Paul Leinwand and Matthias Bäumler, in an article posted on Harvard Business Review, contend that very few executives follow their announced strategic changes with detailed execution plans to make sure their organizations achieve their goals.
Receiving, accepting and dealing with criticism is an everyday occurrence in the workplace. But – cheese and rice! – it can be so hard. Especially if you are a perfectionist, hearing critical feedback can demolish your day, your productivity, your motivation and your total job performance.
We know you don’t mean any harm. You’re probably trying to help your team members, but in the long run, you’re limiting their professional development.
In many organizations, training for middle managers is nonexistent. Ignoring skill development for these employees comes at a huge cost, warns Dana Theus, president and CEO of InPower Coaching.
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