What’s a collaborative climate “smell” like? Here are the five essential elements of a highly collaborative meeting environment. Can’t smell the aromas yet? Then read on.
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Turbo Tips to Play at Your Best at Virtual Meetings
Meeting after meeting, after meeting. How can you show up, over and over again, at each and every meeting focused and prepared? Check out these tips to help turbo charge you before each and every virtual meeting you attend.
Business is a team sport & so is leadership development
Too many leaders are still being coached in isolation. Sending a coached leader back into an uncoached team will not be as impactful as the leader and her entire team learning, improving, and committing to change together. Business is a team sport and leadership development creates the most impact when it’s done within the team setting, yet too many organizations design leadership development as if it’s a one on one sport. How do you ensure that your leadership teams are learning together, so that they can win together?
Engaging with Engagement
Many leaders and their teams confess that their efforts do not lead to improved engagement results. After time, people see the engagement survey process with less optimism and more skepticism. If you and your leadership team truly want to shift engagement, which ultimately means creating a culture of ownership, you have to make it personal, here’s how.
Beyond Talent and Skill
Talent and skill are important, yet it is a disciplined and focused mind that enables us overcome distraction, delivery in difficult situations, and truly master an art. How do you constructively challenge your team to step beyond their talent and skills?
Where does restructuring start?
There are good reasons to reorganize, adjusting and aligning capabilities to serve clients and ever-changing markets, yet the leadership team itself is the organizational unit that is least discussed, and least affected by organizational restructuring. How do you and your leadership team ensure that you are doing what’s right for the business and your customers, instead of taking care of yourselves?
Is Your Strategy Closet Already Stuffed?
It only makes sense that if you add new priorities to this year’s strategic agenda, you need conversations about what you are going to say no to. If you don’t, soon you’ll find yourself in the situation with too many priorities or that everything is a priority. Of course, this means nothing is a priority. How do you ensure that you do not overstuff your “strategy closet”?
Fresh Start Executive Failure
50% to 70% of executives that step into a new senior position won’t make it to their two-year anniversary, according to the Corporate Executive Board. Here’s some sound advice to ensure that fresh start executives become great start executives.
The Holiday Wedding
This holiday wedding story is a gentle reminder of what happens when we fail to recognize how important our contribution is to the customer, a teammate, and our organization.
When Strength Becomes a Weakness
Operational expertise, strategic thinking, and working with others are valued assets in the leadership team,yet when executives play to their strengths too strongly and resist the call to become a balanced player, executive teams struggle. How do you encourage your leaders to expand beyond their strengths to become balanced players?