As leaders grow in levels of responsibility, scope and scale, the issue of “transparency” becomes more significant. Executives have insights into confidential strategy, complex nuances, and serious situations. They also have large teams and a customer base watching every move. It’s common practice for leaders to pull back more as they rise in the » Read More
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Formal leadership development programs are invaluable when developing leadership talent. Getting outside perspective is vital, and external facilitation can make all the difference. It’s also possible to supplement these programs with workshops leaders run themselves. Such programs provide leaders an opportunity to share mindset, enhance transparency, and review lessons learned. I spent the first decade » Read More
If there is one difference maker in organizations, it may be the leaders’ ability to create unity and loyalty. Unity and loyalty often make the difference between mediocrity and greatness. When I see an organization that lacks personal accountability and has a toxic culture of finger pointing and blame, it is usually the result of » Read More
A recent book by a new friend got me thinking about transparency and leadership. The book is Business at the Speed of NOW by John M. Bernard. John’s an Instigator here at Lead Change. We met through social media and we’ve spoken a few times about how the Internet and a number of other issues » Read More
In recent weeks, several articles have offered worthwhile ideas on how to boost worker motivation. But experts have been sharing this counsel for years, and employee engagement continues to decline. This post focuses on nine specific things that damage engagement. What’s at play in your organization?
I love vigorous debate, generally have an open mind, and actually enjoy having my thoughts and opinions challenged. If everyone always agreed with me conversation wouldn’t be very stimulating, and acquiring new knowledge and insight would certainly be more difficult. That said, I only really have the patience for intellectually honest discourse. I don’t care in the slightest about » Read More