How to Effectively Lead a Team

If you are leading a growing company, you want to deliver desired results and be respected by your team. It is possible to lead a team and maintain a positive environment.  Ideally, you want to become more than just a boss.  You want to become an effective leader. Tips to become an effective leader: 1 – Don’t keep changing methods.  Find a specific strategy and stick to it.  Constantly changing directions can make a team feel frustrated, never knowing when the next time will come when you’re planning to change things up, again. 2 – Have clear goals.  Make individual and team goals, and make sure you track their progress.  This inspires and motivates your team members.  It also helps you improve your results for future projects. 3 – Educate your team members.  As your company grows, those within the company have to grow too.  Provide training for employees.  Team members often thrive on self-development.  Give them opportunities to consistently improve. 4 – Create a nurturing work environment.  From decorations, to furniture, to music, to break rooms, and more.  A comfortable, well-designed work space can improve team performance, which increases production within your company and makes for a content company culture. rsz_2018-headshotActionCoach-logo
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Successful Time Management Tips

As business owners, we all want to make the most efficient use of our time, working smarter and not harder.  This involves planning, patience, and discipline.  Here are some time management tips to help you get started: Set a timeline and clear goals:  Focus your energy on things you want to achieve.  This allows you to be more productive by planning your schedule efficiently. Create a daily routine:  The more you stick to a routine, the easier tasks will be.  Plan your tasks keeping productivity in mind.  You’ll respond to repetitive behavior in no time. Give yourself some down time:  Your brain can focus for about 90 minutes at a time, so give it some cool off time in between tasks.  Breaks are important to stay productive. Stay healthy:  Keeping your body healthy is important to your well being.  Snack on healthy foods like fruits, nuts, and veggies.  Consider exercising once a day to boost your energy.  And always drink lots of water. Stay organized:  Keep your work space organized and clean.  Don’t spend half your day looking for misplaced items.  Consider investing in some organizational tools for your office. Delegate some tasks:  Don’t think you have to be in control and do everything yourself all the time.  Work on the tasks you’re skilled in and ask for help from experts for other tasks.  This reduces your workload and allows you to be more productive.   PJ's New Pic (smaller) ActionCoach-logo
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Creating a Positive Work Environment

It’s important to make sure your entire team feels encouraged, accepted, and happy. When they experience a positive work environment, they become more motivated and perform better. Take time to create a workplace that results in dedicated performances by your employees. Nurture your team using these tips:
  1.  Ask your team members what their immediate goals are.  Find out their project interests as well as their career objectives.
  2. Communicate “in person” not through email or text messages. People respond well to the real thing.
  3. Give their work a sense of purpose.  Show your appreciation by complimenting your team members.  Or simply say “thank you” for a job completed.
  4. Don’t always stick to protocol.  Listen to what your team members have to say. Take their ideas seriously, as they may view a more productively way to carry out a project.
  5. When delegating, trust your team members.  Let go and let them own the task you give them.  Letting them make decisions also communicates trust.
  6. Allow time for fun. Have some laughs over topics that have nothing to do with work.
  7.  A well-connected team often results in respect and acceptance. Collaboration helps everyone work toward the same goals.
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If you would like further information or you have any questions about this blog, you can email me at pjweiland@actioncoach.com or call 847-739-3079.
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