Looking for help with your team? Leadership? Culture?
Try these articles, blog posts, and favorite resources…
Q: Struggling with motivating your people to perform?
A: It often has to do with them not understand the “why?” to what you do. Try this article around creating a motivating vision.
Q: Do you find yourself spinning your wheels, bouncing from priority to priority until it feels like you don’t really have priorities at all?
A: It is probably because your strategies are not well defined, or maybe, they aren’t practical. Try this article about developing sound strategies.
Q: Does it feel like there is a lot of infighting within your teams?
A: There may be some bad habits around the way people speak to one another. Try this article that teaches your supervisors (and everyone else) to avoid 5 toxic phrases.
Q: Do you sometimes wonder if your people are being trained well enough to truly perform at their best?
A: You may not have designed a process around training standards, or if you did, it was without sound structure. Try this article that covers the important bases when designing a training program.
Q: Do you or your supervisors struggle to get the best performance out of your people, even though you (or they) are setting a great example?
A: Leading by example is not enough. Read why here.
Q: Well, why the heck is employee engagement a big deal anyway?
A: It may be hard to measure the impact of employee engagment, but it can be and has been measured and it makes a meaningful difference to the bottom line.
Q: Why does the team-building I do seem to make no difference?
A: Team building activities are very often designed poorly and inadequately. Read why here.
Q: But shouldn’t my people be accountable for their own performance?
A: Yes, but it’s more complicated than that. If you’re a leader, you share in that responsibility.
Q: Derek, I’ve looked over your website, and you don’t seem to do any mindfulness training; do you do that?
A: No. But I like it a lot. When I need help with this I reach out to Alisa Blum & Associates.
Q: I see that you do leadership coaching. I’m looking for someone who really understands the obstacles of women in C Suite or working towards the C Suite. Do you specialize in this?
A: I can certainly help, but my friend Lyn Cikara is a seasoned and talented leadership coach who specializes in helping women reach higher. Here’s her website.
Q: Derek, I want your leadership coaching and consulting, but I also need some help with the operations of my business. I need help with the books, HR processes, and I need to make sure I’m up to date on the important things. Can you help with that too?
A: I’m happy to help you with the leadership, team, and culture challenges you face. That’s my specialty. But I’d love to connect you with my colleagues and friends at Canvas Dreams, LLC.