The worst has happened, and you have to tell your team. And once you deliver bad news you have to help employees deal with it. t’s one of the most difficult situations leaders face. But it’s also your greatest opportunity to become a legendary, empathetic leader.
4 Ways to Bring Out the Best Leader in You
Could you lead like a world leader – even though you’re at the helm of a good team at a mid-size company in a small community? Yes – and never doubt you have the ability to bring out the best leader in you, no matter where you are in your career! After all, Zelenskyy did it. Ardern did it. Marin and Biden did it. They’re business and political leaders who got to the top of their game from humble beginnings
How to Make Better Decisions at Work (and Avoid the Regret!)
Don’t you hate the regret that sinks in after you made a poor decision? It’s the exact reason leaders want to make better decisions at work. But even intelligent, well-informed leaders make bad decisions. And we certainly can’t fault anyone for that, considering people make tens of thousands of decisions each day.
The Problem with Teams Today (and How to Fix It)
Who doesn’t love to lead – or be on – a winning team? Everyone does. Winning makes all the teamwork worth the effort. But there’s a problem with teams. They don’t work as well as they used to. And quite honestly, the bar was low before the biggest disruption ever – a pandemic.
11 Buzzwords To Retire In 2018 – And Be A Better Manager For It
Forget cleaning out your closets or cleaning up your diet.
Make 2018 the year you clean up your communication.
Ditch the clichés and buzzwords. Put meaning and credibility back into what you say – and what you write. You’re sure to get better results if you do.
Here are 11 all-too-popular workplace words and phrases that have seen their day come and go – and why you really do want to make a point of putting them to rest this year.
Could You Do Your Employees’ Jobs? Here’s Why It’s Critical
You’re great at leading other people, but could you do their jobs?
If not, it’s time to learn.
Before you start thinking, “Yeah, right. I’m busy enough doing my own work. I don’t have time to learn their jobs,” give us a chance.
On the surface, it might not seem important – or even feasible — that the boss knows how to do employees’ work. But new research finds the exact opposite is true.
A manager’s understanding of employees’ work has the biggest impact on their job satisfaction, a study in the Industrial and Labor Relations Review found.
BIG Mistakes Don’t Just Happen: Think United Airlines, The Oscars …
We all make mistakes.
Then there are those times when it’s A REALLY BIG mistake.
You know the kind. When everyone gets together after and tries to figure out, “What in the world just happened?”
Think United Airlines. They say they stuck to the rules when they deplaned a passenger against his will. Fallout? The stock fell sharply the next day. And the turbulence could last for months or even longer.
Big mistakes aren’t just embarrassing. They’re expensive. Just little grammar issues cost companies billions of dollars each year, one study found. Some poor decisions that led to big mistakes have buried companies, leaving people jobless.
Researchers say many big mistakes – such as the embarrassingly public 2017 Academy Awards Best Picture flub – could be avoided or at least minimized if people paid more attention to the factors that lead up to them.
85% Of Employees Say Managers Talk At Them, Don’t Listen
Every good manager knows it’s essential to have genuine, meaningful and productive conversations with employees, right?
But most employees say that’s not working out so well.
In fact, The Right Management Global Career Conversation Study reports that 85% of employees say they do not connect with their bosses at all.
Rather, they say their managers talk at them and fail to listen well because the boss usually is:
- distracted by technology and workload
- not prepared to dig deep, and
- unaware of the positive impact genuine conversations have on people and processes.
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