Have your team quit and forgotten to tell you?

by | Oct 22, 2015 | Uncategorised

Have your team quit and forgotten to tell you?

Of all the resources in business, the team working with you is the most complex to manage. When motivated, your team can take up Herculean tasks and not break a sweat but when things go wrong there is little saving the ship unless you find a way to change course in time. Motivation is a complex art, while the rule of the thumb is appreciation and reward, the same incentives will not work on all individuals

Our ‘Visionary Leadership through EQ’ workshop explores numerous ways to assess your team’s motivation, effectively deal with non-performance and create a high performance culture. Contact Tiffany for more information about our EQ workshops and let’s take Key Steps this week to…

Give your team some TLC

  1. Talk. A frequent axiom in business is, “No news is good news.” However, employees want regular updates and feedback about their personal performance. Use memos, emails, telephone calls, one-on-ones and group meetings to keep your team aware of changes, updates, new products, etc.

  2. Listen and learn. Many employees often have insightful ideas that can make a significant difference to business progress. When you face a work related problem, your team could be your best resource. Take your problems to them; discuss and look for ideas and ways to overcome challenges together. Once they feel you are a part of the team it will become easier to motivate and excite them.

  3. Celebrate. There’s no point in setting goals if you don’t celebrate achieving them. Remember to celebrate individual and team performance. Catch people doing something right and focus on recognising excellent performance. Provide positive reinforcement; maybe use a corporate newsletter to highlight specific achievements, send thank you cards and congratulatory notes, make phone calls and send emails. Above all, make sure you celebrate your own wins and stay motivated so you can keep taking Key Steps to…

“be the difference that makes the difference




NOTE: The information in my blog may be freely shared and re-used in any online or offline publication, provided it is accompanied by the following credit line: This was written by Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, and originally appeared in her free bi-weekly  ‘Key Steps Food for Thought Blog’ available on the Key Steps website.

Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, EQ Expert, Founder and CEO

Sharon is a dynamic facilitator, speaker and executive coach with over 25 years’ experience in leadership development and organisational transformation. Her PhD thesis contributed a framework for holistic and sustainable leadership development that was published by Rutgers University in the USA. She is faculty of numerous business schools and highly sought-after by leading corporates because she works hand-in-hand with them to create sustainable results and long-term success. In 2020, Sharon was inducted into the Educators Hall of Fame, which is a lifetime achievement award, recognising excellence and her contribution to the field.

Sharon is one of only three women in South Africa to hold the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – the Oscar of the speaking industry. She is also a COMENSA Master Practitioner (CMP), a qualified Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT™) and an accredited Global Virtual Speaker. Sharon is also a registered Education, Training and Development Practitioner (ETDP), holds an Honours degree in Psychology and practices as an NLP master practitioner.

Most important to Sharon is that she has become known for her genuinely caring manner, practical and transformational approach, and for providing valuable tools and that allow people to take Key Steps to really… ‘be the difference that makes the difference.’