Art Petty | The Management Excellence & Leadership Caffeine Blog
Art Petty helps executives and firms develop the emerging leaders critical for their future in this era of change and uncertainty. Art has written multiple books, including Leadership Caffeine—Ideas to Energize Your Professional Development, Practical Lessons in Leadership—A Guidebook for Aspiring and Experienced Leaders, and Leadership Caffeine for Project Managers.
It's a fact of life as managers and leaders that we must generate results or we lose the opportunity to lead. While some environments are transactional, where the pressure for results at all costs breeds short-term behaviors, you always have the option to choose "How" you will lead. Here are nine ideas you can apply on the run to strengthen your team and promote great performance:
Finding a new job and finding a new career are two very different activities. For the former, it often pays to be opportunistic. However, for career reinventors, waiting or hoping for someone else to show up with your idea for your next professional move is mostly an exercise in futility. Career reinvention is a full contact, immersive, and deliberate activity.
Anyone who has invested time in renovating an older home understands surprises and conundrums emerge every time a wall or ceiling is breached. There are parallels in the world of management where the twists and turns of the marketplace demand change. Great tradespeople and great managers find a way through wicked problems using creativity and critical thinking. Here are seven lessons I was reminded of during a recent renovation project.
One of the key success factors for leaders and for all of us is hiding in plain sight ready for all of us to use. Here are seven key ingredients essential for ensuring respect is present in every encounter.
Succeeding as a manager of managers is another career adventure steeped in ambiguity and shrouded in uncertainty. This article offers ideas to help you successfully navigate your new job as a manager of managers.
The biggest challenge faced by many individuals who desperately believe they need to do something different with their careers is moving from recognition to action. Here are some ideas to help you start moving.
While there may be a variety of x-factors that contribute to the most successful teams (observation isn't causation), how they communicate and ultimately collaborate is at least part of the equation for success.
Not all micromanagers are created equal. Some are a lot more vexing than others. If you’re unfortunate enough to fall under their purview for a while, instead of letting the frustration get to you, it pays to develop coping and navigation skills. Here are some ideas to help you finesse a difficult situation:
For some individuals navigating the mid-career blahs involves taking on added job responsibilities or even changing positions within their firms. Others seek out new experiences by shifting firms or possibly taking on like-kind roles in new industries.While there’s work involved in all of those cases, the degree of difficulty is relatively low for job changers compared to the challenges faced by those I reference as career reinventors. For this latter group, the process of determining what to do is the first big challenge.