Some individuals who have demonstrated learned helplessness have been promoted into a managerial position. Within the workplace learned helplessness can be demonstrated when an individual continues to carry out an action knowing it is not working and yet, not changing … Continued
Fear of Challenge
A lot of Managers fear challenge. This is often due to them fearing being seen as a lesser Manager, someone who does not have all the answers, they feel foolish when this happens. It can feel humiliating for them. Their response is one of anger, resentment and as a result they close down; their team learns very quickly to stop challenging and become submissive.
How do you rate attitude? Would one measurement be based on smiles? How professional their language and tone of voice is? Or even the happiness in their voice? It is all so subjective, just as happiness is not a universal standard, or what sounds professional to one may sound stand offish to another.
After some time and more great songs those on the elevated seats around the arena started to get off their seats and dance. It started slowly with only the first couple of rows dancing, this was followed up with a ripple effect until the majority of people in all the rows were up and dancing.
It was interesting to watch the engagement with his audience and how time, influence or maybe confidence took over and Mr Diamond had the majority of people on their feet.
You know your Treasure, now look at the resources required to meet the goal. It may be worth at this stage moving to the ‘T’ – Time bound. This will give you an idea of time constraints and therefore give you a better idea of resources.
This is all the resources required from self and others, people, budget, equipment etc.
Imagine what resources you might require if there were no barriers.
Now work with the limitations you do have
If there are additional resources required, how will you bridge the gap?
The reasons and excuses of under-performers
Many Managers know the goals that they are working towards and do not deliver. This is often because of lack of resources, lack of commitment, lack of motivation and even lack of want.
Equally many Managers will struggle to measure the success or failure of the goals they are working towards.
Watching her deliver, she is in front of the room, reaching out, loud and clear and yet not saying a thing, verbally at least. She looks the part, she’s moved the lectern to the side and her presentation is 4 … Continued