Trust is a key to accomplishment through relationships. I’ve said before that trust lubricates relationships. Trust provides the necessary ingredianets to enable people to work together as a team. Trust eliminates friction, gives room to move and enables everyone to perform at their best. Trust isn’t the only key to successful teams, but very few » Read More
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Think about what you did over the last couple of hours. If you ranked all of the most important things you have to do, did you spend your time on activities that advance the top items from your list? There are times when I feel like I can’t work on my highest and best purpose. » Read More
I read another article today on the difference between leadership and management. The writer, someone I appreciate, but from the industrial revolution, talked about leadership as a position. People in positions of leadership need the skills of leadership, vision setting, communication, etc. I don’t disagree. However our free-agent age or our age of the individual » Read More
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
One of Those Days He was having a tough time… …a passionate, motivated, committed executive who cares about his people, and isn’t afraid of the hard work to get things done. Despite all those assets, he was struggling. As the executive leader of the organization, he was responsible…for everything. On this day, that responsibility weighed » Read More
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