KESA Motivation Movement: 5 "Real World" Motivation Techniques

Posted by Gail Daniels on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 @ 07:18 AM

As a leader, you have several responsibilities, but none as important as motivating your staff. With inspiration comes happy, productive and efficient team players who are working toward a unified goal: your company’s success.

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Tags: Performance Management, Gail Daniels, Leadership Development

7 Strategies to Improve Engagement & Retention

Posted by Gail Daniels on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 @ 07:19 AM

Take a minute to consider how involved, committed and satisfied your employees are with the work they are doing.  By now most of us understand that “people don’t quit their job, they quit their supervisor”. The key to improving engagement and retention lies in your ability to connect with your employees.  Leaders can significantly influence an employee’s pride in their work and their emotional attachment to the business unit and organization. 

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Tags: Gail Daniels, Leadership, engagement, retention, Engagement & Retention

Team Performance: Get Your Team to Drink the Kool-Aid

Posted by Gail Daniels on Fri, Jul 13, 2012 @ 12:19 PM

Lead your team to becoming high performers by understanding the qualities of high performing teams, why teams fail and what you can do to develop your team.

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Tags: Gail Daniels, team building skills, effectiveness Effectiveness, Team Performance

New Leaders: Back Off to Ramp Up Employee Performance

Posted by Gail Daniels on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 @ 07:46 AM

New managers and team leads often revert to carrot and stick thinking when looking for ways to improve performance.  Turns out that this old school approach of offering a combination of rewards and punishments to improve performance isn't all that effective.

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Tags: how to manage people, performance improvement, employee performance, Gail Daniels, performance management tools, new team lead, team lead

New Managers Face Real Challenges

Posted by Gail Daniels on Mon, Jul 02, 2012 @ 10:32 AM

New managers often struggle to keep pace with the demands of their role.  With just 6 months into her new role as a Communications Manager, Megan is becoming increasingly frustrated in her attempt to meet the demands of her new position.   Like many new managers, Megan is trying to juggle the people and administrative demands and finds herself "stuck" doing some of the work she used to do in her previous role.

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Tags: how to manage people, Gail Daniels, New Managers, new manager

New Leaders: 2 Priorities For The First 2 Months

Posted by Gail Daniels on Sat, Apr 14, 2012 @ 08:53 AM

Organizations will promote and hire new leaders at an unprecedented rate over the next couple of years.  Many of these new leaders will fail because they won't focus on the right priorities during their first few months in their new position.  

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Tags: team building, Gail Daniels, New Leader, Leadership Development