“Why aren’t my people doing the RIGHT things?” “My people just don’t listen.” “My team is lazy.”
If your team isn’t achieving the desired result, take a look in the mirror and think about how you’re leading them. Here are the 4 huge and avoidable mistakes leaders of underperforming teams make: Continue reading 4 Avoidable Mistakes Leaders of Underperforming Teams Make
Many relationships get splintered because both parties are focusing on the differences that feel too big to overcome. Often times, this happens because the leader and co-worker feel like they are on opposing sides. While these feelings make sense in moments of struggle, they actually aren’t accurate. Continue reading How Great Leaders Repair Damaged Relationships in the Workplace
Your personal brand includes everything you say and do — in public and private. Yes, in private too. The truth is, nothing is private anymore. You are always being watched whether it’s in-person or online. Every post you make, comment you leave, or thing you share is open to scrutiny. The same goes for how what you do in public. Did you act out at … Continue reading The Obvious Yet Overlooked Fact Leaders Shouldn’t Ignore
After years of studying, practicing, applying, and writing about what the best leaders do, I am confident there are 5 critical skills every leader must develop to become the best leader that can be. These skills do not have to be completed in order, and you will probably find that you already have a high skill level in some or most of them. Continue reading 5 Critical Skills You Must Develop to Become a Great Leader
Don’t you despise the response “let me ask my manager”? This type of behavior doesn’t happen if an organization has a culture of empowered employees and leaders who elevate others. In this short video, I share a great example of my experience at Chick-fil-A where one of its employees was empowered to make a decision where the information was. Chick-fil-A is known to have an … Continue reading Your Company Will Suffer Without This Mindset
One of your direct reports disregards a rule. What do you do?
Do you let it slide because they are a top performer? Do make excuses for them because they might not know better? Do you fire them to send a message to your team?
It all comes down to discipline, and not in the way you’re probably thinking. Continue reading What Bad Leaders Consistently Get Wrong About Discipline
If you have ever tried to something with any real difficulty, you have exprienced failure. Failure is a part of life. However, many people avoid failure by simply deciding not to participate. If something smells even remotely challenging or risky, they avoid because of the fear of failure. Continue reading Why the Best Leaders Fail and How They Learn From It
There aren’t many managers that say being a leader is simple. It makes a lot of sense because there are so many important things they are responsible for.
It starts with building great relationships, connecting their team to a deep purpose, having a vision, setting clear standards, holding others accountable, and being a strong coach just to name a few. Continue reading 5 Simple Phrases Bad Bosses Must Start Using
We’ve learned a tremendous amount about implementing successful leadership development programs through our partnership with organizations of all sizes and industries. Whether you work with us or not, these are the 5 critical elements that need to be a part of your leadership development program. Continue reading 5 Elements Required to Successfully Develop a Leader
To get a pulse on employee engagement and culture, most company leaders leverage a yearly employee engagement survey. This isn’t enough. Measuring culture is the least important part of the company culture journey. The most crucial part is impacting it. Continue reading 5 Levels of Company Culture and How to Impact Yours Positively