2012 is already shaping up to be a big year for Team Management Systems.
We love hearing from accredited Network Members on how they have used the TMS Profiles in interesting ways or in programmes that have successfully enhanced teamwork and leadership in the workplace. So it is with great pleasure to put together our special event series – Great Teams, Great Leaders, Great Results. This special series feature six experts from a range of industries discussing the strategies they have employed to empower teams and drive organisational performance
Recently, I had the great opportunity to update my skills and knowledge in the TMS tools by attending the Linking Skills Profiles (LSP) accreditation delivered by our trainer, Sarah Eqbal. It was an insightful and practical workshop filled with proven tips and action points as well as plenty of discussion. Here are three significant themes that stood out for me from attending the accreditation:
Overheard at a professional development seminar:
“Steve (name changed for privacy reasons) is not pulling his weight. I don’t care whether he likes his job or not. He’s just going to have to step up. It’s why we pay him!”
I’m sure this scenario plagues many managers. Every organisation at some point in time has to deal with improving performance of employees.
Recently, I was asked the question:
"We are considering the use of 360-degree feedback as a key component of our leadership development programme. I need to gain buy-in from our senior executive team that addresses the return on investment for using 360-degree feedback in our development programmes. Do you have any tips?"
There are reports that Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, is not known for her charisma. The press says she rarely smiles and has yet to deliver a knockout speech.
Yet, according to surveys, she is the most popular political leader in Europe. She is ranked the most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine for the fourth year in a row (Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton didn’t even make it to the top 30).