Training Problem Solving Processing Products Solution-Focused executive coaching leaderhship coaching SFCT solution finding SOLVED method

Attention is Oxygen for Relationships

Michael Lee Stallard

Be engaged and curious by asking questions and then ask follow-up questions to clarify. Later this month I’ll be speaking on inclusion and innovation at the Dallas Convention Center as part of the American Society for Training and Development’s International Exposition and Conference. It’s been said that attention is oxygen for relationships.

Choosing Courage

Leading Blog

Courage to innovate and grow. Importantly, Detert also adds, “People don’t like to feel ambushed or ganged up on. W ITHOUT A DOUBT, courage matters—and we need more of it. Courage to see the right thing done. Courage to present a new idea.

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7 Traits That Great LEADERS Need Right Now

Lead Change Blog

People who can step up and show others the way. People who take charge, not in an overbearing way, but in a way that inspires others to follow. After all, you can’t be a leader unless others will follow you. Being positive and encouraging inspires your team to want to follow up. One of the great things to come out of this pandemic is the high level of innovation that we have seen. Product development has been speeded up.

Why Large Companies Struggle With Business Model Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Innovation success stories are all strikingly similar: a bright idea, supported by a zealot-innovator who sees it through. The windfall of goodies follows. This is especially true for business model innovations — when the new idea is not a product, service, or technology but a different way of engaging with the customers and earning revenue from them. As a result the innovation projects died on the vine. Executing on Innovation.

6 MUST HAVES for Running a Team Meeting

Mike Cardus

Are you following the steps? Developing these items will open-up the discussions and innovation to move your team and you forward. Create a “parking-lot” for discussion items that come up that are not on the agenda. Following-up After the Team Meeting. Corporate Team Building innovation Leadership leadership coaching Management manager training Team Building Team Training management training quality teams team meetings

Goals and do you know what you are supposed to do?

Mike Cardus

Working in Baltimore Maryland leading a series of Team Building & Leadership workshops to Supervisors and Managers, I asked them to complete the following field-work between our sessions. Determine how you will measure and follow up. Now that you have some clear goals that are achievable and you know the follow-up system, the challenge is how to translate those goals into your work and the work of your team.

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This Strategic Pivot to Address COVID Will Help Your Business Thrive

Lead Change Blog

This means having a couple of short meetings with the leadership team to talk about the issues that recently cropped up. . While the manufacturing startup was keen on innovation, it didn’t have a clear measure of ROI in place. Leaders would often be surprised as they cropped up since they were also focusing on problems in their own areas. The following day should be spent on operationalizing the strategic changes discussed on the previous day. Next Steps and Follow-Up.

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Do I Have to Come up With All The Great Ideas!? Why this belief means you suck as a manager.

Mike Cardus

The ideas they come up with are short-sighted and I seem to always be pointing out better alternatives. Reinforcing belief by management that people “ just don’t get-it, and I have to come up with all the creative ideas around here.”. If yes then let them go and arrange a follow-up time. I’ve seen this happen many times: Employee to Manager: I’ve got a great idea and think that by doing x we will get y,z and extra outcomes.

Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Activities and Simulations

Mike Cardus

Following a short break the people returned to find stacks of index cards at their table and the MindSpin guidelines on a Flip Chart. Enabling Innovation. Competitive demands require quicker, more effective and innovative problem solving. Problem solvers are required to quickly provide solutions to increasingly complex problems, develop and design new and innovative products and processes – all while reducing research and development time and costs.

Personal Mastery to Continuous Improvement

Mike Cardus

Innovation and Continuous Improvement Come from Personal Mastery. Once you master then innovation inevitably happens.”. Innovation Comes From Standardization of Processes. There is no room for interpretation just following the steps. Surface Understanding – Following the Rote Copying you begin to create an understanding for how to get things done. Personal Mastery – Following Surface Understanding you enter the personal mastery phase.

Iconic: How to Attain the Ultimate Level of Distinction

Leading Blog

Every moment you are playing defense against the competition wastes a moment you could be innovating to make them irrelevant.” See to have amazed, thrilled, and overjoyed followers.” Show how you’re following up. Think like a start-up. Have an innovative mindset and look at everything you do from a fresh customer-centric focus. S COTT MCKAIN wrote the book on creating distinction in a world of homogenization.

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Resistance to Change. Fear of Punishment for Incompetence

Mike Cardus

Follow-up and continue to share the message of what "done" looks like; Step 6. Corporate Team Building Innovation Leadership Leadership Coaching Management Manager Training Organization Development Problem Solving Team Building Team Training change create-learning team building and leadership Edgar Schein executive coaching leading change michael cardus planning change resistance to change Photo Credit.

Managerial-Leadership Development Belongs to the Manager of the Person Being Developed NOT Human Resources!

Mike Cardus

Three months later, Juli and the Project Mangers should meet again, check for progress, offer positive reinforcement and active follow-up. Corporate Team Building Innovation Leadership Leadership Coaching Management Manager Training Organization Development Team Building Team Training coaching direc manager executive coaching huma resources leadership development management coaching organization development team development As a manager, developing staff is your job.