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?
One of the toughest things that anyone can do is starting something new or stopping something old. You and your team are about to do both. Leaders need to pay special attention to this important time as we all begin going back to our offices more regularly. Empathy will be key to your success. COVID-19 accelerated people leaving behind things the way they were and … [Read more...] about Empathy is Key for Back-to-Office Success
“Good is the enemy of great” Jim Collins famously wrote in his superb book, Good to Great. Collins points out that it is so easy to settle for “good,” that many people and organizations never become “great.” Collins makes an excellent point, but the relationship between “good” and “great” is actually more complex. Consider the personalities of the Perfectionist and the … [Read more...] about Good and Great
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
Here they come and we better be ready. According to research reported in a recent Harvard Business Review article, here is what our work force wants NOW and moving forward. The research included more than 2,000 knowledge workers at large and mid-sized companies. I don’t know about you, but my reaction to this is “Oh My” (or something like that): 1. Complete Flexibility … [Read more...] about Prepping For Our Future Work Force