How to Raise Your DiSC Levels
By Ann G. Depta
Excerpt: The DiSC is a tool for helping us understand ourselves. In addition it is essential in understanding others so we can both communicate with them and influence them. Another important factor about the DiSC is understanding how one can change behavior to raise the level of a personality area where the score is low. This does not mean that you change your personality but that you change your behavior. In other words you change your route, not the car you’re driving, and that requires that you go outside your comfort zone. Why would you do that? Because if you can match people whose styles are different from yours, you have a much better chance of leading them.
The Leader's Impact on Meeting Success
By Ann G. Depta
Excerpt: You've heard it from all sources. The organizations of today must build teams and empower their people if they expect to survive and thrive. Change, speed, personal accountability, teamwork-these are some of our current themes. Unfortunately, though many people use the words, very few know what it will take to implement these things in their organizations. To truly make these concepts operational, organizations will need leaders who can transform the culture.
Improving Employee Performance Through Effective Motivation
By Ann G. Depta
Excerpt: My dictionary defines motivation as "the act or process of furnishing with an incentive or inducement to action." No doubt most managers would be gratified to see that their employees are motivated to act. However, the experts say that nobody can motivate somebody else. So the operative words here are "incentive" and inducement to action.
Executive coach sought-after hire
by Jordan Robertson
Excerpt: If you find yourself on the fast track to a management job, make room for company.
Executive coaching or one-on-one business mentoring is no longer reserved for a company's top officers.
Companies are hiring executive coaches -- who tend to focus on improving communication and time management skills -- to groom their high-potential employees, changing the way firms train executives-to-be.
The Magic of Morale
by Dr. Bruce A. Baldwin
Excerpt: Here is a riddle: "What is worth more than gold, doesn't weigh a thing, disappears when you try to measure it and is one of the biggest blind spots in American industry today?" The easy response, right off the top of your head, might be motivation. In fact, on any manager's bookshelf are tomes filled with motivational theories and techniques geared to enhancing productivity by subordinates. However, the more thoughtful answer to the riddle is morale. Look across those same bookshelves. Look for some meaningful material on morale. You will be surprised at how little you find. You have just put your finger on one of the most significant voids in the repertoire of skills of managers.
Choose A Team-building Program
by Bea Quirk
Excerpt: Although you can select and run team-building exercises for your company by yourself, experts say it's better to hire a consultant or outside facilitator to ensure the program has a long-term impact.
"It's hard to facilitate a process of which you are a part," says consultant Linda Christopherson, director of the Executive Leadership Institute at the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte. "You are part of the team dynamics, and so it's hard to see your role and to make changes. An outside observer can be objective."