Join our Leadership experts for weekly advice on how to develop consistent, capable and confident Supervisors, Managers and Team Leaders who drive safety, productivity, quality and team member engagement. In this series we will highlight some of the key elements of the Front Line Leadership Training System. This comprehensive approach will ensure a lasting change in the leadership approach and culture of your business to support high performance.
Avoid Being a Micromanager
Could you be a micromanager? How can you stop it? Most people who are micromanagers do not know that they are micromanaging. They think they are being helpful. Here are three things you can do to empower your team and reduce micromanaging: Declare your intent to be helpful. Overtly declare[...]
How to Improve Performance
Could you show your team more attention as a leader? About 100 years ago in the suburbs of Chicago, Hawthorne, Illinois, there was research being done at the Western Electric Company. That research has become known as the “Hawthorne Effect” and has since been quoted in many management texts. It[...]
Increase Performance Levels
How do you move your team from being dysfunctional to being successful? There are a few ways to do so and to be more successful. A lot of this advice is based on Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and his follow up book called The Advantage.[...]
Setting Expectations as a Leader
How clear are you with your team about your expectations? From our book, Employees Not Doing What You Expect, the number one reason that employees do not meet your expectations is because they’re unclear about what you expect. Here are three tips to help them understand and meet your expectations[...]
What Kind of Supervisor Are You?
What kind of supervisor are you? There is a big difference between a supervisor that does the bare minimum and one that is determined to thrive as a leader. At Unique Development, we have seen both. We have trained thousands of leaders from companies in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and[...]
Positively Impact Morale
Does emotion trump logic, or does logic trump emotion? If one of your team members is upset, frustrated, and emotional, should you talk to them rationally and logically? Even the most logical people tend to be more emotional than they would like to admit. You can make more of an[...]