Stop Doing it All and Start Delegating!
In a previous post, I discussed the challenges leaders face in the decision-making process. I suggested that delegating more effectively is one of the ways in which leaders can ease their cognitive loads and operate more efficiently when making decisions. Delegating, however, can be a tricky minefield to navigate in its own right. And it's not just the control freaks who struggle with delegating; we can all benefit and use improvement by acquiring some new approaches in this area.
Leadership Disasters Are Opportunities for Positive Change
It’s easy to look at the world these days and register a leadership landscape that seems distorted, and some would even say, broken. Everywhere you look, it seems, another leadership crisis is taking place. It’s happening in government, entertainment and in virtually every industry around the globe, big and small. If you’re tuned in and read or watch the news, you will see a new story about leadership disasters on a daily basis.
Are You a Decisive Leader?
Leaders can have many different titles, but the way I see it, they are really the CDMs — Chief Decision Makers within their organizations. Unfortunately, not all leaders excel at making decisions just because they have been put in a position to do so. In fact, many leaders struggle with decisiveness.
What Are You Saying with Your Body Language?
I am confident that most of you have worked on honing your verbal and written communication skills extensively throughout your leadership journey. What I want you to consider is how much time you have spent considering the impact your body language has on your performance and outcomes.
5 Mistakes Leaders Make When Giving Feedback
(And How to Avoid Making Them)
Providing constructive feedback might not be on the list of your favorite things to do as a leader but it’s an essential aspect to leadership and your employees development. Developing a culture that promotes the giving and receiving of feedback starts with you as the leader. Imagine an organization where everyone felt safe to offer positive and constructive feedback. Conversations would be more worthwhile and the level of trust would grow, allowing for everyone to engage in the supporting of one another not only as colleagues, but as human beings.
Employee Engagement Trends for 2018
The success of your organization depends on your ability as a leader to develop, maintain, and nurture the relationships you have with your people. But you can’t have positive relationships with your team if they are stuck in a place of being unproductive, uninspired, and unengaged.
Why Soft Skills Matter: Become an In-House Coach for Your Organization
Thanks to the continued prominence of technology, data, and the internet in our lives, the workplace has transformed considerably over the last decade or so. And the ways companies hire, train, and develop their employees for leadership positions has changed significantly as a result. I have embraced the technology and am thankful for all the advancements we have made along the way. But beyond technology, perhaps at times we have lost sight of what is truly important to create an innovative, successful, and engaging workplace culture.
Holiday Wishes and My Thought of Inspiration for 2018
As the New Year is fast approaching and we are preparing for the birth of another year, I wanted to wish you all and your families a wonderful holiday season and all the best in 2018.
It is at this point in the year where most of us start thinking about making a New Year’s resolution to improve some aspect of our life, whether that be personal, business or both. I want to lose weight; I want to spend more time with my family, I want that big promotion, etc.