Leadership

3 Ways to Create Authentic and Relevant Connection with Your Team

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— By Dilip Barot, Founder, Creative Choice Group In order to have an authentic connection with people at your workplace, you need to show a certain level of vulnerability. Your leadership journey should start with a Leadership Point of View. Wickline describes this in an August issue of Blanchard Ignite as a story about, “. . .the people and events that have shaped who you are. It also speaks to your values, your beliefs and what drives you as a leader.” This is not always easy. Many people find opening up to be scary and emotional. Wickline suggests a couple of first steps to get you st...
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Getting Smart With: Project Implementation

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-- By Dilip Barot, Founder, Creative Choice Group When project managers plot out a course for a project, they all too often take missteps that ultimately result in a project’s failure. Managers may have to deal with an unrealistic outlook, limited resources, a budget that is less than ideal, and other factors that can sabotage a project’s success. With so many obstacles in front of a project, whether that project is call center campaign implementation or anything else, how can a manager set up his or her team for success? These five best practices may help: (more…)
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Moving Beyond Intrinsic Motivation

Moving Beyond Intrinsic Motivation
– By Dilip Barot, Founder, Creative Choice Group For years, the leading theory in motivation has involved extoling the virtues of intrinsic motivation over extrinsic motivation. However, the latest research indicates that even intrinsic motivation is not enough to gain optimal performance in the workplace. The newest results of research points out the legitimacy of moving beyond intrinsic motivation and assigning value to the work they do. As many people know, extrinsic motivation is based on tangible rewards that a person receives. This type of motivation occurs outside of the individua...
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Ten Principles to Drive Effective Collaborations – Part 2

– By Dilip Barot, Founder, Creative Choice Group As a continuation from the first article on principles to drive effective collaborations, here are five more tips to strengthen your foundation. 1) Manage difficult trade-offs: Not everything works out as intended, not only in life but also in business. You need to have a provision of making compromises where necessary. These trade-offs may not be easy but will make all the difference in the way your organization collaborates. Knowing when to make the trade-offs requires the leader to be informed and empowered because these decisions will...
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