Browsing Archive: October, 2011

Unleash The Power and Potential

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Thursday, October 27, 2011, In : Teams 
Motivating your team is imperative to the well being of its members and the accomplishment of the goal.  While motivating others isn't always easy, there are ways you can help to unleash the power and potential of your team.  Here are a few powerful leadership skills you can easily incorporate to bring out the best in others:
  1. Ask questions rather than give direct orders.
  2. Give specific and sincere praise for accomplishments, so as to let people know that you have noticed.
  3. Celebrate successes.
  4. Trea...

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Do Others Know What You Expect?

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, In : Teams 
Too often managers don't communicate the goals and requirements of their team, but instead leave them unsure what to do and how to do it.  This results in hesitation, indecision, lack of performance and miscommunication.

Properly setting expectations for team members will set standards for excellence and results.  Here are a few tips on how to do that:

1.  Start with a vision of what you want the end result to look like.  Not just what you want done, but the results you want to achieve when the...
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