Posts Tagged "teamwork"

Do You Know How Each Person on Your Team Likes to Work?

Posted on May 31st, 2017 by The Learning Factor

When we travel to a country that has a different culture than ours, many of us spend time learning ways to communicate and connect with the people there. We might look up the meanings of common terms and access maps of key attractions.

Similarly, when you first become a manager, it’s helpful to spend time up front connecting and creating a common language with your team. When your team knows how you like to work and how you plan to manage them, they’re able to produce results faster. When you know how each of your direct reports likes to work and communicate, you’re able to save time when setting direction and following up.

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An exercise for new managers.

5 Tips To Empower Your Team (And Make Your Job Easier)

Posted on March 8th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Empowered employees are the mark of real leadership and the symbol of a healthy company. Whether you’re a mid-level manager or a C-suite executive, as a leader, you want the people who know how to take initiative, and do it well. But before you can expect your employees to magically start taking charge on their own, managers need to do their part to unlock potential. Here are five ways you can foster empowerment and score all the benefits that come along with it.

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Empowered employees are the mark of real leadership and the symbol of a healthy company. But managers have to do their part to unlock potential.

Teams Only Grow When They Evolve Together

Posted on February 27th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

As a kid, I always gravitated to disruptors in the music I listened to: Elvis who disrupted the sound of the 1950s; Michael Jackson who disrupted the world of videos in the 1980s. Not surprising since disruption was in my blood. Shortly after he graduated college, my dad left a career in engineering and decided to pursue his passion for music. In the 1950s, his quartet, Los Llopis, disrupted the sounds of Cuba, becoming the first to integrate American rock ‘n’ roll with the rhythms and the sounds of the island.


But today I realize something: My dad wasn’t just disrupting the status quo – he was creating something new: Cuban crossover music. Elvis and Michael Jackson were creators too.

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Throw the old mindset out when it comes to your teams: Great teams know how to evolve together by allowing everyone to find their distinction and best apply it to the organization they are serving.