In a previous post, we discussed the importance of listening as a core leadership skill. In short, we wrote, leaders need to learn to listen more and speak less.
How can you improve leadership skills? How about team building? Organizing and Planning for Success? Inspire leadership and develop professional skills with these powerful resource tools.
Being a leader isn’t easy. While there are plenty of companies and educational tracks that attempt to “groom” people into effective leaders, there are also many that don’t do enough to prepare individuals to excel in leadership positions.
There’s an old expression that says, “It’s lonely at the top.” If we picture a company’s management structure as a pyramid, with the seniority of the staff increasing as one moves up the pyramid, we can see how this makes sense.
It seems far-fetched to look for similarities between weather and leadership, but that’s what O.C. Tanner Institute researchers and authors, David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom, recently uncovered.
Let’s face it, meetings can be boring affairs. Often, they are called unnecessarily or are poorly run. As a result, many people simply check out during meetings. It’s easy to see that they don’t appear to be listening; they’re on their phone; they’re checking e-mails on their laptops, etc. But this doesn’t have to be […]
We’ve all heard the old pseudo-statistic that people are more afraid of public speaking than death. Although this might be hyperbole (would most people honestly rather die than speak in public?), the point is that public speaking is something many people are afraid of and few excel at. But despite this, anyone can improve on this […]
In a globally connected world, those who wish to be truly successful need to demonstrate their ability to engage with suppliers, customers, business partners, and even coworkers from around the globe.
In recent posts, we discussed the concept of embracing failure, beginning with looking at the organizational benefits of doing so, as well as the risks of ignoring this failure. Next, we talked about strategies that can help use failure as a learning experience and then discussed three categories of failure in a follow-up post.
We all fail from time to time, but what sets some organizations and individuals apart is how they respond to and learn from those failures.
In a previous post, we discussed the importance of embracing failure. This applies equally to both individuals and organizations, but we’re focusing on the organizational level for this series. In this post, we’ll discuss some strategies for successfully managing and embracing failures, several of which will be discussed in more detail in future posts.