The concept of adaptability, as developed by Dr. Michael O’Connor, co-author of The Platinum Rule®, is a two-part process: flexibility and versatility.
Work just always creeps into our lives, doesn’t it? Even when we try and succeed at disconnecting during the weekend, we still end up thinking about what we have to do Monday on Sunday evening. You didn’t do any work, you just thought about it for Pete’s sake! But it’s that kind of subtle self-sabotage that can completely derail us and our future productivity.
Does your leadership style match what your company and your employees need from you? If you believe it’s important to deliver speeches worthy of an Academy Award at your small company meeting, you may be putting people off.
Collaboration. The practice is celebrated. The practice is credited with the development of exciting new products. And, collaboration is criticized for chewing up the time of key contributors.
We talk a lot on this blog about how managers need training to improve workplace culture. One topic that should be added to the mix is mental health training.
If, as someone once said, tact is the radar of the mind, then practicing DISC theory can be a valuable tune-up of your antenna.
We have all been there – trapped in a meeting that extends past the stated end time. Often, the offenders in these meetings are senior executives who get excited about an idea that has come up
Nobody wants to fail, but everybody will. The problem with many leaders is that they are not willing to fail.
Leaders know they are ultimately responsible for decisions made by people in their organizations. But no leader should be involved in every decision that must be made.
It happens to the best of us. We’re in a hurry and make a snap decision. We fall victim to a candidate’s charms. Or, we believe what someone is telling us instead of looking to see the truth for ourselves.
Do your team members feel like they’re drowning under the weight of the workload that keeps getting tossed their way? In high-stress situations, your people can start to burn out.