Many things may be on your list to help you become a more effective leader; for example: Improve Public Speaking Practice Giving Effective Feedback Learn more about AI Get an MBA Become More Visionary Challenge the Process These aren’t bad things to work on, but maybe you need to call a timeout and look at something even more fundamental. How much do … [Read more...] about Building Trust
You had a great plan, but it didn’t work. What happened? All too often it is because somewhere along the line, someone failed to do what they promised and no one called them on it. They were not held accountable. Lack of accountability is a huge problem in organizations. In fact, Patrick Lencioni names this as one of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team in his great book … [Read more...] about Mastering Accountability
We are overloaded by too much information! And the amount of data available to us seems to be growing exponentially. It is easier than ever today to fall into the trap of Analysis Paralysis – reviewing more and more information, while delaying a decision. Here are some tips to break out of it: *How Important is the Decision? Do you need the ideal solution or is good … [Read more...] about Break Out of Analysis Paralysis!
One of the most important responsibilities of a manager is to give your team “growth assignments.” A “growth assignment” is typically thought of as an opportunity for someone to take on a project or responsibility that they have not done before. They need to learn new information and possibly develop new skills along the way. One of the most difficult challenges for a … [Read more...] about Improving Your Team’s Performance
If you work long enough, you will have to deal with a difficult boss at some point. Some people say “Wait them out until they get promoted or fired,” but that strategy does not always work. Here is a summary of some good ideas based on a blog by MaryAnn Kerr. I don’t need these now, but I will remember them for the future! 1. Don’t Take it Personally! A difficult boss … [Read more...] about Dealing with Your Difficult Boss