Speak in a manner that others will listen
Sometimes you need to stop, hear yourself speak, and then ask, “Would I want to listen to what I have to say?”
Providing structure to your expectations
How do you hold an employee accountable in their job performance if you are basing your evaluation on subjective or vague criteria?
How extremes can affect your leadership
Many important decisions get derailed because we have a customer or employee who we know will not like the outcome of the decision, so we refuse to go forward.
The power of building your networks
Human beings are by their nature social animals, yet often when it comes to leadership, we view the task as a solitary endeavor that we have to just endure on our own.
The powers of your own purpose
Clearly defining your purpose will set you up for success, as well as happiness. Not having a personal purpose might mean you are spending a lot of time doing things other than your job.
Giving everyone a voice
How many people in your organization are not given a chance to have their voice heard?
Culture eats strategy
Company culture, like a society’s culture, is what drives behavior and serves as a directive for all major decisions. If nurtured and focused on the right things, it can create a company that rarely fails.
Time to operate differently
One upside to the pandemic lockdown was that, as businesspeople, we very quickly had to start trying out some new things and lean on technology that we may otherwise have been reluctant to embrace.
Don’t overlook the obvious
How often do we look at our business from the data that we know and make a judgment, when it is the data that we don’t know that may change our minds?
Plotting a course in treacherous waters
It has been said that a rising tide raises all ships, regardless of their condition or the skill of the crew. The same can be said in business.