As issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are becoming more important in our workplaces, many of us realize that we need to work even harder to become more effective, inclusive leaders. Research recently reported in Harvard Business Review states that inclusive leaders share a cluster of six traits: 1. Visible Commitment. Demonstrate authentic commitment to … [Read more...] about Develop Your Inclusive Leadership
It has been just more than a year since the pandemic changed our lives. Many people are exhausted – including, of course, leaders. So, what do we do about it? First, just like the oxygen mask on the airplane – make sure you are taking care of yourself. You have probably been working too many hours. You need to start cutting back now. It is bad for you and terrible … [Read more...] about Leading While Exhausted
Our new cohort of Executive MBAs at Smith Maryland are about to start the Executive Coaching part of our program and I am sending them this recent article* from Harvard Business Review to help them make sure they are in the right frame of mind to start the process. But, all of us need to be open to “coaching” whether we have a formal executive coach or not. Our bosses, our … [Read more...] about Are You Coachable?
The author of a recent article in Harvard Business Review suggests that we are in the midst of an “ethical revolution” in which leaders and organizations are held more accountable for their behavior. We can all be part of this “revolution” by using some of these ideas to help make integrity more than a written code of ethics. *Leadership, Leadership, Leadership. Nothing … [Read more...] about Valuing Integrity
If you read the headline and thought “I need to share this with a friend who I think needs to challenge their echo chamber,” then guess what – this article is actually for YOU! And for ME. For all of us. And this is not just about politics. It happens to all of us in our organizations. We all know what the customers/clients/donors want. We all know what the … [Read more...] about Challenge Your Echo Chamber