Effective Leaders Foster Open Communication (11/26/2018) Posted in: Communication, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Listening, Teambuilding - As a leader, you want your team to follow you. To follow you, they need to trust you. To trust you, they need to believe what you say, and they want to know you care. It’s even better when you trust them too. Part of developing that trust, respect, and rapport you need to lead is open communication. It doesn’t just […]
Executive Leaders Encourage Dialogue (3/29/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Communication, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Learning, Listening, Organizational Structure, Teambuilding - Often, great ideas come from healthy debate. When team members exchange ideas and opinions, new ideas can emerge. Working collaboratively always produces better results than working competitively. When people compete within an organization, they don’t support each other toward the shared vision. This creates a culture of self-interest, rather than organizational interest. Competition is healthy for competitors, not for team members. Imagine […]
Why You Need to Check for Understanding (3/12/2018) Posted in: Awareness, Communication, Employee Development, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Learning, Listening - It happens all the time: we think we’re being understood, but we’re not. And we have no idea. We often don’t bother to check to make sure people understand us, even when it’s critical. It doesn’t help that most people don’t want to admit they don’t get it, especially to the leader. You may get a nod or even an […]
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 […]
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.