Challenges of the Spanish Speaking Supervisors

Challenges of the Spanish Speaking Supervisors

Most Spanish speaking supervisors have been promoted because of their extensive, hands-on, job experience, and a strong work ethic. As team members, they naturally formed a bond of friendship with their coworkers. They viewed each other as equals. Now as team leaders, the buddy relationship is often more of an obstacle rather than a help.Read more about Challenges of the Spanish Speaking Supervisors[…]

Are You Sure You Want To Send That Email?

Are You Sure You Want To Send That Email?

The words we use define who we are. Words reflect our identity, our ethics, beliefs and, behavior. Words of encouragement can influence us to succeed beyond our expectations. They can move us to push through our self-imposed limits. Words can also destroy. Hurtful, demeaning words can lower our confidence and self-esteem. They can bring us toRead more about Are You Sure You Want To Send That Email?[…]

Inspiring Spanish speaking supervisors to succeed

Inspiring Spanish speaking supervisors to succeed

As a leadership trainer who works with first-generation Hispanic employees, I’m often inspired by their intense willingness to learn. For most Spanish speaking supervisors, sitting in a conference or training room with their workbooks is not a familiar experience. In fact, for most, it’s the first time they appear in front of an instructor. TheRead more about Inspiring Spanish speaking supervisors to succeed[…]

Respect and Civility in the Workplace

Respect and Civility in the Workplace

In the workplace, the line between personal and professional behavior is quickly disappearing. There are employees whose private lives are known to all. Even their most peculiar behaviors are willingly exposed. They reveal their marital problems, bedroom activities, financial difficulties and of course, the constant chatter about their aggressive bosses and annoying coworkers. Whatever happenedRead more about Respect and Civility in the Workplace[…]

Inspiring Spanish Speaking Supervisors to Succeed

Inspiring Spanish Speaking Supervisors to Succeed

As a leadership trainer who works with first-generation Hispanic employees, I’m often inspired by their intense willingness to learn. For most Spanish speaking supervisors, sitting in a conference or training room with their workbooks is not a familiar experience. In fact, for most, it’s the first time they appear in front of an instructor. TheRead more about Inspiring Spanish Speaking Supervisors to Succeed[…]

Encouraging Spanish Speaking Supervisors to Ask Questions

Encouraging Spanish Speaking Supervisors to Ask Questions

During one of my recent leadership workshops with Spanish speaking supervisors, I assigned a skills exercise task. I divided the group into two teams, each had their own separate tables about three feet from each other. I held two small zip lock bags which contained pieces of a puzzle and held them high for theRead more about Encouraging Spanish Speaking Supervisors to Ask Questions[…]

Communication Challenges with Spanish speaking employees

Communication Challenges with Spanish speaking employees

I once asked an English-speaking supervisor to describe his most pressing challenge. He immediately answered with one word: “communications”. I asked if could be a little more specific and provide a few examples. He replied: “My job is to keep downtime to a minimum and production to a maximum.” He became a little agitated asRead more about Communication Challenges with Spanish speaking employees[…]

The Hispanic Concept of Leadership and Trust

The Hispanic Concept of Leadership and Trust

As a leader, it is vital that you devote a significant portion of your efforts in earning the most valuable commodities of leadership from your front line, Hispanic team members – ‘trust and respect’. For first generation Hispanics, these qualities are perceived in a more traditional manner. In the corporate world of management where thereRead more about The Hispanic Concept of Leadership and Trust[…]