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How That Leader Avoids or Resolves Conflict

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Tue, Nov 08, 2011 @ 06:49 PM

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Have you ever noticed how certain team leaders have effective teams even though there are sometimes conflicts? Sometimes is probably minimizing the problem. Any time you get a group of people together there are going to be conflicts of interest, in ideas of how a project should be done or personality issues, just to name a few.

What does That Leader do to keep the team focused on the project and not on the conflicts?

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Topics: Team conflict, Project, Adversarial system, Policy, Meeting, Business, Marketing strategy, Leadership, Team leader, Organizational conflict

That Leader Knows When Conflict is Destructive or Constructive

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Sun, Nov 06, 2011 @ 06:45 PM

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Just because conflict happens, doesn’t mean that it is always a bad thing. That Leader will know whether the conflict is destructive or is constructive.

How do you tell when a conflict is destructive?

That Leader will know that a conflict is destructive when the team is supposed to be working on goal setting and instead wind up in the middle of an argument that takes attention away from the purpose of the meeting. If someone is having a problem and decides that the meeting is the place to air it, That Leader needs to take control of the meeting back, offer to meet with the argumentative person later and return to the topic.

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Topics: blog, Business, Marketing strategy, Leadership, Teamwork, Team, Team leader, Goal setting, Organizational conflict, Conflict resolution, team member

How That Leader Deals With Conflict

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Fri, Nov 04, 2011 @ 06:26 PM

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Conflict happens.

It happens when individuals or groups are not getting what they need or want and are seeking their own interests. Like a child, sometimes a person is not even aware of the need and unconsciously acts out. Then there are the people who are very aware of what they want and actively work at getting it. It is That Leader’s task to get conflict resolved as quickly as possible for the good of the team.

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Topics: Decision making, Communication, Controversy, taem members, Business, Leadership, Team leader, Conflict resolution

Conflict Happens—How That Leader Spots It

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Tue, Nov 01, 2011 @ 08:36 PM

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Every project, every team and every team leader on all levels are going to come in contact with conflict. What That Leader needs to learn is how to spot it in others in order to minimize, divert or resolve it as soon as possible.

What are some conflict indicators?

Probably the most obvious indication is body language. If the team member is unhappy about something, his body language will be guarded, turned from the leader, he will have minimal eye contact with the leader and even show micro-expressions of mocking or frowning. A leader in the midst of conflict will show the same either to his up-line team or to his team members.  That Leader will study body language in order to become conscious of the meanings of what he sees, but even an uninformed leader will subconsciously be aware of the signs and know there is a problem, even if he is only aware of it in his gut.

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Topics: YouTube, Team conflict, Controversy, Facebook, Social Media, Twitter, Leadership, Teamwork, Team, Team leader, Conflict resolution, team member

That Leader’s Communication Tools

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaar on Sun, Oct 30, 2011 @ 08:17 PM

Today we are going to look at some of things that you probably were taught at home or at school, but you may never have taken the time to look at them directly. As a result you may be at a loss when you need to communicate to your team.

How would you tell them what you want them to do without sounding like a nagging parent? How do you find out where they are coming from without sounding like the Inquisition? What do you say when you and the team reach an impasse?

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Topics: Business Owner, Leadership

How Are You Doing in Becoming That Leader?

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaar on Thu, Oct 27, 2011 @ 07:14 PM

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Here is a leadership self-assessment to help you see where you are and what you need to work on. Please take some time to think about yourself as That Leader. Let's start with a list of the tasks of leadership for you to think about.

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Topics: Business, Leadership

That Leader-Knowing the Company Structure

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 @ 08:25 PM

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In order to be That Leader a person has to be able to comprehend the organizational leadership structure and how it impacts the business culture, its identity and the business norms.  In other words, That Leader needs to understand how the company works.  How does the company want leadership to communicate, enforce policies and provide feedback between it and its employees?  How is the company organized in this regard?

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Topics: Management, Facebook, Business, Leadership, Teamwork, Team leader

That Leader’s Vision-Direction and Goal

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaar on Sun, Oct 23, 2011 @ 07:11 PM

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To be That Leader you need vision to be successful. What does the idea of having a vision mean in terms of leadership to you?

When I looked up the idea of leadership and vision, I was not sure exactly what having vision meant. Here’s what I learned. Vision has many varieties of definitions, but they all include a mental image or picture, an orientation toward the future and some of the qualities of direction or goal. Being a person whose primary sense is feeling I know now I was stymied by an aspect of leadership that is visual.

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Topics: Leadership, Teamwork

How to be That Leader

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 @ 07:34 PM

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At one time or another we all find ourselves in our first leadership position. We may be called to a temporary position to be evaluated for permanent one as a team leader. We might be called to a permanent position based on what the boss thinks of us.

What are the traits of a good leader? Do you know or do you just have gut feelings? While gut feelings are a good first step, traits actually spelled out give you a firmer idea of what is expected of you. Here are some that you can use as part of your foundation.

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Topics: Small business, Communication, Business, Marketing strategy, Leadership

How do you select potential leaders?

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaar on Mon, Oct 17, 2011 @ 12:35 AM

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As a company grows from the single founder to a multi-personnel team, the founder needs to be able to identify good leaders among the group. A great salesman might not be a great leader. So it is important to distinguish between good performance skills and leadership performance skills. Can the person you are looking at learn to be a good leader? Some people are natural leaders and they will be obvious. It is identifying the ones that have the capability to learn leadership over time that are hard to find.l

Here are some traits to help you identify the potential leader.

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Topics: Marketing Principles, Leadership

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