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Do Not Delegate These...

Wed, 2012-05-16 09:07 -- tomjonez


We have written a number of articles on the value of teamwork and of including team members in the process of decision-making.  We have also affirmed the wisdom of delegating key aspects of a project to the team for input.
 
That said, there are two things that a leader cannot delegate: Goals and Values.
 

Creating Our Own Weather System

Wed, 2012-04-11 11:24 -- tomjonez

 
 
This past week I had conversations with three different friends that have evolved into a thought-provoking theme for me regarding our ability to influence others.  And as we all know, influencing others is a core leadership capacity.  So let me think out-loud for a few minutes...
 
Each of these observations came as we were brainstorming strategies about leading their people.  Here are the comments:
 
Mike said, “Wherever he goes [name omitted] creates his own adverse weather system.”
 

Teamwork First !

Tue, 2012-04-03 13:09 -- tomjonez

 
Teamwork - A Summary
 
For several weeks we have discussed the value of a team, focused on the central idea that, “The best person for the job is a team.”  This week we are providing a summary of our recent articles to serve as a handy point of reference.  The following are the essential team ingredients we have considered together:
 

“You’ve got to know when to fold ‘em…” - Kenny Rogers

Tue, 2012-04-03 12:53 -- tomjonez

 
Teamwork - Part VI
 
For several weeks we have discussed the value of a team, surrounding the central idea that, “The best person for the job is a team.”  This week we come to a difficult topic that highlights a difficult task:  Dismissing team members who are not a good match for the team.
 
Frankly, in all the years, nothing is more gut-wrenching than removing a member of a team.  That said, knowing when to dismiss an individual is an essential skill for leaders who want to develop and maintain effective teams.
 

A Virtual Team

Tue, 2012-03-20 19:49 -- tomjonez

 
Teamwork - Part V
 
For the past few weeks we have been discussing the value of a team, with the core idea being that, “The best person for the job is a team.”
 
This week I was talking with a friend who is engaged in the conversation we are having through these emails and various follow-up discussions.   This friend made the comment, “Even though I am a small-business owner with only one other staff person, I still have a larger team.”
 

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