Instead of extensive surveys, why not just ask your customers direct questions that could provide you with critical input? Though we often find their answers hard to hear, what our customers tell us about our shortcomings can mean the difference in staying in business or not.
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.
The results of a poll by the Gallup organization indicates that only 10% of managers have what it takes to be “a great manager.” Learn what talents are needed to be a “great manager.”
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.
If some of the best-of-the-best leaders don’t consistently walk their own talk, in all likelihood most other ‘mere’ managers and leaders don’t either. Do you? This article will help you assess how well you walk your talk.
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.
How do you identify high-potential new leaders? For years, hard skills were viewed as the most important characteristics of high-potential leaders. However, the soft skills (people or interpersonal skills) are key for the next generation of leaders.
As a fire captain rolling up on-scene I would always announce over the radio for all levels of leadership to hear: “On-scene and in command.” Whatever your task, profession, or position: use these five steps to think and to act as though you are on-scene and in command.
The time is right for a more heroic style of leadership. Changing times lend themselves to the rise of gladiators. Instead of seeing today’s challenges and competition as a negative, executives should view it as an opportunity in disguise—a chance to position your organization for change, innovation capturing the forward momentum needed today.
Agile leaders realize “we do not know what we do not know.” They try to be more flexible and encourage greater staff participation to ensure things are not missed. This articles outlines some steps you can take to become an more agile leader.