Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Leadership Development

The following are experts from Dale Carnegie Training:

As economies are beginning to emerge from the global recession, it is more important than ever to ensure employees are engaged. To ensure your organization can take advantage of the recovery, you will need to pay extra special attention to leading your teams and putting yourself and your team in the best position to succeed.

Leaders respect and value the differences in others. In times of uncertainty, you accept that your available human resources are your only sustainable competitive advantage. When the people you lead don't perform at acceptable levels, you must sometimes exert your influence. Sometimes you don't have authority to make them perform better. In those situations, you must often accept whatever they give you or try to find ways to influence or inspire them to improve their performance. There are five primary reasons people underperform. Understanding the reasons behind nonperformance is the first step to using your abilities to influence others effectively and without resorting to manipulation.

Leading Strong Teams
"If only I had a stronger team!" Most leaders have thought this at one time or another. Yet successful leaders seem to develop strong teams for their projects wherever they go.

Engaging Employees during Times of Uncertainty
As a manager, turbulent times can be unsettling. Employees want to be upbeat, positive, and encouraged about the future, but news about the economy, conversations with some customers, and input from others in the organization can often leave them feeling uncomfortable and unsure. So how do you balance these conflicting ideas, maintain a positive environment, and keep employees focused on a positive future?

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