Isn’t it amazing how we complain about our federal government’s lack of guts to do anything about the entitlements and yet we do nothing about it in our own organizations. Have you looked at your own organization lately? I’ve looked at a bunch of them – and the sense of entitlement, the ‘right’ to not » Read More
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To encourage is to be a leader who makes a difference by manifesting a positive belief in others. “Humans need encouragement as much as plants need water. We constantly encourage or discourage those around us and thereby contribute materially to their greater or lesser ability to function.” Rudolf Dreikurs The value of encouragement is often » Read More
Tis the Season In a recent survey, 65% of Americans said they would choose a better boss before a raise in pay. I venture to guess that the teams these folks work in could be far more productive. If you’re reading this, you’re already on your way to improving that statistic. Can you find another » Read More
Do I influence the people around me or do they influence me? Is my sphere-of-influence those I influence or those who influence me? Who’s leading who? Seth Godin wrote a post a few of days ago about a Fire in South Buffalo. He talked about how the media seems to play on our fears and » Read More
Her name is Aly. A close friend of a special classmate of mine from Seton Hall University’s Master of Arts program in Strategic Communication & Leading, Aly became an “angelfriend” – one of thousands of people battling blood-related cancers when I raised funds while training and ultimately finishing my first marathon in San Diego, CA. » Read More
As a manager, you are responsible for a wide range of activities. Recruiting. Establishing a positive work environment in your group. Setting expectations. Managing performance. Making decisions. Coaching. Dealing with poor or marginal performers. Each of these responsibilities requires a unique blend of Relating and Requiring skills. Are you using the right combination, in each situation, to get great business results and foster strong relationships?
My recent post on how to overcome a micro-manager came as a bit of a surprise to some. I wrote it to executives dealing with micro-manager direct reports. My goal: convert micro-managers to leaders. Generally conversion only comes from within the micro-manager and the only person they’ll listen to is a supervisor or
I read an interesting comment in an article today. The comment wasn’t directed at the challenges and issues surrounding leadership, but it gave me many ideas for application. Control is rooted in our weakness. When a person in a leadership position micro-manages, that should be a signal.