Our reader poll today asks: How willing are you to take a risk and let team members make decisions? Very: I always let them make decisions irrespective of risk: 12.3% Mostly: I let them make decisions within reasonable limits: 83.6% Not very: I withhold most decision making authority for myself: 3.1% Not at all: I need […]
Loyalty can be a leadership trap that leads to failure unless we are very deliberate about how we define and apply it, and then it can empower the team. Today’s post is by Paul Sean Hill, author of Leadership from the Mission Control Room to the Boardroom (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Loyalty is […]
Manipulative people are challenging and terrifying to deal with. They prey on fear, insecurity, and uncertainty to get what they want. Deception isn’t out of bounds for them. Dealing with them requires you to change the game. We’ve all encountered or dealt with a manipulative person at some point in our career. These people induce […]
Our reader poll today asks: When you’re not interested in a vendor’s product or service, how do you handle it? I tell them I’m not interested quickly and directly: 74.0% I continue conversations until they realize there’s not a fit: 4.1% I ignore their calls and emails and hope they disappear: 21.9% Exercise common courtesy. While […]
We’d all love to lead a high-performing team. The good news is there are several deliberate steps you can take to bring in the right people, strengthen the bonds between them, and build trust among them. If you can do all that, you’re well on your way to having a high-performing team. You think you’re […]
When the lines between personal and professional get blurred or people use language that makes others uncomfortable, workplace morale and performance suffer. Fortunately there are some simple phrases you can use to deal with those situations. Today’s post is by Cornelia Gamlem and Barbara Mitchell, authors of The Conflict Resolution Phrase Book (CLICK HERE to […]
Our reader poll today asks: How well do you remember to treat your team members like the individuals they are? Very – I treat everyone like an individual.: 70.1% Mostly – sometimes I forget to treat them as individuals.: 27.9% Not very – I often treat them like cogs in a machine.: 0.8%% Not at all […]
Simplicity can drive outstanding results. Providing your organization simple guidance and a clear desired outcome enables your people to spend more time executing instead of wasting time on unnecessary activities. Today’s post is by Gary Morton, author of Commanding Excellence (CLICK HERE to get your copy). The principle of Occam’s Razor has influenced many of […]
Cross-functional team environments are challenging because people bring a “function first” mindset to the team. If you can get them to shift their thinking slightly, you can unlock the performance these teams are capable of. Craig Ross is co-author of the new book, Do Big Things (CLICK HERE to get your copy). It was painful […]
Our reader poll today asks: How prevalent are communication silos in your organization? They’re everywhere. Everyone operates in a silo: 56.7% We have a few big silos but not an excessive number: 26.7% We don’t have many silos: 10.7% We don’t have silos and communicate very well: 2.3% I’m a farmer. I’m supposed to have […]
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