Posts tagged Teams
5 Steps to Building a High Performing Team

Many leaders struggle with knowing when to form a team and how to do it the right way. In my last post I discussed the importance of timing and assessing your current reality before starting the process of building your team. Today, I want to share with you the five steps to take BEFORE you hire or promote anyone onto your team. Whether you are building a personal production team or a leadership team for your business, follow these five steps and lay the foundation for a high performing team.

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6 Steps To Becoming a Coaching Leader

I believe one-on-one coaching is one of the most important disciplines you can adopt into your leadership style. I’ve seen coaching improve both top and bottom line results in organizations, as well as foster cultures of accountability. I've personally witnessed coaching lead directly to higher productivity and greater job satisfaction for employees. In a nutshell, I believe coaching is the answer to one of the most important questions in business today, “How do I focus on improving both people and results in my organization?”

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Six Questions To Ask Before You Fire Someone

One of the most frustrating aspects of being a leader is when you have team members that simply do not do their job. Not only does this drive you nuts but it always leads to low team morale, a failure to reach goals, and will kill your overall culture. Experience has taught me that rarely is this type of behavior solely the fault of the employee who is not doing their job properly. A large part of the responsibility lies squarely on the shoulders of leader.

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7 Tips To Help You Communicate Vision

At Building Champions we help leaders develop and communicate a vision for where they want to take their business, team, or company in the future. Often we will coach clients who have written a vision and articulated it to their team at a special meeting, but are still struggling to get buy-in and desired results. Experience has taught me that creating a vision is a fun, exciting, and motivating process for a leader to engage in over the course of a few days. Whereas, communicating a vision requires a leader to be purposeful, intentional, and consistent every day as long as they hold the title of leader. In short, it is hard work and many leaders fail to communicate vision effectively.

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4 Attributes of a Great Leadership Team

The best leaders at some point in the their career realize they cannot do it all alone. The late nights at work, the juggling of responsibilities, and the expectations for performance in all key areas of life and business become too much for one person to handle. A failure to realize this can lead to burnout, poor performance, the ultimate demise of your company. In the past I've written and spoken about the attributes of a great leader, and one of these attributes is that a leader has the support of a great leadership team. Defining the attributes of this leadership team is the first step in developing a cohesive group which a leader can rely on to delegate responsibilities and achieve the overall vision of the company.

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