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About The CLEMMER Group
Blog: The Practical Leader
Removing Obstacles and Energy Drains
Are You In Control of or Controlled By Technology?
Many managers are getting sucked into an incredible vortex of busyness and daily fire fighting in this 24/7, always-on, Blackberry culture. When left unchecked, the problem leads to burnout, turnover, morale problems, frenzied everything-is-urgent wheel spinning, and poor execution.
Balancing Technology, Management, and Leadership
In top performing organizations, each area of the "Performance Balance Triangle" is strong and constantly improving, allowing technology, systems, and processes to serve people.
Bridging the Credibility Gap
One deadly consequence of the management credibility gap is that employees emotionally distance and disengage themselves from their bosses and their organizations, and this we/they schism can have profoundly negative consequences.
Communication Strategies, Systems, and Skills
Effective communication is no more a natural skill than leadership is a born trait. However, strong communication strategies, systems, and practices are necessary to keep everyone focused on goals and priorities while providing feedback on progress.
Education and Communication Build Commitment
If we want people on our team or in our organizations to behave like business partners, we need to treat them that way. Education, combined with powerful communication systems, processes, and practices, is one of the keys to organizational learning and innovation.
Education and Communications Pathways and Pitfalls
Trust and communication levels go together. The source of misunderstandings and mistrust is often in the leaders' behavior and lack of communication.
Inspiring and Energizing with Strong Verbal Communications
Effective leaders that inspire, energize, and arouse people to improved performance, can stand in front of a large or small group and express themselves with a clarity, conviction and credibility that stirs their audience or group members' feelings and emotions.
Leaders Handle Performance Problems
Leaders know that poor performance is like a highly contagious disease. The longer it goes unchecked, the more everyone suffers.
Measuring Organizational and Team Energy Levels
Take the courageous approach to leadership by building team commitment and ownership. Our "Energy Index" Assessment is a great place to start.
Organization Structure Limits or Liberates High Performance
Improvement planning, process management, teams, skill development, and the like are either constrained or boosted by our organization's structure and support systems. If we are unhappy with the behavior of people on our team or in our organization, we need to take a closer look at the system and structure they're working in.
Pathways and Pitfalls to Leading Teams
Most high performing organizations use a wide variety of teams. Discover the Leading Teams approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.
Technomanagement: A Deadly Mix of Bureaucracy and Technology
Technomanaged organizations have things backwards. They are organizations where people serve the systems or processes and customers are made to fit the organization.
Management versus Leadership
Vision, Values, and Purpose
Goals and Priorities
Systems and Structure
Measurement and Feedback
Education and Communication
Innovation and Organizational Learning
Training and Development
Recognition, Appreciation, and Celebration
Personal Vision, Values, and Purpose
Attitude and Outlook
Personal Integrity and Values Alignment
Passion, Commitment, and Self-Discipline
Deepening Spirit, Meaning, and Purpose
Personal Growth and Continuous Improvement
Communicating, Motivating, and Influencing
Building Team Vision, Values, and Purpose
Serving, Influencing, and Leading Upward
Fostering Openness and Transparency
Employee Engagement and Empowerment
Building Team Spirit
Coaching and Developing
Removing Obstacles & Energy Drains