Charisma is usually thought of as presence, charm, and/or having a personality that inspires others. It has always seemed to me that when someone is inspired – themselves – by something and then shares that in a sincere, authentic way that they appear to be “charismatic” and inspirational. My advice has always been “If you want to inspire others, first be inspired … [Read more...] about Learning Charisma?
Can you count the number of times that someone gave you feedback that was not helpful? I know, you can’t count that high. Guess what, maybe people you have managed feel the same way. A recent article in Harvard Business Review* provides us with some interesting perspectives on providing feedback: Understanding Excellence. The authors suggest that many of us make the … [Read more...] about Better Ways to Provide Feedback
Developing teamwork for intact work groups is challenging enough. But how about when a special group or task force is assembled and time is short? How can a group quickly create effective team dynamics for a short term project? Amy Edmondson, in her Harvard Business Review article (2012) “Teamwork on the Fly,” calls this “teaming.” And while many aspects of “teaming” are … [Read more...] about Master the Art of “Teaming”
Today’s most effective leaders are changing their communication style compared to what worked in prior years. The old model of top-down, formal communication – based on a command and control mentality – is being replaced by a “conversational” style that is more personal. Research reported in Harvard Business Review* explains that this new style has four main … [Read more...] about Leadership is a Conversation*
by Gerald Suarez, Ph.D. They say there is no “neutral” in life. You either go forward or you go back, but you never stay where you are now. I learned this from my former boss at the White House. Our days were always dynamic, and political pressures continually pushed us outside of our comfort zones. Unpredictable events surfaced everyday and we found ourselves learning, … [Read more...] about Complacency: Not A Thought, An Attitude