CADDManager on April 19th, 2011

Teams have Personalities It takes some time to get to know your team members.  Take the time to listen actively to what is being said and who is saying what.  Active listening takes effort.  You are just no listening for what is said, but also for what is not being said.  Listen to see the […]

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CADDManager on April 19th, 2011

Surviving in a Team The TV show “Survivor” has been broadcasting for quite a few years that gives us some examples that are rather bad on how to work in teams.  The show often gives glimpses into the sidebar meetings and clandestine little chats that make and break alliances.  Members of one tribe plan how […]

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CADDManager on April 19th, 2011

Most CAD Managers and managers in general have to participate and lead teams of employees in efforts that the company wants completed.  Working in teams can be fun, invigorating, productive and profitable for the firm.  It can also be a struggle, conflicts can and will occur and division can make failure seem inevitable. We see […]

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CADDManager on April 19th, 2011

What is teamwork and how does it really work?  This may sound like a very obvious question, but I have found many that do not really know how to work in teams and what teamwork really means.  So let me throw my thoughts into the air and see where they land. Good teams work toward […]

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CADDManager on December 16th, 2009

What makes a leader? Another perspective that leaders have is that they take ownership of the planning, process and outcome.  They share the planning and processes and seek to insure that the outcome is positive.  They act like they are owners of the outcome.  They act as if success or failure were personally affecting them […]

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CADDManager on December 16th, 2009

What makes a Leader?  Some perspectives need to be in place… I start with this one, but it is not necessarily the first or most important concept. It might be, but I don’t really know. You might think it is and you may not. Leadership is not about you. Leaders are not in it for […]

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CADDManager on December 16th, 2009

Leaders look farther down the road than others. By constantly forcing themselves to see farther, they get a better perspective on what might happen tomorrow and beyond. This perspective allows them to present the future to others. What is vision? It is just painting a picture of where you could go. It is taking into […]

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CADDManager on November 30th, 2009

Leadership is a much needed quality that most people are looking for in others. They want political leaders, sports leaders, business leaders, spiritual leaders and so much more. But what about that quality in us? Are you a leader? Do you have leadership qualities? I am speaking on the subject of leadership at Autodesk University. […]

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CADDManager on November 6th, 2008
This entry is part 8 of 17 in the series Adding Value

Intuition Intuition is the capacity of knowing something without necessarily using a rational processes. It is a gut feeling and a sense that something lies beneath the surface or behind the screen. Knowing what that unspoken “thing” means can be a great advantage to your firm. It allows you to move past the surface and […]

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