The path from defining a problem to implementing a solution is rarely linear. Despite applying the knowledge and skills of our best people, there are moments of uncertainty that precede critical decisions. We create doubt with a list of intended and unintended consequences, including the decision’s impact on others,
As you consider ways to increase leadership effectiveness, two exercises help uncover and highlight your leadership style and values to share with your team. These exercises are especially useful for leaders assuming new responsibilities or adding team members and serve to take leadership effectiveness to the next level. Exercise 1:
Photo credit: Simon Migaj for stocksnap.io We may not spend much time thinking about it, but every leader has go-to people on their team whom they count on to get things done. What does a go-to person look like? * You know they will move mountains to solve a problem.
A CEO once asked me, “Is there anything you are afraid of?” My quick reply, “Not at work.” As I recall, he just shook his head. Upon reflection, my response was an unintended exaggeration. The reality is that I’ve had my share of fears at work, but having difficult
I am a tireless proponent of getting in the way. As kids, getting in the way led to admonishment from parents or older siblings. As adults, getting in the way creates our universe of opportunities. In our careers, getting in the way shows up in many places. 1. Bringing up
While most of us enjoy the challenge of learning and growth, our need for certainty and stability informs our daily routines. The reason we sit at the same desk in school or the same chair for a weekly meeting is that it allows us to compartmentalize and shift our attention
During a recent discussion, I noted that curiosity and straight talk significantly influenced and defined my leadership development. Both behaviors caused my path to curve in compelling ways and determined my opportunities and effectiveness across a broad spectrum of companies and industries. These are my top two, but you can