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How to Become an Effective Team Leader Episode 22

The Solutions Oriented Leader podcast

Release Date: 08/14/2019

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Great companies focus on health and wellnness. It enhances employee retention and aid in the recruitment and hiring of new team members.  When your team prioritizes personal health and wellness, it’s a win for everyone. They enjoy a higher quality of life, while the company itself benefits from higher productivity, lower absenteeism, and improved morale. But while some employees will be totally on board with physical fitness efforts, others may need a little coaxing. Part of your job is to ensure that wellness is built into your company culture. Here are 6 Ways that great companies...

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How do we maintain employee experience when leadership changes  More importantly how does that employee experience effect the company.that's what I would like to discuss with you today. Where does employee experience come from? That’s a more complicated question than you might think. My personal belief is that employee experience emanates largely from the people on your team—from their shared values and objectives.  With that said, I also think team leaders play a significant role in shaping and codifying that culture. So what happens when your team leader leaves? Can the...

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Does your companies culture keep you up at night? There’s a reason why company culture has become such a big focus for companies both large and small. Studies show, time and time again, that culture can make or break performance, team cohesion, employee retention, and recruitment.  Is it Time to Rethink Your Company Culture?  Maybe even time to transform your company culture? If you’re thinking about making a proactive move to enhance your company culture, that’s certainly not a bad idea—but wait. You have to be strategic, and to lay a foundation for long-lasting cultural...

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It's time to get uncomfortable that's what my mentor Dr Danny Drubin would say to me when I was not growing or strecthing to build myself and my business. Change and growth is uncomfortable, but once we stretch and grow there no turning back!

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Quite often, if we look close enough the telltale subtle signs of a cultural weakness are there for everyone to see. Sometimes, when your company culture is in jeopardy, it’s pretty obvious.  Maybe you have employees leaving by droves. Or maybe you have a morale problem that is palpable. But in other instances, the signs of trouble may be more subtle. You may not even recognize them until it’s too late. Let me share with you a few examples How a Weak Company Culture Will Cause You Problems

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There are 5 common reasons that performance management systems fail and we care going to dicuss them today in this episode of The Solutions Oriented Leader Podcast.

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Do You Have an Effective Performance Management System? So What is a Performance Management System? it is the formal processes by which you articulate employee responsibilities; monitor their performance; and provide feedback and course-corrections as needed.

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There are fun employee engagement questions you can ask in an employee engagement survey that will help you to improve your employee experience. In this podcast you will discover 11 fun employee engagement questions that you can ask which will give you great employee feedback and help to improve your organizational culture and your employee experience.

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As an executive coach and consultant, I’m constantly asked by new team leaders and veteran team leaders about what they can do to become more effective. In this episode of the Solutions Oriented Leader Podcast I am going to share with you seven key steps you can take to become a more effective leader right away!


The best transformational leaders I know provide vision and motivation to their teams. They are certainly not perfect leaders however; they focus on constant improvement. There are seven key steps that you can take to become a more effective leader right away whether you were just beginning on your journey to become a more effective leader or are already a veteran leader who is looking to improve their skills.


  1. Understand your own leadership style by undergoing a self-assessment. It’s important to know the style of leadership that you use, whether your introvert or extrovert or someone who likes to delegate versus someone whose a micromanager. If you’re not sure asking friend and tell them to be honest!


  1. The best transformational leaders make time in their schedule to lead. I like to take what I call a walkabout in the morning and greet each and every team member to see if they need any help. Most of the time the answer is no, however I wanted to know that I have their back and that I’m interested in what they’re doing.


  1. You must have a good understanding of your people exclamation point! Transformational leaders take the time to engage with each member of their team really getting to know them. It’s important to another strengths and weaknesses so that you could focus them on their highest and best use within the team structure.


  1. The best team leaders know how to communicate effectively. It is critical that you’re intentional and the way you communicate. (https://www.rickgoodman.com/build-better-culture-key-communication/ ) Make sure you set expectations and let your team know when is the best time to communicate with you so that you could be one-on-one focused with that member of the team
  2. Transformational leaders are always setting the example for others. “Your team goes where you go” as I always say! They will be constantly looking at your every move so you need to set the example if you want them to follow.


  1. The most effective team leaders know the importance of delegation. Many times we have people on our team that can do a better job than we can. After all when the team does well the team leader looks the best. It’s important to build trust and your team, after all if you can’t trust your team members they shouldn’t be on your team.


  1. The best leaders make rapid decisions! After all you got a 50-50 shot if you get it wrong and make a new decision. As I say the baseball players that are in the Hall of Fame struck out 70% of the time. If you have a 300-lifetime batting average you’re most likely in the baseball Hall of Fame. However, if you don’t get up to the plate and take a swing you have no chance of getting a hit.


If you can implement these seven key steps right away you will already be in the process of becoming a more effective team leader!

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