What is the Delegation Model and How to Use it?

Something as effective as delegation didn’t just come out of nowhere. It wasn’t that one day someone decided to divide their workload among their team and the term delegation was introduced. Instead, delegation is based on entire delegation models, and these extensive models are backed by thorough research. These are tried and tested models that, if you understand well, can be used to improve your delegation technique. What is the Delegation Model? The delegation model can be divided into two parts. The first part of the model is another model – the situational leadership model. This is the part that explains which leadership style should be used as per the nature of your followers. In the second part, the 5 …

Your Differences Are Actually Your Greatest Professional Strengths

You’re a night owl, a mother, a daydreamer. Or maybe you grew up economically disadvantaged or deep in rural isolation. Whatever your personal difference is, you’ve likely been conditioned to believe it’s a weakness—a flaw. Something to be hidden at work. I’m here to tell you that what you think is your weakness might, in fact, be your biggest professional strength. Our personal stories influence how we think about our abilities, achievements, and possibilities, and often, our views of ourselves are more negative than the assessments from our peers.  When You’re Different from Your Peers I worked with a young leader in private equity named Emily who struggled with reconciling her difference from her peers, and her story taught me …

Team Building Tips to Improve Your Business

There are many differing opinions to team-building days and how they can affect your team morale. No matter what your industry is, you definitely need to think about scheduling a couple of team-building days into your plans for the company. Here are some of the ways a good team building day can affect your business. What are Team Building Activities? Team building activities are some of the most important additions to a working day that you could choose. It might seem like no-one wants to take part in team building days, but there are also few who truly appreciate their value to a company. No matter what industry your business is in, you can benefit from a good team building …

3 Tips on How to Keep Your Best People During a Crisis

If you’d like to build yourself up so you can continue to perform at a high level no matter the circumstances that surround you at the moment, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown I’ll admit it, I’m a little scared. I don’t know how this is going to pan out, let alone the short term and long term effect it will have on my business. As a business owner, this is the worst time to hide. It is your responsibility to address your staff and let them know how your organization is going to respond and survive. I won’t tell you how to run your business. I know that some …

How To Stop Measuring Yourself By Comparing with Others

Do you think a hike in your salary would make you happy? You believe so, don’t you? But hold on to that thought. There is more to it than just the percentage increase. For 2 years, I observed a team of people. They exhibited a peculiar behavior after annual hike announcements. During the first year, the market was not performing well. As a result, the hike percentages were low for all the team members. People were disappointed, no doubt, but no one complained as such. The very next year, the market had picked up. The whole team got a fantastic increase in salary. Did the entire team enjoy and rejoice? You’d expect that, but what happened was the opposite. The …

9 Tips to Keep Yourself and Your Team Motivated While Working From Home

The entire world is now faced with the COVID-19 pandemic. Since this respiratory illness is highly contagious, especially in places with multitudes of people, more and more companies are now encouraging their staff to start working from home to mitigate the spread of the highly contagious disease. For some, doing online work from home can be a breeze but to others, it would be a totally new experience and may find it a bit challenging to focus and actually be productive. The good news is that there are a few essential tips that you and your team can practice to help you balance working from home while staying productive and disciplined. Working from home requires a lot of discipline and …

3 Tips to Become the Boss Your Employees Will Love

Nearly 70% of change in a team’s engagement depends on the manager, according to Gallup. Ideally, the role of a boss is to motivate others to engage in projects and deliver excellent results. But, compelling your employees into following your leadership can be challenging. Your personal traits will have a significant impact on how people respond to your lead. The most successful managers possess different leadership and management skills like problem-solving skills, resilience, and emotional intelligence. Nonetheless, they learn how to develop grit to achieve success in becoming a better boss.   Set Realistic Goals Managers have a lot they need to accomplish within a specified period. While it might seem appealing to delegate the work to employees, it doesn’t help. In most …

Self-Awareness Is the Key to Unleashing Your Potential

The young Prince knocked the poisoned arrow on his bow, pulled back the heavy string and, for a brief moment, held his breath while aiming before shooting it towards his brother’s killer. The arrow Paris released entered the only vulnerable part of his body, the heel, and led to death of the swift-footed, godlike warrior, Achilles. Although Homer, the legendary Greek poet, doesn’t tell us about how Achilles died in Iliad, one of my all-time favorite books, later ancient Greek myths describe the scene similar to the above. Achilles’ heel was his only weak spot because that’s where his mother, Thetis, held him while dipping his body into the river Styx to make him immortal. Had he known this about …