Many companies offer services similar to yours, so why have you gained your success? What gives you a competitive edge? What makes your company different? The crux of creating an effective business strategy lies in knowing and defining your differentiators. Differentiators enable you to build a compelling case to your prospective customers. To be effective, … Continue reading How Do You Catch a Rare Bird? Unique Up On It!
Of all the key traits and tools required to be a complete leader, feedback is perhaps the most powerful. Eliciting good feedback can significantly improve employee engagement and performance both quickly and efficiently, and can, in turn, transform the workplace. Feedback supports all levels of needs—it can increase feelings of belonging, satisfy ego needs, and … Continue reading Feedback: The Breakfast of Champions
Communication can be tricky. Many of us believe that if we ask lots of questions, we are communicating well and connecting with the other person. This may or may not be the case. To communicate effectively, we must ask the right questions at the right time to get the information we truly need. When asking … Continue reading OPEN SESAME: Secrets of Effective Communication
A solid strategy is critical to succeed in business and as a leader. The first step in creating a working strategy is to establish a company vision. Just as your strategy explains and projects success within the given market, your company’s vision serves as the engine that drives that strategy, and, ultimately, the company’s overall … Continue reading Making Your Vision a Tangible Reality
Last week, we discussed the pros and cons of the five main styles of leadership: Bureaucratic, Supportive, Directive, Traditional, and Collaborative. We made the case that collaborative leadership offers the most positive benefit to both companies and staff. And so the next logical question becomes, “How do you adopt a collaborative leadership style?” Step one … Continue reading Collaborative Leadership: Take Baby Steps
Think about your leadership style. There are five main types, each with its own pros and cons: Bureaucratic, Supportive, Directive, Traditional, and Collaborative. If you think about your style, you’ll realize you tend to focus on two main things: people and production. How much you focus on each defines your leadership style and helps you to interchange … Continue reading 5 Leadership Styles: Which One are You?