Community Management

Lead Change Blog

One of the largest barriers in several organizations is that many managers still tend to think using hierarchical paradigms. Targets, management on result, and control remain the magic words. Roughly speaking, a network organization is about communities and community management, raising the question of how you build communities. Then the community managers. The post Community Management appeared first on Lead Change.

Leadership and Work Teams

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Simon Mac Rory: If you work in an organization today as a leader you will lead a team. 90% of what we do in an organization happens through collaborative effort, making the team the most important production unit. Great team leaders intuitively recognize this.

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Five Tips for Small Team Management

Strategy Driven

In fact, studies now show that a smaller number of members in a team is linked to more engagement and accountability. At work, small teams tend to be more productive because leads can focus their time and attention to fewer members. Communicate with the team effectively.

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Having the Courage to Trust Your Team

Great Leadership By Dan

As leaders, we need to actively trust our followers, teams, and employees. To make matters worse, many leaders and managers work in organizations layered with forced hierarchies and inherently distrustful systems. If an employee screws up, it reflects on the manager, not the employee.

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Consistent ideation – whether your team is in one office or distributed. originates from a founding team and trickles down to employees. to creep in, such as: • Will my leadership team welcome my idea? Will my manager resent me? Our innovation management platform enables.

Managing Remote Teams: How to Increase Engagement and Performance

Let's Grow Leaders

Managing Remote Teams: Relationships First Dear Karin and David, Do you have any best practices for managing remote teams? I’m finding it hard to build genuine connection and to stay on top of performance when the team is so dispersed.

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Dealing with Difficult Team Members

Lead Change Blog

And then there’s that team member who always needs to analyze everything to death before finally getting into action. Why do these co-workers manage to get under your skin? Your pitfall arises when you exaggerate your good quality; and your team members experience your pitfall as impatience, not thoroughly thought through (a little impulsive, even). The Team Member’s Perspective. Let’s have a look at how the team member sees your behavior.

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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.

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The Puzzle – Building Effective Teams

Lead Change Blog

Building an effective team is like putting together a complex puzzle. It is the same for builders of teams. Some concentrate on selection and building diverse skills, while others are participants, watching as the team dynamics unfold. Step 3: Stages of Team Development.

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Don’t let team drift run your team aground

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

You might be suffering from team drift and not know it. The same thing can happen to teams. One of the most common complaints I hear from managers is, “I want to re-energize […]. The post Don’t let team drift run your team aground appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Team Effectiveness High Performance Teams Team Drift

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Helping Your Team Members Feel More Valued

Lead Change Blog

Every individual in the team is valuable towards the success of the team. But to a great extent, it is the manager’s and the team leader’s responsibility to ensure that their team members feel valued. Most times, the manager wakes up to his mistake by praising the person and applauding him for his contribution after the person has resigned and is at his farewell party. Your authenticity as a manager will always be questioned.

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How Can I More Effectively Manage a Remote Team?

Great Results Team Building

One of the growing concerns for people who manage and lead project teams in any industry is the issue of remote workers. This simply means that the same stuff that traditional same-site teams experience as issues are also issues for a remote team.

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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.

Managing An Older Team As A Young Manager

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Sean McPheat : With more and more graduates finding themselves in a managerial role fresh out of university, it’s interesting to analyse the way that young managers are able to manage and interact with their older team members. Get to know your team as individuals.

This is the Best Way to Manage Your Team

Lead from Within

Here are some of the most important everyday things you can do to lead your team well: Maintain good communication. Get to know members of your team individually—personally as well as professionally. Manage conflict. 6 Powerful Habits of The Most Productive Teams.

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Developing team member skills

Lead on Purpose

As you progress on the journey of building great teams, you create the vision, build a strong foundation of trust and motivate your team to reach beyond what they thought they were capable of doing. The next step is to … Continue reading → Product Management Team Building decisions development influence Innovation Knowledge market market expert skills

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Managing Remote Teams: Let’s Grow Leaders April Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival on managing remote teams. The post Managing Remote Teams: Let’s Grow Leaders April Frontline Festival appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Frontline Festival branding building your personal brand teamsWe asked thought leaders from around the world to share their very best post on this topic. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and […].

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Communication Practices of High-Performance Management Teams

Management Excellence

Challenging Conversations High Performance Management Teams Authenticity Communications Habits of Top Managers Toxic Environment trustWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now.

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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. Have table teams report out. Team spirit is high.

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Manage change with SCARF

Lead Change Blog

Many years of working as a management consultant, coach and mentor tell me the exact opposite is often the case. The answer, simply put, is to structure your conversation using many of the excellent, tried and tested tools that exist in the leadership, management and business development archives. Removing ambiguity as much as possible reduces threat signals to you and your team, or your organisation. The post Manage change with SCARF appeared first on Lead Change.

Developing high-performance product teams

Lead on Purpose

It’s difficult (if not impossible) to quantify what it takes to develop a productive and successful product team. Every product is unique, and every company does things differently.

How to Create a Powerhouse Team

Skip Prichard

Winning Team. Playing midfielder for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team for over twenty-three years, Kristine Lilly knows a thing or two about winning teams. Add this remarkable achievement and team insight with her co-authors, Dr. John Gills, Jr.

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Team Leadership: 4 Simple Steps to Getting Stuff Done

RapidStart Leadership

“Can Team Leadership really be boiled down into four steps?” What should we be … Team Leadership: 4 Simple Steps to Getting Stuff Done Read More ». The post Team Leadership: 4 Simple Steps to Getting Stuff Done appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Managing Your International Team Without Letting Go Of The Reins

Strategy Driven

Many business owners understand the enormous benefits of having sales teams based in their international territories. Managing your international teams can be easier than you think. Catch up on a personal level with the key members of your international team.

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How to Manage the Most Difficult Stakeholders

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s the night before you’re supposed to wrap up your assignment and brief the leadership team on what you’ve done. The post How to Manage the Most Difficult Stakeholders appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

Introducing Our New Team Excellence Assessment


Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us Oct 26 Introducing Our New Team Excellence Assessment By admin How does your team stack up to a world-class heart transplant team?

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Transform Your Team With This Innovative Approach

Great Leadership By Dan

There are two significant problems with this approach to managing accountability. But there is another way a leader can manage accountability and that is by setting up their team to be accountable. Take a moment and think of the best team you have ever been a part of.

Will this project manager make a good people manager?

Lead Change Blog

Sam’s team just delivered a complex project on-time, on-budget, and with impeccable quality. His company is eying him for promotion, because they want him to “rub off” on other project managers, whose results aren’t as stellar. In theory, a good project manager can become a good [.] Author information Leigh Steere Co-founder, Managing People Better, LLC—a management research firm/think tank.

Team Building Exercises for Leaders

Lead Change Blog

If you have worked for more than one boss in your career so far then you know that there are different styles of leadership or management. 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.

The Odd Truth About Remote Teams

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Leadership Coaching Leadership Development When it comes to remote teams, absence can make results stronger. Managed well, remote teams will outperform your co-located groups. I have led many highly dispersed teams.

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Team Development Is a Key Leadership Responsibility

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Too many talented individuals get overlooked when managers don’t view development as their responsibility. The post Team Development Is a Key Leadership Responsibility appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

Ensure Your Team Works Well Together

Strategy Driven

If you are leading any kind of business , you need to be fully aware of the ways in which teams work, and make sure that those you are looking after are working together as best as they can. Nobody should feel as though they are carrying the weight of the team on their own shoulders.

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Finding Your Stride as a New Manager

Lead Change Blog

Management isn’t doing—it’s seeing that it gets done.” Belker, The First-Time Manager. Tons of information is accessible on the internet on mistakes that first-time managers make. Enough literature is available on developing new skills by new managers. Here are key skills that the first-time managers need: Listening skills. First-time supervisors are individual contributors promoted as managers. The boss can also coach the new manager.

It’s the Manager: Moving from Boss to Coach

Leading Blog

If you couple that fact with George Gallup’s “single most profound, distinct and clarifying finding ever” that 70% of the variance in team engagement is determined solely by the manager, then the issue becomes the manager.

5 Insights to Managing Chaordic Tension

Leading Blog

Managing this tension is the key to success in growing and stable organizations—regardless of industry, size, years in business, or profit motive. Here are my five insights on how to manage chaordic tension: 1. C ONDUCTING your own orchestra. Running your own ship. Self-employment.

Leadership styles for directing small teams

Lead on Purpose

For most product managers, the people they lead work on different teams and the individuals they need to influence don’t report to them. Regardless of whether the people you … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management organization people principles strategy

How Leaders Can Get More Solutions from Their Team

Let's Grow Leaders

What happened next is a great example of how you can get more solutions, ideas, and critical thinking from your team members. The post How Leaders Can Get More Solutions from Their Team appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Invest twenty seconds to get more solutions and ideas.

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The Qualities Of A Good Team

Strategy Driven

Any business is going to be made up of teams , and the quality of those teams is going to determine to a large degree the success of the business. One way to begin is to start thinking about what kinds of positive qualities you are likely to want or need in a good team.

Managing Change Effectively

Lead Change Blog

I was recently asked back, a year on from the completion of the restructuring process, to revisit the business strategy and help the staff team develop and refresh it. Combatting the impact of individuals’ cynicism, especially when exacerbated by an apparent lack of buy-in from middle management. A lack of ‘Why’ and ‘Can Do’ modeling, especially by leaders and managers. Uncertainty and confusion on the part of managers tasked with handling “sensitive material.”

Defining the Offer: Making Managers into Leaders team-based.


I like your idea: developing managers into leaders. Pandy Tomko on Important leadership & team content you can apply immediately. Important leadership & team content you can apply immediately.

Using Curiosity to Manage Conflict

Lead Change Blog

In those cases, in my opinion, the best we can hope for is to manage the conflict, so we can lessen its potential for destruction. Experts tell us six courses of action exist for managing or settling conflict: avoidance. The post Using Curiosity to Manage Conflict appeared first on Lead Change. Team Dynamics acceptance synthesis compromise Curiosity differencesThere’s that old saying that two things in life are inevitable, and they’re death and taxes.

6 Advantages of a Remote Team

Lead Change Blog

The benefits of increasing productivity to the workers and management is perhaps the most sought after reason why employers are now offering the option for remote workdays. This data is supported by over 75 percent of managers reporting a noticeable boost in workplace productivity from their telecommuting staff. If a considerable portion of your staff is remote workers, then you can rent a smaller space to manage day-to-day operations.

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5 Tips to Create High-Performance Teams

Lead Change Blog

No leader sets out to lead an ineffective team. In fact many leaders invest a lot of time and energy agonising over how to create the perfect high-performance team that works effectively and consistently delivers results. Thompson, a professor of management and organisations at Kellogg and an expert on teamwork suggests five strategies that can help create a high-performance team that has impact. Many leaders create teams that lack diversity and are too large.

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