GREAT LEADERSHIP: ENGAGING YOUR EMPLOYEES May 26, 2022

A major reason why employees get disengaged is that they feel their immediate supervisors are not addressing their problems nor sincerely considering their opinions. Buckingham and Coffman explained this very well in their ground-breaking book, “First, Break All the Rules”....

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YOUR EXECUTIVE ROLE: PROMOTERS OF THE VISION May 26, 2022

Great executive leaders work with a unified vision. The best are so passionate about their vision that they serve as its #1 champion to all of their teams. They talk about the vision constantly, they use it as motivation, and they keep it at the forefront of everything that the company...

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EXECUTIVES NEED TO STOP BEING MANAGERS May 26, 2022

The most difficult thing for executives to do is to delegate to managers, help managers step up, and in turn, get themselves out of managing projects. Deep down, executives really want to get out of managing things; and on the same token, managers really want to step up and not have the...

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WHO YOU SHOULD BRING ON THE BUS May 26, 2022

You should hire people for their professional skills and secondarily for their technical skills and educational experience. As the old adage says, “attitude before aptitude”. Several years ago a high-ranking US Navy officer made this point at an LSU graduation speech:...

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SITTING THE RIGHT PEOPLE ON THE BUS maurice velasquez consulting & training May 12, 2022

Almost every executive we have worked with within the last 10-12 years has been familiar with Jim Collin’s formula to building a great team: get the right people on the bus and make sure everyone is sitting in the right seats. This means hire the right people (“on the bus”) and...

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WHY YOUR TEAM CAN'T GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL maurice velasquez consulting & training May 12, 2022

There’s actually a word out that best defines what keeps companies - and teams - from getting to the next level. It’s what keeps leaders and managers from being more effective, and what keeps team members from being more productive. That word is “storming”. Storming is the...

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HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR COMPANY IS IN STORMING? maurice velasquez consulting & training Mar 01, 2019

There are key areas that you can look at to see if your company - or team - is storming. The only way to really improve it, however, is to be transparent with yourself and try to not shrug it off just because “that’s the way it’s always been around here”. If you really...

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