Tag: #resultsthatlast

6 Reasons to Give Your Team More Upward Exposure thumbnail

“If I bring my SME along to the meeting, my boss will think I don’t know what I’m doing.” “She’s a little rough around the edges. She’s not ready for that kind of exposure.” “Not all exposure is good exposure. What if he says something stupid?” These are just a few of the reasons managers give for keeping their employees in the background doing the heavy

How to Help Your Team Get Results FAST

How to Help Your Team Get Results FAST thumbnail

You need to move results– quickly. It’s tempting to try everything you can to make things better.  But the all too common “throw everything at the problem and see what helps” approach may make things worse in the long run. Your team will be frantically trying to execute on too many cylinders, and even if results start to improve, you won’t know why. When you need a quick turnaround, I

#resultsthatlast

Even if it all feels warm and wonderful, your team needs you to remove roadblocks. If they’re frustrated with stupidity in the organization, they’re frustrated with you. Sure, they appreciate the check-ins about their kid’s soccer victories. And they want you to prepare them for the next promotion. But, if you’re not out there with them doing some basic blocking and tackling, I’d

5 Reasons Your Team Doesn’t Buy Your Game Plan thumbnail

Trust me, I’ve seen that look. The #areyouinsane? look. The #whatplanetareyoufrom? grimace. The #thischickisclearlyfromHR lament. The #anddoesnthaveaclue freak out. A few months later, they were all in. Not because of some clever incentive program. Not because of beautiful spin. Almost entirely because they could taste the win. If you’re struggling to gain traction on a new idea or program, you may be

How to Improve Your Balanced Scorecard: An LGL Video thumbnail

As Builder week continues on Let’s Grow Leaders, I’m mixing it up a bit and sharing some insights on Improving Your Balanced Scorecard. This video is part of my online multi-media series. Click here to learn more and download some free resources as well. Also, I’m going to be mixing in more video from time to time. I’d love for you to subscribe to my YouTube

3 Ways To Challenge Your Team Toward Higher Performance thumbnail

“But we’re already doing so much better than last year, when is enough, enough?” “Don’t you see how overwhelmed we are already?” “That’s not a stretch goal, that’s a delusion.” If you’re like most managers, at some point you’ve heard this kind of pushback from your team. Challenging your team to do more (often with less) is one of the biggest

7 Strategic Questions Your Team Should Be Able to Answer thumbnail

I’ve never met an executive who said, “My team’s just too strategic. I just wish they would focus on the day-to-day work.” Nope. In fact it’s quite the opposite concern. “How do I get my team to think more strategically?” “Karin, I just don’t think anyone on this team is ready to take on my role…. and I can’t get promoted until I find a

6  Simple Techniques to Help Your Employees See the Big Picture thumbnail

If you’re like most managers, you know the importance of helping your team see the bigger picture. You would do more, if you only had the time. The occasional all-hands meetings help, but without interim reinforcement, those motivational meetings can feel like a fire hose of plans and numbers. If you want your team to truly “get it,” sprinkle little bits of big picture reinforcement into their

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