A sincere and direct apology can do a world of good. Unfortunately, a misplaced apology can send mixed messages and impact your leadership. Do you agree with me that apologies are out of place in these three situations?
If you could flip your life so you could spend 80% of your time and energy on the parts you’re only spending 20% on today, what things would you flip? How would it make your productivity, your team, and your health better?
What’s different about managing during a pandemic? It’s how much time and energy leaders need to invest in addressing the fear and emotions of their people. Here are a few reminders about how to keep emotions from hijacking your team.
As a leader, you have choices about how spend your time. If you don’t choose deliberately, you probably get sucked into producing, and managing, rather than leading. Here are some steps to put a little more leadership in your day, week, month, and year.
Leading through change is a particularly difficult assignment. You’re expected to mobilize your team while you’re struggling to master yourself. This month, I’m conducting sessions with the leaders in a large multi-national company to help them cope with their own reactions to a major organizational transformation, to better position them to cascade the change to […]
I’ve been flying across the country delivering a leadership development program about the mindset and skillset leaders require to unlock the potential of their people. As I watch them role play with one another, I notice the things they say that create a negative reaction. Most of the offending statements include one of these three […]
Craig and I flew to the west coast last week to work with a great group of people. We were there to work with them on building a high performing team, but by the end of the day, it was clear that they don’t need to be a team. Although it doesn’t happen often, sometimes […]
It’s the time of year where I ask people about their summer vacation plans. It’s amazing how many aren’t even going to take a full week off. There are many excuses about “We’re in the middle of an important change initiative,” or “Maybe it will be calmer in the fall,” or the completely vacuous, “It’s […]