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Tips for Increasing Accountability in Your Team
In order for someone to be accountable, they need to receive the consequences of their actions. The team members need to see a direct link between their behavior and the consequences of those behaviors. Most of the time when we think of consequences, we think of punishment but in reality,[...]
Three Tips for Creating a Positive Work Environment
What can you do to create a positive work environment for your team? People would prefer to work in a positive environment more than in a negative one. You, as a frontline leader, have a tremendous impact on the attitude of your work group. Even if the overall climate in[...]
New Supervisors: Technically Competent but not Leadership Competent
The vast majority of new front line supervisors are promoted from within based on their technical skills. They quickly learn that it’s the people dynamic that can be the most frustrating and stressful. One study revealed that most leaders are on the job for 13 years before they get access[...]
Dealing with Dominant and Disrespectful Employees
A popular topic in the Front Line Leadership course is dealing with different personality styles. And one thing supervisors say is quite challenging is when one their employees has a dominant, driver personality type. A dominant employee will typically do these things: – Boss around their co-workers. – Tell their[...]
Missed Opportunity to Motivate with Metrics
How did one client boost output on one of their production lines? Simple, it began with the question, “At what speed is this machine designed to run?” The answer was surprising – the machine was running at 30% less than it could have been running. There can be some good[...]