People fear change, and the fear occurs in their head. An individual’s brain is designed to “be the fittest” and survive all threats. Change is perceived as a threat. Leaders must coach their followers from a cognitive perspective by getting into their heads and convincing them that the change is to help, not to destroy.
By Chanda Chann
Alumna at American Military University
I have evolved as a real estate professional through the years. I once struggled as an administrator. Now I am challenged with the nuances of management. As a manager, I am only as good as my team and the service partners who make my job possible.
The size or the type of property you manage does not matter. To have a career in commercial property management means you have to be adaptable to change and be able to employ multiple disciplines.
By Dr. Marie Gould Harper
Program Director, Management at American Public University
As more organizations recognize the value of team performance to the bottom line, it is important that we assess what makes a team effective. Leaders at organizations such as Zappos are convinced that flat organizations can be functional and productive if you motivate and coach your employees to work with one another for the common cause.
There are various types of teams in organizations, and the basic working definition of a team is an interdependent group sharing information, resources, and skills; while using this synergy to achieve a common goal. Successful leadership of a team requires a certain skill set and a bit of panache.