20 Questions for Individuals and Organizations
Are any types of negative behavior being rewarded and perhaps even honored? Is it common for agreement to be rushed when it should be delayed? How much does top leadership know about how the organization really operates at the lower levels? Do the primary goals still make sense? Can the strategic plan be easily described in a paragraph or two? How many top-notch performers have left in the past year? What was done to keep them? Are there any ongoing turf wars between departments? Have any…
The one leadership hack we've all been looking for is free
Becoming a better listener requires deliberate practice and tactics. Luckily, we can learn how. Here are 8 steps to take.
Empower, Rather Than Delegate - Lead Change
Great leaders empower others to success by setting the GPS for the business and then rallying the team members to follow.
This Is What to Do Instead of Having an Open Door - Liz Kislik
During a conversation I had recently with Jason Dykstra of the Thriving Leaders podcast about the value of conflict, he asked me about the practicality of using an open-door policy as a tool for encouraging employee participation. I told him I encourage executives not to use the term; “open-door policy” is something lots of leaders […]
A Two-Part Team Exercise that Shifts Focus and Elevates Performance
Lousy leaders focus on what’s wrong with you. 4 lousy-leader-behaviors: #1. Lousy leaders obsess over people’s flaws and weaknesses. #2. Lousy leaders complain about the wrong people. Under-performing leaders complain about others. But nothing changes until you focus on your performance first. What can you do to help bring out the best in others? Leaders…
4 Practices Guaranteed to Energize Tired Teams
We begin new jobs with enthusiasm. But repetition leads to boredom. Lousy bosses make work miserable. Constant pressure causes burnout. Successful leaders energize teams. 4 ways to energize tired t…
10 Ways to Help Reluctant People Make Commitments
Leaders spend too much time trying to get performance from people who aren’t committed. The worst thing you can do is explain why it-will-work to people who aren’t committed to make-it-work. …
For Success, Cultivate a Communication Style that Shows You Care - Management Excellence by Art Petty
Our daily work lives are filled with challenging conversations and soft negotiations. For success, cultivate a communication style that shows you care.
How to Figure Out Where You Should Focus – thoughtLEADERS, LLC: Leadership Training for the Real World
True business leaders stay focused. This is crystal clear. But how can you make sure you are focusing on the most promising business opportunities that can lead your company to success? Today’s pos…
15 Questions that Invent the Future
Progress is the answer to a question. If you feel stuck, you have aspiration without progress. But the right question re-ignites forward movement. If you want to invent the future, you must first a…