Your Reputation may be one of the most important assets you have as a Leader. How’s yours? Leadership coach and author, Ron Carucci, suggests that we each need to pay special attention to one particular aspect of our reputation – our trustworthiness. He suggests four key practices to build trustworthiness between ourselves and others: 1. Be Who You Say You Are. … [Read more...] about How is Your Reputation?
Have you ever worked for someone you didn’t trust? Maybe it was hard to put your finger on why, so you just chalked it up to mismatch of personalities. Or maybe you’re leading a team that doesn’t seem to trust you! What’s behind that? A forthcoming book by Sandra Sucher and Shalene Gupta can help you diagnose the reasons behind not trusting – or not being trusted – and … [Read more...] about Earning Your Team’s Trust
How open minded are you, really? This is a question I have been asking myself since reading an interview with Adam Grant about his newest book, Think Again. In his interview with Inc. magazine, Grant explains that most of us spend our time in one of three different mind-sets: *Preacher Mode: Persuading others to your point of view. *Prosecutor Mode: Trying to prove … [Read more...] about Leading with an Open Mind
Building a more resilient team has never been more important. Recent research reported by Harvard Business Review gives us some insights on how to do that more effectively. What does a “resilient team” look like, anyway? Here are the four characteristics from the research: *Candor: They have open, honest dialogue and feedback with one another. They can speak the … [Read more...] about Build a More Resilient Team
If you don’t think that the term “self-care” belongs in the same sentence as “serious people,” then this blog is definitely for you. You’re serious. You have important things to do. The only reason you even take time to read this blog – occasionally – is that you get tips for how to get more work done faster. Well guess what – this blog about self-care is actually about … [Read more...] about Self-Care for Serious People