A common complaint I hear from my executive clients is, “My employees drop balls!” Part of the problem is that employees don’t realize they are dropping balls. This article includes a seven point checklist to help you diagnose the root cause of dropped balls.
Author Archive | Marlene Chism
Curiosity is more than a mindset. Curiosity is a tool that can be cultivated to help you engage your team, address performance problems, gain understanding, and resolve conflict.
This article offers sixteen ways to elevate your leadership, with the emphasis on who you need to “BE” in order to achieve these simple but often neglected “to-dos.”
According to Gallup, the number-one reason employees leave is because of their dysfunctional relationship with direct supervisors. It’s poor communication skills, ineffective coaching, and the lack of critical skills.
One of the core reasons for workplace drama and dysfunction is the inability to have honest dialogues with others–the inability to speak your truth. If the truth would have been spoken five years ago, there wouldn’t be such a blow up in the first place.
Doesn’t it make sense strategically to build a personal brand as one who is more aware, more capable, more articulate, and more strategic? Becoming a strategic communicator can transform both your personal life and your business.
Right or wrong, people make judgments. As a leader you must understand that the actions you take, the decisions you make, and the language you use work together to help people form an opinion of you.
Culture change always involves at least three things: Beliefs, behaviors, and thought leaders. The beliefs which are invisible, the behaviors which are visible, and a thought leader who has the vision and willingness to initiate the change.
“We’re all adults here!” That statement is always a big red flag that drama is right around the corner. You can’t rely on good behavior, good decision-making, or good ideas just because people are a certain age and are considered to be “adults.”