Bringing a new team member onto your team can be a scary experience. You want a great fit but you don’t know if you’ll get one.
Finding the right people to join your team can be tough. That’s why you’ve got to take the correct steps to get the right people into your organization.
Adding Team Members
Whether you’re adding a new team member because an old employee transitioned out of their role or because your company has grown and requires a new person, adding a new team member will impact the culture of your organization.
Anytime you add or remove someone, the dynamics of your team changes. The new team member will bring with him different traits and personality quirks.
They may not be able to slide into their new role and fill it like the previous person. That’s okay. Don’t freak out. Read more...
When you begin to lead, you may not realize leadership is full of decisions. Not all of them are fun.
There are decisions every leader has to make. Some will be great. Some will be frustrating. And others will be sad.
Knowing that you’re going to have to make hard choices going into leadership does make the painful struggle better. Though the preparation doesn’t fully equip you for the choices you’ll have to make.
Today, we’ll look at 4 decisions every leader will have to make at some point in their journey.
4 Decisions Every Leader Has To Make
1. The decision to lead:
Yes, every leader has to make this decision. You do too.
Are you going to accept the mantel of leadership or will you push the gift away? Leaders accept the position they’ve chosen and steward it well. Read more...
There are going to be tough times in your organization. Sales might be down or you’ll lose key players.
Something will go wrong. That is a guarantee.
But even in these dark times, you need to do something. You need to give your team hope.
The Power Of Hope
My favorite movie series has to be Star Wars. There’s an epic story that goes on.
One where we see a young, powerful boy transform into the biggest baddie the galaxy has ever seen. From there, we see hope rise with the Rebel Alliance forming to fight back against the evil Empire. And, we’re now at a point where the Jedis are gone and a new Jedi is rising.
The Star Wars movies all carried a similar theme: Hope. We must have hope. Read more...
Casting a great vision is required of any leader worth his salt. He has to be able to look forward and KNOW where the organization he is leading will go.
And that’s what we’re told. Great leaders look forward.
Unfortunately, this statement is often followed by bad wisdom. After someone tells us how every great leader looks to the future, we are told great leaders never look back.
I can agree with the first part of the statement. Leaders who get things done know they have to have an eye on the future. I take issue with the next part, that leaders can’t look to the past.
I know great leaders must look to the past. For there are many lessons to be learned there.
Why Great Leaders Look Back
George Santayana, a poet and philosopher, said “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Read more...
A major challenge many leaders face is getting their team members to open up and share ideas. Whether it’s in a large meeting or one on one, we can have a hard time getting others to share.
The challenge stems from the fact there are at least 3 types of people that we lead. And each one has a different way they’re comfortable sharing their ideas.
1. The outgoing one: You know who I’m talking about. He’s the first to speak up. For him, you don’t really have a problem getting him to speak up.
You ask, he speaks. And he speaks. And he speaks some more.
Getting him to not share is more of a challenge than getting him to let you know what’s on his mind.
I don’t think I have to go into much detail on getting the outgoing. Take him into the public arena and let him throw his ideas out there. Read more...