A leader’s ability to motivate and influence employees stems from trust. It can be hard to earn, yet easy to lose. When building trust, do your best to stay consistent, do as you say, build in accountability and …
There is no “one size fits all” approach to feedback. That’s not how people work. We all interpret things differently—through our own filters. Especially when it comes to feedback. In some circumstance it can make or break a relationship and/or career. But when done well, it helps make people better. Thus, making it important to practice.
Leaves are changing colors and Pumpkin Spiced Lattes are back! That can only mean one thing, summer is over and the holiday season is upon us. With that said, it’s imperative to dedicate time and energy in thinking of ways to stay focused and effective.
We have ten questions that leaders can ask themselves as a check to see if they remain "engaged" with their followers. Self-examination leads to self-awareness, and the humility to make stronger commitments to deepening employee relationships.
Cognitive flexibility is particularly affected by sleep deprivation, much more so than most other cognitive processes involved in decision-making. Why is that critical? Because cognitive flexibility is considered a key executive function. Thinking and acting well in a crisis, for instance. So, get more sleep.
Memorial Day Weekend traditionally marks the start of Summer. But Monday is also the day when we pause to remember and honor the sacrifice of our fellow citizens who have given their lives in defense of our nation and its values.
As Abraham Lincoln said in his Gettysburg address, these are our citizens who gave “the last full measure of devotion.” Honor their memory, today and always, in how we
Management “by walking around” topped the business leadership advice list a number of years ago, and still sells books. Credit for the original idea variously is given to an HP manager from the Seventies, or to Abraham Lincoln.
Read a biography of Lincoln and you will see that he indeed did a lot of “walking around” as part of his management style. He visited army camps unannounced. He hung out …
Apples-to-Apples is a popular game in my house, where a person must decide which word submitted by the other players best fits a theme card. The winning entry gets the theme card. Collect enough theme cards and you win the game. Players are allowed to lobby for their submission to win that theme card.
This has a strong echo in corporate decision-making processes. The best decision is not always taken, …