Marcia Zidle is a board-certified executive coach, business management consultant and keynote speaker, who helps organizations to leverage their leadership and human capital assets.
She has 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience in a variety of industries including health care, financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing, insurance, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, government and nonprofits.
She brings an expertise in strategy and alignment; social and emotional intelligence; executive and team leadership; employee engagement and innovation; personal and organization change management.
She has been selected one of LinkedIn Profinder’s top coaches for the past 5 years.
Are your top talent engaged? Do they feel committed to the work they are doing? Do they brag about your company to others as a great place to work?
Yes, we are in the midst of a “new normal” that is creating massive challenges to every organization, big and small in all industries. So, why be concerned with culture when you, as a manager, or supervisor, or team leader have so many other problems to deal with? The reason is that this “new normal” creates massive challenges for your department, your team, as well as your employees. Besides the personal adjustments they are making in working remote or hybrid, their working style-habits and behaviors-will also need to adapt to the many changes that are occurring.
Have you ever hired someone who did not live up to expectations? Are your managers selecting too many round pegs to fit into square holes? If you hire people for positions who are not good fits, they will struggle to reach optimum performance, to be fully engaged, and are more likely to leave. They will also eat up your time and energy and weaken an entire team.
New managers, supervisors, and team lead matter. They’re on the front lines with your workforce, your customers, and your markets. They have tremendous potential. And some of them will become your organization’s future leaders.
When was the last time you thought about how you influence others - how you change minds, shape opinions, move others to act? Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager said, "The key to leadership is influence, not authority." That's why it's important to have influencing skills as part of your professional portfolio.
The critical talent management issue businesses face today is how to keep engagement high and retain those key employees who are right now thinking about seeking greener pastures as the economy and job market improves. Some may think employee engagement is primarily a human resource concern. Yet Gallup's research has found that managers are the ones primarily responsible for their employees' engagement levels. Learn how managers can accelerate employee engagement and boost the performance of their department or business unit.
Conflict is an inevitable part of life. Conflict arises when the people we work with have different ideas, perspectives, backgrounds, values, goals or expectations. Yes, conflict can be destructive! It diverts energy from more important activities and issues; it polarizes people and reduces cooperation; and it can produce irresponsi-ble behavior. And conflict can be constructive! It opens up and improves commu-nication; it strengthens working relationships and teamwork; and it leads to better quality decisions and problem solutions.
When was the last time you thought about how you influence others - how you change minds, shape opinions, move others to act? Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager said, "The key to leadership is influence, not authority." That's why it's important to have influencing skills as part of your professional portfolio. To be an effective leader, it is necessary to influence others to support and implement decisions that are crucial for your team, department, business unit or company's success. Even with a solid foundation of credibility and competence you, as a manager, may fall short if you don't understand the dynamics of power, politics and influence.