The Best Leaders Empower Others (9/6/2018) Posted in: Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Influence, Leadership, Recognition, Teambuilding - We become more powerful when we empower others. Great leaders unleash the leader within each person, liberating them to use their own power. Everyone wants to feel like they are contributing to the vision. You can empower others by acknowledging their strengths and potential contributions. First, identify their strengths. Ask people what they think are their strengths and the strengths of the other […]
Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement (6/18/2018) Posted in: Accountability, Awareness, Business Performance, Executive Leadership, Problem Solving, Recognition - Organizations can always improve something. Nothing is ever flawless, no matter how much we wish it could be. If you accept this reality, you can help your team create an environment of continuous improvement. When we accept that flaws exist, we provide the freedom to focus on improvement. When someone makes a mistake, correct it and continue on toward your objectives. Encourage […]
Are You Challenging Assumptions In Your Workplace? (4/18/2018) Posted in: Awareness, Business Performance, Communication, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Learning, Organizational Structure, Problem Solving, Recognition, Teambuilding, Vision - A successful leader once shared that he constantly asks himself one question: “What am I not seeing?” Assumptions are one of the areas that may be a blind spot, and leadership requires us to challenge them repeatedly. What used to work yesterday may no longer apply today, and it’s important for leaders to question and challenge those assumptions. The hardest part about […]
5 Tips to Effectively Reward Performance (4/6/2018) Posted in: Accountability, Business Performance, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Recognition, Teambuilding - Celebrate the behaviors you want to see more often. When you discourage mediocrity and reward performance, you create a high-performing culture. Strong performers need to be recognized as such, and they need to be developed even further. Here are 5 tips to consider when rewarding great performance. 1.When most managers think of rewarding employees, they think about raises, […]
Take Time to Express Your Intentions (10/2/2017) Posted in: Authenticity, Awareness, Communication, Executive Leadership, Influence, Leadership, Learning, Recognition, Vision - In any situation, where there’s a vacuum of information, people will make it up. This is especially true of leaders in organizations. People constantly interpret the motives of everything the leader says and does. So it’s best to express your intention, so no one wastes time trying to figure it out or make it up. […]
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 […]
Authentic Vulnerability Builds Trust (7/31/2017) Posted in: Authenticity, Awareness, Communication, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Recognition, Teambuilding - Showing vulnerability takes courage, but it’s also one of the most powerful ways to connect with people and gain their trust.
Executives Lead Themselves First (7/6/2017) Posted in: Authenticity, Communication, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Recognition - Before we can lead others, we must first be able to lead ourselves. Because if we’re not willing to do the work needed to continually grow and excel, our teams won’t either.