Most people believe that great leaders can be broken down into a recipe list of competencies and skills. That is just a lie we tell ourselves, because the truth is too complex. The truth is that great leaders are unique, and there is no recipe for great leadership.
What is Strengths Based Leadership? It is the way to tap into every leaders unique strengths and ways they can contribute to their team’s / organization’s success.
These are the best leadership books of 2020 (so far...). These books are a great read, and will provide you simple takeaways that you can apply immediately.
These are the best leadership books of 2019. These books are a great read, and will provide you simple takeaways that you can apply immediately.
Problem = 30% of of employees don't trust their employer, and 50% say their leaders lack empathy. Solution = 3 ways to build professional relationships.
65% of employees say they need more feedback in their jobs, and 39% feel they are unappreciated at work. So what can you do about it? Start by giving some Fierce Feedback.
How to ensure the best ideas win: Do you like meetings? I mean, honestly… do you? At one time, I often felt that meetings were the bane of my existence. We would spend an hour talking in circles, and walk out in more disagreement then when we walked in. And in the rare instances I... Continue Reading →
We all know them, we’ve all worked with them, and they are a part of every job. They are the colleagues who are really challenging to work with. Just being miserable while you wait for them to quit or be fired is not an option. Take ownership for trying to make you relationship better. Because if you don’t do it, no one will do it for you.
3 Conversations: The first time I led I team I made a lot of mistakes. I didn’t prioritize my team. I felt like by delegating power to them, and giving them space I was empowering them. The truth was I was ignoring them. The problem wasn’t the daily tasks, because they were fine with my... Continue Reading →
4 LIES That Leaders Tell Themselves Managing people is tough. I should know. Not only have I been building leadership development programs for over a decade, I myself have gone through my own management difficulties. And for the first 3 years of being a people manager, I really failed at it. If I am honest... Continue Reading →
Chances are that either you or some of your colleagues are working for a psychopath. And I don’t mean it in the name calling way. I mean in a diagnosable way. Don’t believe me, consider the following studies: A study of supply chain managers in different companies indicated between 3% and 21% of them were... Continue Reading →
Training is not the answer: I’ve spent over a decade working with leaders on how to develop their people. 99% of the time their best idea is to put the employee in a training course. Even HR partners pivot straight to training as the main source of people development. What’s infuriating is that the majority... Continue Reading →