Monday, March 15, 2010

Get Teambuilding Tips for the Tight Economy: March 30th

The team at InStep Consulting continues our focus on teams by offering free, quarterly teleseminars to help you define and execute your team's strategy. If you’re serious about continuing your team's progress in the tight economy, gather your core team members in the conference room and join other strategic leaders on Tuesday, March 30th at 1:00 PM EST for the next 2010 Team Visioning Event!

Here is a video that tells you a bit more about the session and why you should consider attending.

The energy on our January call was phenomenal! This time, we’ll be revisiting your key intentions and top priorities and checking on your progress on your SMART goals. We’ll also explore more ways to keep your team motivated and on-track, especially in a down economy.

As Napoleon Hill says, "A group of brains coordinated in a spirit of harmony will provide more thought energy than a single brain." So, register NOW to join us on March 30th at 1:00 PM EST and Bring Your Team's Future into Laser Focus!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Leaders: How Do You Keep Team Members Motivated & Engaged?

How do you keep your team members motivated and engaged? The question is an important one for team leaders and managers to consider, especially since U.S. job satisfaction is apparently at its lowest point in two decades. And, this employee dissatisfaction appears to go beyond the survivor guilt often associated with employees who observe their friends and colleagues lose their jobs.


I Can’t Get No...Job Satisfaction, That Is: America’s Unhappy Workers
Research Report #1459-09-RR
I share this information not to alarm you, but to help you consider the potential impact on you and your team.

Here are two questions for you to consider as you refine your goals and priorities for this quarter and during the year:
  • Do individual team member objectives align with the overall priorities? Identifying and mapping individual objectives to team/organizational goals can give team members a “line of sight” from their role and responsibilities to the greater purpose of the organization. It also helps to level-set expectations so that everyone is on the same page about what’s being expected.
  • How do you reward performance? If your messaging indicates that achieving team goals are important, and yet your incentives tend to reward individual performers more, there could be a disconnect. This isn't to say that you shouldn't reward high-achievers; just make sure you're walking your talk and clearly communicating what are your performance expectations.
As a leader, one of your priorities might be to create the right environment for your members to succeed – and exceed their goals. My priority is to continue sharing compelling ideas and strategies to help you and your team to achieve sustainable results in 2010 and beyond.

I’d love if you would share your 2010 team building intentions with me. I've created a Team Building & Visioning Survey to understand which issues are most important to you as a leader. As a thank you for your input, I'll share a free recording of our last Laser Focus Team Visioning teleseminar. As always, post your comments here or tweet me @Coach_Colette.