Category: Leadership

Team leader: tips to delegate work based on personal strength

team leader to delegate work based on personal strength

“Average managers play checkers, while great managers play chess” by Marcus Buckingham in the article “What Great Managers Do.” In checkers, all the pieces are identical in how they can move, whereas in chess, each piece is unique in its ability to move. A chess player needs to combine the unique strengths of all of…

Tips for working with strong personality team members

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Managing strong personality team members is often one of the most challenging parts of being a first-time people manager.  First, let me address what I mean by a strong personality. David Wolfle puts it as “Someone who seems highly independent and somewhat unnerving. There’s nothing wrong with knowing what you want and having the guts…

Team leader: Let your team be themselves at work

Everyone is different. It is particularly true if your team members come from different cultures across various civilizations. To share some areas where how your team members can be different from one another and you:   A diverse team  I am a big fan of building a diverse team because it is often stronger. Please don’t…

Care and Show it

When you show your team that you care about them, the relationship will transition from being based solely on transactions to a more supportive partnership or even transformational. In these cases, they are more likely to follow your lead during times of uncertainty and go above and beyond what is asked without being prompted. Additionally,…

First-time people manager: how to make tough decisions based on moral values.

making tough decision for first time people manager

In today’s climate, leaders and people managers have to make decisions rapidly. Many of these choices do not have clear-cut solutions. Hard decisions are never easy to make. They require maturity and level-headedness that some people struggle to achieve. Making a hard decision often has emotional consequences for yourself or others, which can make you…