As a leader, what you do matters – more than you might imagine. Your colleagues, your team, and your direct reports are all paying attention to what you say and do. When your words and behaviors are in alignment, people view you as a person of integrity and will give you their absolute best. If… Continue reading What You Do Speaks Volumes
Often in our blogs, we talk about issues, obstacles, or problems that teams face. Today, I (Rip) want to talk instead about a two-day team meeting that was sheer joy to be part of because of one key factor: everyone in the meeting lives into their leadership ideals. If you can’t imagine a two-day meeting… Continue reading Live into Your Leadership Ideals
You’ve likely seen news stories of violence in the skies as passengers become unruly, enraged, and abusive. Well, I (Tim) was on a flight at the end of August that had all the makings of major passenger disgruntlement, to put it mildly. But because of the great leadership of our captain, the flight didn’t make… Continue reading Leadership from Zero to 30,000 Feet
BOSS AT STAFF MEETING: Do you have anything positive to add to this meeting? ME: Yeah, I just realized I can sleep with my eyes open. Meetings – the unproductivity of them – are the butt of many office jokes. Nothing gets done, no one has anything to say, they are a time-waster.… Continue reading Listen Up and Be Present
Assumption (noun): a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof –Oxford Dictionary Every day we make assumptions in life. About someone’s intentions. About what we think people expect. And we’re usually wrong. In the workplace, making assumptions instead of clearly communicating often causes unnecessary strife and resentment among colleagues.… Continue reading Assume Nothing: Start Talking!
You’ve tried to set boundaries. You’ve proposed potential solutions and workarounds. But the Micromanager is still, well, micromanaging. Before you write that resignation letter or – we don’t recommend this – quit on the spot, we suggest you try a few additional options. Every situation is different. Maybe you’re in your dream company in a… Continue reading The Big Talk: When All Else Fails