The Impact of Self-Aware Teams

Cultivating a self-aware team is crucial if you want to increase performance.

Awareness is more than a personality trait—it’s a competency directly linked to high-performance teams. Teams with high self-awareness make better decisions, interact with each other better, and manage tensions and conflicts more effectively. Just imagine what your team and organization could accomplish with self-awareness! Read more

Four Old Attitudes Employers Need to Leave Behind

Before you were an employer, you were an employee. You may remember your first job as a teenager: a cashier at a fast-food restaurant, a retail worker at a clothing store, or a babysitter for the neighbor kids. Hopefully, your first job experience was a positive one. But maybe you remember some unprofessional employer behavior and attitudes.

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Train Your Managers to Coach Like a Pro

Powerful businesses stem from successful teams, and strong teams stem from effective leadership.

But all too often, people are placed in managerial roles because of their technical skills, without considering their ability to lead effectively. This can set managers up for failure, as they may not have learned and developed the necessary skills and tools.

A recent survey in the UK found that over a quarter of respondents who managed other people had never received formal management training. As research done by Gallup showed, the quality of the manager or team leader was responsible for at least 70% of a noted change in employee satisfaction with recognition and workplace relationships. This demonstrates the significant impact a manager’s skills and abilities have on the team’s engagement and motivation. Read more

Are You as Self-Aware as You Think?

Ninety-five percent of people think they are self-aware, but only 10-15 percent actually are. It is a hard truth to swallow, but that only means growth is ahead.

When leaders are self-aware, they know what emotions and feelings drive their behaviors and actions. Their ability to recognize these emotions and feelings can help them understand what drives their team members and how to effectively lead them. Read more