This is part 9 of a series on the history of the Lead Change Group outlined by examining the book Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us by Seth Godin. For links to all the posts click here. If you’ve been reading any of these Origins of Lead Change posts you know our group proves » Read More
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I used to think self-confidence meant I would never have a doubt. When I think a back on this significant experience in my life, I realize that’s not true. In 1997, this I knew… I would leave my corporate job in my 20th year with my employer, in 2004. I made plans to start my » Read More
“A ‘squeaky wheel’ isn’t the highest priority project. It’s the loudest or most noticed. In many organizations, it gets the grease, while projects with greatest potential to bring about business results get delayed or set aside.” This quote, from the book Everything’s A Project, is playing like a mantra in my thoughts. We focus on squeaky wheels because they are irritating, not because they are important. We want the irritation to go away. But oil isn’t the answer.
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?
I had a chance to conduct a brief interview with our own Lisa Petrilli (LCG Author Profile, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+) CEO of C Level Strategies. In case you haven’t heard, her new e-book launched this week. It’s titled The Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business and Leadership. At the end of the post, you can » Read More
5 Reasons Curious Leadership Will Strengthen Your Organization: Exploring fills you with a sense of adventure, learning how things work and why they work that way makes your every cell in your body dance! In your explorations, you turn things over and look underneath them. You dig in the dirt and examine everything you find. Squiggly things » Read More
If you are a character-based leader you will strive to be the best you can be. You will be leading with integrity, and courage and regard to others. You will be after a noble cause or at the very least a noble way to reach your objectives. You will feel committed and responsible for the » Read More
There is an intrinsic reward that is received by the giver. We all know this is true. When you help someone who can’t possibly repay you, an immeasurable benefit, almost a force, provides benefit back to you. It may not come at the same time or in a specific sequence. Sometimes your good fortune or » Read More
This series on inspiration just keeps going and going. Here’s a third post. Who knows how long I can go with this? Have you chosen to inspire people. Leaders inspire. Did you accept the thought I reported in the previous post that Simon Sinek stated that there are only two ways to get someone to » Read More