One thing that the pandemic has taught us is that we really can be productive in a virtual work environment. But now that many of us are going back to the office – at least some of the time – when do we really need to meet in person? A recent article in Harvard Business Review suggests some questions to help figure out if we need to meet and – if so – in person or … [Read more...] about When To Meet in Person?
In the country western song, “Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow to Be Cowboys,” there is this line about the cowboy: “He ain’t wrong, he’s just different.” I try to keep this in mind as I work with people with different personality styles. Earlier in my career, people with different personalities used to drive me a bit crazy. Since then I have taken various leadership … [Read more...] about He Ain’t Wrong, He’s Just Different
If you are like many organizations, then very soon you and your team are coming back to the office more frequently. This is happening at the University of Maryland and – even though our team has been together for a few years – I feel like we could use a “reboot.” A recent Harvard Business Review article on “Re-Onboarding” provides some interesting ideas about this. Here … [Read more...] about Plan a Re-Onboard Retreat
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