There’s really no sense in settling on good. After all, if you haven’t heard that good is the enemy of great.
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‘Not Again!’ 5 Ways to Help Your Team Thrive In Change
Tired of change? Probably. Able to stop change? Not likely. So here are five ways to help employees handle and thrive in change.
Empathetic Leadership: Why The Time Has Passed – and 3 Ways To Lead Better Now
Empathetic leadership. Often heralded. Less often successful. Now, after years of hearing that empathy is a leader’s best tool, it’s probably not the most practical tool.
Sick of Whining Employees? 6 Ways to Handle the Latest Workplace Gripes
Just shut up! That’s what you want to say to whining employees. But you can’t. And you don’t have to!
Bad News Everywhere: How to Help Your Team When the Worst Happens
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.
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.
13 Things Bad Bosses Do That Great Managers Never Would
Be honest, how many managers at your company are great? I mean really great at their jobs?
Go ahead and count yourself as one of them.
Is your list long or short?
If you’re 100% honest, it’s probably short. According to a Gallup report, “only 10% of working people possess the talent to be a great manager.”
Now make a list of managers who aren’t so good at their jobs.
You know the people I’m talking about. They yell a lot and strut around the office like they’re the best thing since sliced bread.
But there are a lot of other things that set bad managers apart from great ones. Here’s a list of 13 to get you started:
Things Out of Sorts? Getting Team Chemistry Back in Balance
Chemistry, synergy, in-synch, call it what you will: The most critical ingredient every team needs to consistently turn out good results is balance.
So how can you tell if your team is out of sorts?
Teamwork balance is hard to define, but once you lose it, you’ll know. When a team is out of balance, it affects everyone’s performance levels, even when they’re working on their own.
Team imbalance can sneak up on even the most careful and observant managers. To work well together, team members need to recognize each other’s strengths and weaknesses and must trust each other to do his or her job and do it well.
It’s up to managers to pay attention to how employees adapt and work with others on the team, especially if you’ve had an influx of new hires or changes among your veterans.
Leaders vs. Managers: 17 Traits That Set Them Apart [Infographic]
Let’s set the record straight.
Everyone who is a great leader isn’t necessarily a great manager. And great managers aren’t necessarily great leaders.
So when it comes to the Leaders vs. Managers debate, where do you land?
Here’s a list of 17 traits that separate leadership and management. Go down the list and check off which ones match you. Most of us have some qualities of each. For example, do you have 10 Leader traits and 7 Manager traits? Or the reverse? Are you happy with the answer?
9 Inspiring Leadership Videos (Kids Are The Stars In No. 8)
There are a gazillion videos about leadership on YouTube, from Amway to Churchill to TED Talks, and beyond.
But if you just want to breeze through some insightful, fun and focused videos, these nine will do the trick.
Each of these brief (most of them are under 3 minutes) leadership videos succeeds at capturing an essence of leadership at its simplest, yet most profound.
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