How to foster teamwork skills
By Ron Price
From Episode 77 of The Complete Leader Podcast
We all love to root for and celebrate winning teams—but how exactly do we create one?
Skip Hall, an old friend and NCAA football coach, once told me that on average players only get 11 to 20 minutes of play per game. That’s it! They’ll commit 20 hours of practice and preparation per week just for this short amount of time on the field. For a successful team, that time can pay off in wins and championships. However, if your team isn’t versed in the skills needed for successful teamwork—communication, goal orientation, relationship building—they won’t be winning many games.Read More
By Jalene Case
“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” You’ve no doubt heard this popular quote by Woody Allen. But I would add that how you show up matters. Your interactions with others, and even with yourself, can shift from ineffectively blah to purposefully engaged when you’re thoughtful about how you show up. It’s palpable to everyone in the room.
My first coach taught me this strategy for getting the results I wanted from meetings. In addition to setting a clear agenda, she suggested asking, “Who do I want to be?” Think of this as defining how you want to show up, the energy you want bring to the space, the character traits that you want others to see and feel from you. I’ve taught this to many clients over the years, and they’re always surprised by the impact of this seemingly simply preparation step.Read More
By Dr. Evans Baiya
Without imagination, innovation stalls in the present. Futuristic thinking is a critical skill for everyone—business owners, leaders, veteran team members, and new hires alike. Without it, teams can’t imagine what the organization will look like in five, 10, or 20 years. They can’t imagine their future customers, sources of revenue, competitors, or even what it will be like to work at the organization.
These questions take imagination, and without the skills to answer them, an organization’s strategy and ability to innovate are at risk. As a skill, futuristic thinking requires the ability to see the big picture, roleplay long-term plans, make accurate predictions of possible outcomes, and determine the direction to take to fulfill those outcomes. If an organization can’t think beyond the present, taking advantage of changing landscapes in the market becomes much harder.Read More
Dr. Francis Eberle, Hr.com, August 2021
The bevy of digital connection options that got many of us through isolation during the pandemic has caused a distinct shift in the way we work. These enhanced connection methods created an increase in the trend of constant connection. As a leader, you may feel required to be plugged into an email, internal communication systems, social media platforms, your telephone, and professional networks. You might feel like there is no off button.
In your typical day, how much time do you give to connection platforms? Now compare that with the time you interact with employees and colleagues in person, on the telephone, and over video in a meaningful way. Connecting is good, right? But not all connection methods are equal.Read More
Dr. Evans Baiya, InnovationManagement.se, July 2021
Problem-solving is an essential skill as an innovator. If problems stump your employees, how can your organization ever innovate for customers? Luckily, problem-solving skills can be learned, and as a leader you can create a team of master problem solvers and innovators.
Most employees already apply some problem-solving skills every day. They just do so to varying degrees of success based on their experiences and their environment. Some employees are good at identifying problems, some at problem strategizing or resolution and some at delivering solutions. Yet you can’t just tell them to go and solve all of the organization’s problems based on their current problem-solving abilities. Problem-solving skills require a structured approach so that they can be mastered.Read More
Dr. Evans Baiya, AllBusiness.com, July 2021
Steve Jobs once said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” He was certainly referring to leading in terms of industry: if your company is innovating, it will generally lead the pack. But I think he was also referencing positional titles in the workplace. If you are a leader, you are expected to innovate. And if you are an innovator, you have the potential to be a leader.
But whether you have a leadership title or not, innovation begins with a position—a mental position. From this starting point, continual innovation is sustained by a set of mindsets: convictions of change, growth, and value.Read More
Host Dale Dixon and TCL Author and Founder Ron Price continue their conversation about Resiliency. Ron gives ideas to increase Resiliency in the five areas he defined in Part 1, using the three steps to success. Dale and Ron dive into the five facets of Resiliency and how to set goals to begin to work on each. They discuss the importance of stress and recovery in the process, and Ron shares his three favorite quotes about Resilience.
Host Dale Dixon and TCL Author and Founder Ron Price discuss Resiliency on today’s podcast. Learn why Ron believes Resiliency is a skill, not a trait–and why it is an important one for leaders. Ron gives his definition of Resiliency, as well as some statistics from Resiliency research. Then he defines his five different areas of resilience. Tune in to the next episode for methods to build resilience in each of the five areas.
This week, Host Dale Dixon and TCL Founder Ron Price discuss conquering overcommitment. Ron gives us a list of 11 causes of overcommitment and discusses the cost of committing to too much. He breaks down the six stages he uses to combat overcommitment.