I once worked for a manager who spent a lot of time “protecting” my colleagues and me instead of leading us. This manager worked for a leadership team who would not provide essential information, like budgets, in a timely manner. So our manager spent a lot of time meeting with us, saying a bunch of catchphrases, making empty promises, and guarding us from the leadership team. Our morale was low, our performance was weak, and we couldn’t figure out what to do with our days.
My supervisor came to me in a panic one day because a project waiting in the wings suddenly became top priority. I was instructed to drop everything, redirect everybody and all resources to this project, and be prepared to work ridiculous hours for the next couple of weeks. I said, “I can do that, but…
Calling leaders and managers of multi-generational teams! You can choose to become a leader who inspires action, gets results, hires top talent of all ages, and is known for leading GREAT teams. How? Read on…
One of the most common preferences I’ve come to see in my years of working with business teams is describing a team with the word, “fine.” I have some bad news: when you say the word, “fine,” it doesn’t mean what you think it does.
Worried about stress during the holidays? Change your mindset just a little with this two-syllable word.
Time and relationships are our most precious resources. Unproductive meetings burn up a lot of both. You can disrupt damaging meeting behaviors, whether you are the meeting leader or a participant!
NEW group coaching program for business owners and entrepreneurs begins the week of October 29, 2018. If you have been in business for about 2 years or less, if you are trying to grow a side hustle, or if you have an idea and a dream but have not yet really launched publicly, this could be for you!
Part 3 of a 3-part series. Clear communication. Action and accountability. These are possible, and they are within your reach!
Part 2 of a 3-part series. What if instead of frustrating meetings, you could take 3 steps to have meaningful discussions that lead to action and plans you can follow-through on and achieve?
Part 1 of a 3-part series. One of the most common complaints I hear from team members (and some leaders!) is, “I’m not really allowed to ask for more details on this. Right?” This kind of common communication struggle is probably not your fault to begin with, but it is a problem YOU can fix.