When someone makes a mistake, consider: is this an incident, or is it a pattern? Incidents happen once; patterns happen multiple times. Unless the mistake is extreme, incidents can largely be ignored. If there is a pattern, then you can address the behavior and how to help them improve. If you’d like more training on … Continue reading “Why effective leaders use a mistake as a training tool”
Raise your hand if you’re tired of unproductive meetings. If you raised your hand—yes, even mentally—then I’ve got a secret to share with you. One simple question: “What action am I going to take as a result of what happened at this meeting?” Meetings are only as valuable as the action that we take upon … Continue reading “How to make meetings matter”
Micromanagers hover to make sure everything gets done their way. Productive leaders, on the other hand, provide respectful accountability. Accountability is helping people keep their commitments. Give people freedom, while also following-up with them, to make sure that they deliver results. Learn more about booking Dave for your next event at DaveCrenshaw.com/speaker.
If you want someone to master a system, let them practice using roleplaying and guided exercises. No one’s ever become more muscular just by watching a coach lift weights. During practicing, provide feedback and correction as needed. Make small corrections to guide people toward habits that get the best possible results. Learn more about booking … Continue reading “Why practice—with a little guidance—makes perfect!”
I recently spoke in Salt Lake City to the Entrepreneur’s Organization for EO Alchemy about the Power of Having Fun and how taking small breaks for something fun can dramatically increase your performance during the day. These little breaks are what I call an Oasis, and they’re critical to improving your productivity. As an example … Continue reading “How a small Oasis of fun impacts productivity”