Building Resilience

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Fri Mar 18 2016

A leader can both manage stress and build self-confidence.

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Modeling the new Norm

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Thu Mar 17 2016

Leaders embody the change they wish to see.

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Managing a Change

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Wed Mar 16 2016

Managing a change-oriented project has many considerations for an organization to adopt a new norm.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Tue Mar 15 2016

Diversity and inclusion are dominant themes in the workplace. Research has shown they are associated with higher levels of performance.

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Developing a Lieutenant

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Mon Mar 14 2016

A second in command, a lieutenant, is a reliable collaborator and go to person. Don't try to do everything. Start developing a trusted lieutenant to assist you.

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Understanding Evolution

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Sat Mar 12 2016

Your ability to move the team forward has a lot to do with your ability to look back at where they have been.

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Asserting Authority

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Fri Mar 11 2016

A leader uses authority to support team performance.

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Increasing Authenticity

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Thu Mar 10 2016

Confidence and competence are good for leaders, but the best leaders are truly authentic.

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Servant Leadership

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Wed Mar 09 2016

Leadership is not about hierarchies and command and control.

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Membership vs Leadership

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Tue Mar 08 2016

Leading a team is a lot different than simply being on the team - which has its challenges and opportunities.

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Explaining the Decision-making Style and Process

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Mon Mar 07 2016

Decision-making frameworks can be categorized as autocratic, collaborative, or democratic. Decision making starts with understanding your style, explaining it to the team, using good explanations, and owning your decisions.

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Building Rapport

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Sun Mar 06 2016

Great rapport is about comfortable and positive interactions that support the production of quality work.

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Focus on Purpose

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Sat Mar 05 2016

Purpose is feeling that what you do matters.

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Embracing Feedback

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Fri Mar 04 2016

An important function of successful communication as a leader is giving someone performance-related feedback.

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Performance Expectations

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Thu Mar 03 2016

How do you know what's expected of you? It's all about building rapport with your boss and your team.

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Communicating Effectively

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Wed Mar 02 2016

When you are proactive with delivering messages, mindful of challenges and debates, using the right channels, and embracing candor more than civility, you will be successful as a communicator.

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The Four Components of a High Performance Working System

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Tue Mar 01 2016

A High Performance Work System is an environment that allows the employee to have greater involvement and responsibility - and has proven to produce a better product through a more effective team dynamic.

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Fairness and Integrity

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Tue Feb 02 2016

Fairness in the workplace is a strong way to demonstrate integrity.

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An Introduction to Operations Strategy

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Mon Feb 01 2016

Operations/Organizational strategy is critical to operations management success and make a business more competitive.

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Challenges Leading a Technical Team

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Sun Jan 03 2016

A main goal of managing a technical team is to avoid creating frustration with the customer. This begins by getting to know your technical team members.

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What is Leadership?

Posted in management by Christopher R. Wirz on Sat Jan 02 2016

Leadership is a process more than it is a position.

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