An alarming number of leaders suffer from the sensation that each day they are losing ground, unable to stay in front of the wave of overburdening workloads, deadlines and expectations. The toll on productivity, morale and health often goes unrecognized until a crisis hits. Equally alarming is that … [Read more...] about The Art of Delegation
In this over-information age, an alarming number of business plans fail because leaders ignore the facts needed to make sound decisions. Misguided perspectives can be blamed on a lack of data, wrong data or the inability to understand relevance. Even in hindsight, some leaders fail to see what went … [Read more...] about Lead Better by Seeing More
Are you a problem-solving leader? Many employees long for leaders who can solve workplace problems—from flawed systems and procedures to inconsistent policies and managers. They want their leaders to see through the trees and attack forest-sized issues, with the discernment and authority to fix … [Read more...] about The Problem with Problem-Solving Leaders
Companies face myriad threats: a volatile economy, politics, cost overruns, competition and disruptive technology, among others. But there’s a particular internal threat that can dwarf them: fear at the leadership level. Fearful leaders often cannot deal with difficult issues or conversations, so … [Read more...] about Overcoming Leadership Fears
Negativity and discord have reached historic levels in our culture. Most aspects of our lives are widely affected by worsening attitudes, constant complaints and pessimistic mindsets. Like a virus, they spread easily, even when unwarranted. It impacts families, communities, institutions and … [Read more...] about Leading Powerfully Through Positivity
People seek relief when confronted with obnoxious or ego-driven leaders. They long for a manager who’s quiet, thoughtful, reserved and capable of creating a peaceful culture. This scenario seems wonderful, on the surface: a break from ongoing torture. But behind their deceptive façade, quiet … [Read more...] about Quiet Leaders, Chaotic Consequences
How high is employee engagement in your organization?
Surveys and studies indicate global job dissatisfaction is at a two-decade high. Disengaged employees account for nearly 70 percent of the workforce, which significantly affects the bottom line, according to data from Towers Watson. They cause … [Read more...] about Employee Engagement:
Your Secret Weapon
The rigors of today’s competitive business climate push even the most seasoned leaders to their limits. No organization is immune to setbacks. Many top business leaders agree that life is a constant string of adversities—the new normal. Some, however, are ill-suited for it and pay a dear … [Read more...] about The Power of Perseverance
As a leader, you have lots of things in motion, and your people have more than ever on their plates. Managing your team is enough of a challenge when dealing with the big picture. But numerous details also need specific attention. You’re aware that many of them pertain to certain individuals, and … [Read more...] about Conquering the Fear of One-on-One Meetings
Are you a manager, or a leader? Is there a distinction, or are the terms one and the same? Why does it matter? Employees’ impressions of their administrators can spark or sink both parties’ careers. It’s therefore important to recognize the conspicuous and more nuanced differences and similarities … [Read more...] about Are You a Manager, or a Leader?