6 Signs You’re Creating a Toxic Culture with Your Leadership
Toxicity is a topic that keeps coming up in business and society at large. In a previous article, I wrote about how leaders can deal with toxic personalities effectively. As it turns out, the real issue is not the person, but the person's behaviour. I believe that leaders can manage toxicity successfully by approaching the topic with awareness and compassion, and by connecting with those who may be expressing toxic behaviours on a human level.
Your Career Development Story — No One Can Write it But You
Everyone loves a great story.
Human beings are wired to consider their experiences as narratives, which is why the best films, books, plays and TV shows are so powerful and leave us feeling upbeat and sometimes euphoric. How many times have you heard the phrase, "the story of my life," for example, or heard someone talk about who they would cast in the movie version of their life? Your life is like a story, and within the larger story are smaller tales, and you are the author of them all.
How to Handle Leadership Transitions Gracefully
Leadership transition—it’s just a simple two-word combination, but it is not an easy change to implement successfully.
Gone are the days when stability and lifelong commitment characterized organizations and their leadership. In the modern world, organizations and their leaders must remain fluid and continuously ready to adapt to change. Information travels faster than ever before, and expectations of productivity are sky high, and people are more willing to improve their lives, careers and titles.
Boundary Setting for New Leaders — Know How to Say No!
One of the most challenging aspects of rising to a new leadership position is figuring out what you should focus on and when to say "no" to allow you to concentrate on your key objectives and priorities. You may have become accustomed to saying “yes” to requests and tasks that elevated you into the leadership position in the first place. This may be a result of your "get things done" attitude, one that has served you well and enabled you to climb the corporate ladder to this point. But now the scale has tipped, and you have become the person that needs to deliver results through others—a leader.