10 Rules for getting it right in creating high functioning teams!

  High Functioning Teams – 10 Rules to getting right! 1 – Keep it simple. Getting it right and building a great team is not rocket science. In fact it’s really quite simple. Simplicity also means lean. Only have people who should on the team, anyone else is moved off the team. Unnecessary team members complicates and slows the team down. Decide on what needs to be addressed by the 2 – When in Doubt there is no doubt If you doubt if someone should be on the team there is no doubt. Strategically work to remove the individual from the team. At times roles and the...

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Questions to ask yourself when starting to build your network

Getting started with your networking The following are questions you should ask yourself when you are building your network with a specific focus on the two most important layers of your network. The number one being  your inner circle of the most trusted advisors usually 2-to-4 people and the second most important group being your subject matter experts often 6-to-15 people. Before you start, ask yourself the following questions to help identify who, what, and the why? 1) Do I have (and actively interact with) a role model in my chosen profession? 2) How well do I know my chosen profession?...

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Thoughts on Motivation from Raymond Caissie

  Great outline & how to motivate right from the start! Motivation – Rules to live by We not I, Both in taking, sharing credit, and taking responsibility. We go up & down as a team. Spend the time to orient and train a new team member. When hiring give the true picture of the work, the culture, and you as the boss Ask for feedback often and use it! Communicate the team’s performance, make it visible. A sense of pride. Pay attention to the team and listen. Be approachable at all times! Then they motivate themselves.   When Hiring give the true picture!  In hiring...

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Thoughts on Delegation from Raymond Caissie

  I really like Ray’s thoughts on delegation…they are bang on! Delegation – Rules to keep in mind Start with the End in Mind Scope Definition, it’s a Project Have a Plan Communication is Key, along with Clarity Make Performance Visual Start with End in Mind I always step back and think through what I want done or what needs to be done. This is a strategic activity, thinking through what is the final outcome. To do that I need to work alone, put time aside…for me the right time is Monday or Tuesday after the weekends. So before I plan the details and think of who is involved...

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Tip # 315 – Tips on Networking

  This is a Tips and tricks for networking externally…rules of thumb include; • Always carry business cards and the rule is at least 5-to-7 cards • Pay attention to the business card you are given do not just take it and put it down or away…read it study it and make a comment. • Hand out business cards only after a discussion or if asked • Make eye contact…and work on being well rounded and well mannered….well rounded can also mean have several topics you can speak to get conversations going. • Don’t forget to follow up quickly when making a new contact! • Regardless of external or...

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