Times are tough, and they’re only getting tougher. As the Center for Creative Leadership says, we live in a VUCA world, surrounded by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.
It’s become trendy in organizations for managers to gather team members for ideation sessions. Participants listen to a brief description of the issue. Then they pitch ideas on how to solve the problem or develop the product.
If you want to do your company a favor, start interviewing people who are more talented than you. “Hire people that might be a threat to you because it will raise everybody’s game.”
Meg Manke is COO of Rose Group International and co-author of “iX Leadership: Create High Five Cultures and Guide Transformation” In this episode, we discuss: how internal culture can equal leadership failure; the axis to assess culture types and work preferences; and implementing clarity and accountability with the “Mad Hatter” Principle.
It’s never easy to give feedback. And it may be even more difficult to receive feedback, positive or negative.
When you walk into a room, do people tend to stop talking and start leaving? Some leaders might think nothing of this response and decide everyone else has a problem.
In today’s tight labor market, you could spend a fortune trying to lure the kind of talent you need to succeed. If the thought of sky-high salaries is keeping you up at night and crimping your profitability, consider an alternate strategy.
We live in an age that seeks quick fixes and easy answers. Sometimes leaders abdicate their thinking to others and accept “prevailing wisdom,” which is often an oxymoron.
A well-functioning team needs a mix of personalities. Each team member should also possess key soft skills.
Have we gone too far in building a culture of niceness at work? If you’ve recently led an ideation session that yielded poor results, you might agree that being too nice is leading your organization to a dead end.
You may think that servant leadership has nothing to do with sales for people who aren’t in management positions. If you think that, you’re misinformed.
Whether you’re managing a sales team or a development team, you may feel like there are times when you’re speaking the wrong language.