Few bosses walk up to their employees and criticize them in public. But tons of employees feel criticism instead of coaching – which ends up having a dramatic impact on their engagement level. This can be fixed. Employees want coaching, here’s how to give it to them.
Thinking about the culture you’re creating, after you’ve created it, is a bit late in the process. To create a culture where teams thrive, where high performers like working, there are at least four things you have to get right. You can’t have high performing teams without big challenges In their book, The Wisdom of …
Employee innovation isn’t simply a by-product of a great innovation program or company culture. It’s also the removal or reduction of one key key dynamic.
One of the first challenges a new manager faces is the new relationship they have with the employees that report to them. Should they befriend them? Hang out with them outside of work? Connect on social media accounts like Facebook? All of which can be summarized by the simple question: can you be friends with your employees?
Earning the respect from the teams you lead is critical to the success of any leader. Unfortunately, too many people assume that the title or role will grant them the trust and respect they need to succeed. Here are four ways leaders earn the respect they need.
When I was a kid my definition of a leader was that they were the boss, the one who told everyone what to do. As I got older I realized that there were many different kinds of leaders. But the ones I appreciated the most in my life were never fully in charge. They weren’t …
Every team and organization develops their own optimization strategies for staffing, assignments and utilization. The trick is not to fall in love with it.
Leaders create new opportunities and roles that make the most of a person’s talents, rather than trying to fit people into pre-existing roles.
You know how we all have those words that make us look up? Phrases where you know, in your head, what they meant, but it still makes you want to correct them? For me, the phrase pops up when talking about recruiting. I hear it all the time, “I’m trying to hire a product marketer …
Leaders are responsible for managing execution and performance. In fact, they’re responsible for a lot of things. But the one we don’t talk about as much is the need to make people feel important.