Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is all about Vision and Strategy. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month, we turn our focus to Building Productive Workplace Relationships. Submissions due February 12th– new participants always welcome, please us this form. Laura Barnard of PMO
Is your team struggling with poor results, apathy, and feelings of being overwhelmed? Stop and consider if they really understand the big picture. Can they grasp real meaning in their work beyond the growing daily to do list. As we continue our series on the biggest mistakes team leaders make, we focus on the perils of under communicating the big picture.
Symptoms that Your Team Doesn’t Get the Big
It takes more than qualifications to get the job. Don’t count on your track record. In a close race, best prepared wins. Two candidates were interviewing for a District Sales Manager position. Both had great backgrounds and qualifications. Both nailed the Behavior Based Interview, and we moved on to talk about their planned approach. Joe (not his real name) came with his generic 90 day strategy. It was as if
I’ve heard all of the following phrases and many more like them uttered over the years.
“I can’t take a vacation, every time I do the whole place falls apart.” “I had that organization running so well, and then she took over what a mess” “Well, she was the lynch pin that held that whole place together, now that she’s moved on I am
Why would a customer choose you over a competitor? Many companies have trouble articulating that answer, says Steve Van Remortel, author of the new book Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream: The Scoop on Differentiating Your Company Through Strategy and Talent. After helping hundreds of companies build successful strategies, Steve asserts:
“There is no difficulty any viable enterprise