Are You Giving Effective Feedback? (2/15/2018) Posted in: Communication, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Influence, Leadership, Teambuilding - Because managers and executives struggle with the process, feedback has developed a negative reputation. Feedback doesn’t equal criticism. Feedback is providing someone with observations that influence their performance. Since influence is your number-one job as a leader, it stands to reason that giving feedback is an important part of your role. People want to know how they’re doing, and they want to hear […]
How to Lead your Team Through Change (2/12/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Communication, Executive Leadership, Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Structure, Teambuilding - In today’s business world, not only is change the norm, but the speed of change continues to accelerate. Dealing with change and leading others through it can be challenging. No matter what business you’re in, your ability to lead your organization through change can make or break your success. Changes come in a variety of ways for a variety of reasons. The […]
Executive Leaders Connect with Others (9/18/2017) Posted in: Authenticity, Business Performance, Communication, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Listening, Teambuilding - The Wall Street Journal reported that the executives identified as “high achievers” cared about both people and profits. Average achievers focused on production, and low achievers were most concerned about themselves. Building relationships with people can also build success. Plus, having real relationships makes going to work every day far more enjoyable. You don’t have […]
Why Executive Leaders Set Clear Objectives (9/14/2017) Posted in: Accountability, Awareness, Communication, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Recognition, Teambuilding, Vision - Clarity is an important factor to the success of a leader, a team and an organization. If people aren’t clear about their role and what they’re supposed to be doing every day, they will swirl and become less and less effective. To progress toward your vision, you need a clear roadmap and that includes objectives. […]
Set Clear Expectations for Best Results (8/30/2017) Posted in: Accountability, Authenticity, Awareness, Business Performance, Communication, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Recognition, Teambuilding, Vision - While clear communication is important in everything you do as a leader, one aspect that deserves special attention is setting expectations. It’s an area many executives take for granted when they assume people understand what’s expected or when they think they don’t need to explicitly communicate expectations. Your role as a leader is to set […]
Winning Hearts and Minds (8/18/2017) Posted in: Accountability, Authenticity, Communication, Leadership, Learning, Listening, Teambuilding, Vision - You may have heard the expression great leaders win the hearts and minds of their people. Keep in mind that hearts always come first.