Are You Playing Checkers or Chess As A Leader?


Visitors: 410

Simple Ways To Improve Your Team’s Performance

If you are a leader trying to create a positive work environment, hold off on buying posters and new carpet for your work area and take look in the mirror. Did you know that 70% of how your team members feel while being at work comes from you, the leader? Did you know that as the leader, your actions and emotions are transferred to your team members?

So what can you do to generate a work place that team members feel motivated to do their best? Just a few simple things will make the difference. First of all, make sure your team knows that your role is to make them successful in their role. If they know and believe this, they will be open to trust you and act on your vision of the future.

Next, make it a point to smile and be upbeat and positive. As the leader, you influence more than 70% of how team members feel while at work. And if your team can share in your new attitude, they will perform better and provide better service to their customers. You do have the ability to transfer your emotions to your team, so make sure they are getting the more productive ones.

And finally, empower your team when and where you can. One of the most common reasons people leave a job is because they do not feel that they have input and control of the things that take place around them. If you can give your team members the ability to make small changes to procedures that may assist customers, give them that ability. If the time of day they arrive and leave work is not important, let them set their own schedule.

Just a few simple changes in the way you lead will make a significant impact on how happy and productive your team is. So take a look the mirror and make some changes today.

Kreg Enderson is a Certified Coach and successful leader who now teaches leaders how to become more successful with their people. Kreg's website can be found at


Article Source:

Rate this Article:  0.0/5(0 Ratings)

Related Articles:

Are You Playing Checkers or Chess?

by: Kelly O'Brien (January 07, 2005) 

All You Need to Know About Virtual Chess and Checkers

by: Faraz Khan (July 05, 2008) 
(Gaming/Computer Games)

Sales Strategy Chess Or Checkers?

by: Charlie Karlheinz Lang (July 16, 2008) 

Are You Using a Chess or Checkers Small Business Marketing Strategy?

by: Jeremy Cohen (March 01, 2005) 
(Business/Small Business)

Playing With or Against Chess Software: This You've Got to Try!

by: Michael Kanehl (December 10, 2004) 
(Recreation and Sports)

Do Smart People Play Chess? Or Does Playing Chess Make People Smart?

by: Ann Wamack (September 18, 2008) 

Playing Chess in Russia - The Agony of Victory

by: Richard Chapo (October 25, 2005) 
(Travel and Leisure)

Affiliate Marketing Tips - Are You Playing Follow the Leader?

by: Steven Wagenheim (June 20, 2008) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Affiliate Revenue)

The Chess Sets Business - How Much Inventory to Hold for an Online Retailer of ..

by: Baron Turner (December 13, 2005) 
(Internet and Businesses Online)

How to Win at Checkers

by: Hubert Crowell (December 25, 2006) 
(Kids and Teens)