When others discuss my team I often hear “where your career goes to die, the career graveyard”. I don’t take prisoners, and I have a high churn of staff. I don’t need to be liked, I need to be respected for what I do.
Fear of Challenge
A lot of Managers fear challenge. This is often due to them fearing being seen as a lesser Manager, someone who does not have all the answers, they feel foolish when this happens. It can feel humiliating for them. Their response is one of anger, resentment and as a result they close down; their team learns very quickly to stop challenging and become submissive.
How do you rate attitude? Would one measurement be based on smiles? How professional their language and tone of voice is? Or even the happiness in their voice? It is all so subjective, just as happiness is not a universal standard, or what sounds professional to one may sound stand offish to another.
After some time and more great songs those on the elevated seats around the arena started to get off their seats and dance. It started slowly with only the first couple of rows dancing, this was followed up with a ripple effect until the majority of people in all the rows were up and dancing.
It was interesting to watch the engagement with his audience and how time, influence or maybe confidence took over and Mr Diamond had the majority of people on their feet.
You know your Treasure, now look at the resources required to meet the goal. It may be worth at this stage moving to the ‘T’ – Time bound. This will give you an idea of time constraints and therefore give you a better idea of resources.
This is all the resources required from self and others, people, budget, equipment etc.
Imagine what resources you might require if there were no barriers.
Now work with the limitations you do have
If there are additional resources required, how will you bridge the gap?
Watching her deliver, she is in front of the room, reaching out, loud and clear and yet not saying a thing, verbally at least. She looks the part, she’s moved the lectern to the side and her presentation is 4 … Continued
Leaders and/or Managers come in many shapes and sizes, many styles, many levels of experience and many levels of adequacy from the great and inspirational, the mediocre, the bland and then the downright awful… The Great There are the great … Continued
Early February I had a meeting with a HR Manager who was talking in general about what was happening within the business. He excitedly spoke about new projects, existing projects, new training initiatives, people problems and in the same breathe he mentioned the word “appraisals” and his body language instantly changed.