“Usually when you collaborate with others, you win, they win, and the team wins.” – John Maxwell
Is there possibly a more overused word in today’s society than ‘teamwork’? And yet it is absolutely vital to the success of any group. Whether you are a team of two, a small group or a large business conglomerate, teamwork is critical to the growth and success of your organization. Seemingly straightforward and yet amazingly elusive, teamwork is the foundation that runs the show. How’s your teamwork?
A 2003 HOW-FAIR national representative survey rated ‘being a team player’ the most important factor in getting ahead in the workplace. ‘Being a team player’ was rated higher than merit and performance, intelligence, leadership skills, working long hours and making money for the organization. How are your team players?
Coaching C.L.O.U.T. has seminars to help you improve the unity and integration of team members toward organizational goals. Grow in your understanding of how individual personalities, actions and behaviors, strengths and weaknesses, help or hurt the team and their goals. Learn to identify optimal roles within your team and help all involved ‘get on the same page’ towards success.
“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” – Dale Carnegie
You hear the words coming from their mouth and you think you know what they are saying, but do you really understand what they need? People desire to be understood. Obtain simple, tangible and practical ways to improve your relationships, whether at work or at home.
"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” – Warren G. Bennis
Are you adept at translating vision into reality? Every organization needs strong, confident, trustworthy and persuasive leaders. Leadership has been defined as “the ability of an individual to influence, motivate and enable others to contribute toward the effectiveness and success of the organizations of which they are members.”*
Through the Coaching C.L.O.U.T. programs, discover how to motivate those around you more effectively and how to create an environment that meets everyone’s needs. Create the most effective leadership approach for you, while improving the productivity of your team or organization. Learn how to hire and retain the right personnel for your business and/or leadership style.
*R.J. House; Culture, Leadership and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies, 2004.
”You can observe a lot just by watching.” – Yogi Berra
Would your boss speak to a stranger in an elevator? Is your co-worker more curious or more decisive? Is your spouse more task-oriented or more people-oriented…are you the opposite from your spouse? Simple questions such as these can help you learn to observe those you interact with. People are motivated by intrinsic drives, and these drives direct their behavior. By observing and listening, we can quickly assess others’ strengths, motivations, needs, leadership potential and ability to work with others toward a common goal.
“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.”
– Lee Iacocca
Quality communication is critical to the survival and prosperity of every relationship and organization. Studies have shown that technical skill (from intelligence, education and experience) accounts for only 15% of workplace success. An overwhelming 85% of success in the workplace comes from people skills! Just as we all breathe at different rates, so we also communicate in different ways. Coaching C.L.O.U.T. can help you learn how to communicate effectively and efficiently with any type of personality style, create a common language that will help minimize misunderstandings and conflict. Get your words across so that people understand exactly what you are saying. Improve your people skills!