Tag: leadership

How to Turn the Pandemic into Opportunity for Meaningful Progress

Originally posted by Inside Indiana Business on October 29, 2020. As organizations adapt to change brought about by the pandemic, many contemplate how long it will take for our world to return to normal. Normal will be what we make of it. Our former ways of living and working have evolved in many ways to […]

Three Mistakes to Avoid During New Manager Transitions

Bad Transitions Don’t Just Happen Several years ago, I witnessed a management transition. Everyone was excited. The transition was needed and a few steps rushed. A strong sense of optimism developed about the new manager’s potential. It seemed as if the majority of the trusted, senior leaders and managers were convinced that this was the […]

The Critical Need for Sound Leadership

Not All Leaders Are Prepared to Lead If you’ve recently found yourself frustrated and confused by leadership, you’re not alone. Being able to take charge during periods of rapid change and deal effectively with ambiguity are key competencies needed in today’s leaders. We need individuals who are decisive, trustworthy, and capable of creating solutions today […]

Use Innovative Learning to Prepare Your Organization for Change

Maintenance Learning is for Organizations Who Want to Maintain the Status Quo It is not uncommon for organizations to connect learning and development activities to performance evaluations. This practice fails to account for the performance required to successfully navigate change. The practice of maintenance learning addresses growth and learning related to performance gaps and anticipated […]

Using Strategic Communication to Earn Trust

I once worked for an executive who lacked the ability to strategically communicate. I say he lacked the ability, but perhaps saying he lacked the discipline would be more accurate. He chose to communicate in his preferred way all the time, regardless of how effective his communications were within the company. It was frustrating! Ever […]

Leaders, Avoid Inefficiency with Diversity of Opinion

For leaders, having direct reports always tell you “yes” is a problem. You can solve this by creating an environment in which the rewards reinforce honesty and constructive, professional dialogue. To avoid inefficiency, you need to embrace diversity of opinion. I’ve worked with my share of leaders who surrounded themselves with “yes people” over the […]

Managing without Guidance

What Managing Without Guidance Can Cost Us

Management is a Preparedness Issue Hiring, training and attrition cost us a lot – much more than we might think: First, it can cost us our jobs. We may think because we’ve acquired a certain level of experience and education that we’re somewhat insulated from cutbacks or outsourcing but that’s not everyone’s reality. Yes, some […]

Personal Branding for Leaders

Begin Improving as a Leader Today   Personal Branding for Leaders:  Perspective Taking Can Improve Your Effectiveness Communication, productivity, or morale problems can be indicators that you may need to improve your leadership abilities.  So how do you determine the root of the problem and begin improving?  It depends but you can begin with understanding […]

Personal Branding and Perception

Perception is Reality   Personal branding is about perception.  Most of us have been leaders and follows with various opportunities to influence perception.  It’s always important to consider the perception of others.  Just because you understand your intentions and have a positive opinion about your performance – others may not agree with you. Consider your […]

Leadership and Employee Performance

Leadership and Managing Employee Performance Through Goal Setting   Even in the face of acceptable levels of organizational performance, many leaders fail to fully use goal setting to develop employees, realize significant efficiencies, and improved customer satisfaction.  Leadership and employee performance are more often than not directly related.  This is great news because everyone can […]