Developing Young Management Talent

Build both accountability and managerial skills, especially in newly-promoted managers.

Instead of asking a manager for detail on project progress, ask what he or she needs to do in his/her organization to ensure that projects are completed on-time. In the first case, you’re asking the manager to revert to past behavior and act like an individual contributor again. The manager thinks that you want him/her to personally take action and personal responsibility to move projects along or intervene for specific results.

What you want to do is get him/her thinking like a manager – ask what needs to be done in his/her organization to ensure projects are completed on time and standards are met.

It’s an important difference because one kind of question causes regression to past strengths, the other helps grow managerial skills.

Copyright 2018 Bob Legge
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Bob Legge has an unmatched ability to help CEOs, presidents, and senior leaders discover opportunities to become effective leaders and grow their businesses while mastering work/life balance. He has worked with leaders of Fortune 1000 and mid-market companies across multiple industries and five continents to achieve dramatic results, such as 600% revenue increase in three years. Personally, he enjoys sailing where both his strategic abilities and tactical skills help him see interesting places while having a fabulous time with friends and family.
Bob’s website is http://www.boblegge.com
Contact him at: bob.legge@leggecompany.com.

How to be an inspiring communicator

A common challenge of leaders is to become a better, more inspiring and energizing communicator. To do that, it helps to change your perspective on your business and to think about it differently so that your can talk about it in new and exciting ways. In particular, a different strategic perspective is helpful. Leaders get their heads up above the day-to-day challenges and are able to articulate strategic themes that both attract and excite people.

For example, ask yourself, “Why is this the most exciting time in our company’s history?” What are you doing as a company that is unique and different, that gives new meaning to what everyone is working towards? Find one or few of these insights, and you will be a much better communicator.

Copyright 2017 Bob Legge
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Bob Legge has an unmatched ability to help clients achieve competitive advantage, leaving competitors in their dust. He has worked with companies across industries and geographies to align critical elements, dominate their markets, and achieve dramatic results, such as 600% revenue increase in three years. Personally, he enjoys sailing where both his strategic abilities and tactical skills help him see interesting places while having a fabulous time with friends and family.
Contact him at: bob.legge@leggecompany.com.