Makarios Consulting Blog

Leading on Purpose: It’s a Learned Skill

One major obstacle to a leader’s success is a lack of people skills. Leaders who cannot work effectively with people are often demoted, asked to leave, or bounce from company to company. Most leaders are hired or promoted because they are highly intelligent, have a strong work ethic, possess strong technical skills, and display a … Continue reading Leading on Purpose: It’s a Learned Skill

The Art of Delegating: 5 Tips to Success

Can you imagine delegating all of your work, and what would that mean for you?  Believe it or not, you’d still be busy, but you’d be spending time on activities much more valuable to your company and career. Here are five tips to keep in mind as you consider delegating for your own success and … Continue reading The Art of Delegating: 5 Tips to Success

Baby Boomer, Meet Millennial: How to Teach Leadership

According to the 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey, 63% of Millennials in the U.S. workforce – that’s 6 in 10 – believe their “leadership skills are not being fully developed.” Among those likely to leave within two years, 71% stated they were unhappy with their company’s leadership development. Those statistics should set off alarm bells for … Continue reading Baby Boomer, Meet Millennial: How to Teach Leadership

I’ll Text You Next Year

Forget quarterly and annual reviews.  In today’s workplace, it’s all about instant feedback.  Millennials have learned to expect instant responses to texts and very quick turnaround on Internet searches. As they populate the workplace in greater numbers, leaders need to learn how to engage their employees by providing regular feedback about performance much more frequently … Continue reading I’ll Text You Next Year

Can’t Get No Satisfaction: Collaborative Leader to the Rescue

For Collaborative leaders, it’s all about satisfaction and support. Unlike the other four leadership styles we discussed in last week’s blog, “Pick a Style: The Five Types of Leadership,” Collaborative leaders focus on production and people concurrently. Their philosophy is that a dynamic balance must exist between the two, as production and people are interdependent. … Continue reading Can’t Get No Satisfaction: Collaborative Leader to the Rescue

Pick a Style: The Five Types of Leadership

When it comes to leading effectively, learning to choose the right leadership style is everything. Depending on personality, circumstance, and goals, we need to understand which style is suitable for the situation at hand. Two highly regarded leadership academics, Robert Blake and Jane Mouton, have identified the five leadership styles: Bureaucratic, Supportive, Directive, Traditional, and … Continue reading Pick a Style: The Five Types of Leadership