The Seven Traits You Will Need to Lead a Team

Almost all successful teams share a common thread and that is loyalty and commitment to the task or tasks at hand.  But a word of caution: Simply because you have the authority to build a team does not mean that authority alone will be enough to get the job done.  You will need to inspire… Read More »

Best Ways to Manage an Underperforming Employee

You spend a great deal of time, effort and money recruiting and training employees, and except in cases related to serious issues of misconduct, coaching is almost always well worth consideration.  Before you begin, however, consider why employees might be underperforming. Employees Underperform for Three Main Reasons  Employees typically do not set out to underperform. … Read More »

Simple Steps You Can Take to Recognize Team Accomplishments

Favorable recognition is something almost everyone values and appreciates, and something managers want to do right.  While it may involve awards and recognition, it must not discourage other employees.  So what is the right way to do it? When You Manage a Team, Be Inclusive to All Your team might be large—say 20 or more… Read More »