People pay attention to people – and make lots of assessments and judgments. That’s natural. But it maybe not the best way for a manager to support high performance or reach an organization’s goals.
About Laurie Ford
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Laurie Ford contributed a whooping 145 entries.
Entries by Laurie Ford
When your Boss is not paying attention to what you need, and you are managing a group of people who want to become a team, what do you do? Claire paved the way.
Workplace performance sometimes needs to be addressed more specifically, to clarify what you really want people to produce. Separating performance from personality might create the space for greater understanding of what performance means in your particular workplace.
We wonder why executives don’t leap at the chance to make “changes for the better” in their organizations. Here’s a thought: you’re not changing one thing – you’re changing a network. Put on the kid gloves.
Understanding is a two-way street. If you want me to “understand” your expectations, you’ll need to hear me out on what it would take to put them into action. We both get to talk, and we both have to listen. This is an Understanding Conversation.
Ever heard of an “existence system”? Well, you probably have one – it’s what you use to keep your Do-List(s) and relate them to your calendar. Here are some thoughts from a contractor we know who has a bulging Do-List, a full calendar, and has managed to stay sane and happy. Interested?
Is “management” purely a people-skill? Or are there specific tasks and responsibilities that come with the job of being a manager?
A woman who had been waiting for an executive in another department to make a budget decision finally stopped waiting and… communicated productively. Good work, Kelly!
Don’t just assume your Boss(es) want one kind of work from you. Three kinds of performance – Doing, Done, and Delivered – deserve to be clarified.
Resistance to change – or to anything – is only effective if you focus on producing a specific intended result + talk about it with people who can alter the path toward accomplishing it. Otherwise, take a deep breath and let it go.