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
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