Our reader poll today asks: How likely are you to lead a revolution when you see change that needs to happen? Extremely: I’m the first one to call for big change: 18.4% Very: I often take up new causes: 39.6% Kind of: I’ll lead change but only if I’m really passionate about it: 39.0% Not very: […]
The ability to receive feedback, even when it’s critical, and bounce back from adversity are just two of many characteristics that make for a great leader. How many of these traits do you possess? Today’s post is by Tim Cole, author of The Compass Solution (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Here’s an interesting litmus […]
Building the culture you want is a matter of modeling the right behaviors, investing in your people, training your team, and communicating the culture effectively. Today’s post is by Soyini Coke, Managing Principal at Annona Enterprises. In over 130 interviews with high-performing CEOs, across a wide variety of industries, culture was almost universally cited as […]
Our reader poll today asks: Would you rather lead as a big fish in a little pond or a little fish in a big pond? I like leading as the big fish in a little pond: 48.7% I like leading as a little fish in a big pond: 51.3% Different ways to swim. It seems folks […]
Our reader poll today asks: When you take on a new role, how effective are you at quickly establishing trust with the team? Very: I can build trust quickly: 58.8% Somewhat: it takes me a little while to build trust: 37.6% Not very: I struggle to build trust with the team: 2.8% Not at all: I […]
Conflict is an ever-present part of life. The more comfortable you are with dealing with it, the more effectively you can resolve it. Conflict resolution requires you to know the three R’s – recognize conflict, respond to conflict, and resolve the conflict. Today’s post is by Jon Wortmann, thoughtLEADERS principal and author of Hijacked by […]
When your organization faces a crisis, your initial reaction and subsequent follow-through set a tone that determines your success in navigating the challenge. That tone will also dictate your legacy after the crisis passes. Today’s post is by Constance Dierickx, author of High-Stakes Leadership (CLICK HERE to get your copy). One of the biggest cyber […]
Our reader poll today asks: How well are your people’s incentives aligned with your organization’s strategy? Very well: there’s a clear link between strategy and incentives: 14.0% Well: incentives are generally linked to strategy: 30.5% Not well: it’s unclear how strategy is tied to incentives: 37.8% Not at all: our incentives have nothing to do with […]
Leadership includes encouraging different perspectives, getting everyone marching to the same beat, and measuring success by asking big picture questions. Today’s post is by Karyn Schoenbart, CEO of the NPD Group and author of MOM.B.A. (CLICK HERE to get your copy). As a leader, my responsibility is to inspire people to believe in our company’s […]
A case study in structured problem solving: How we cut $3MM in overtime costs at a hospital by applying structured problem solving. One of the most rewarding engagements I’ve had as a management consultant was with a hospital that had been under severe budget pressure for years due to excessive overtime costs. I’d never worked […]
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