Category: Leadership + Management

Do You Show Up As A Leader?

When people ask me how they can make others see them as a leader, I think of the classic children’s story The Emperor’s New Clothes. That is the one where the vain emperor is duped into believing his clothing has been woven from the finest (invisible!) fabrics and threads.

Why Your Past Organizational Changes Failed and How You Can Succeed This Time

“Leaders who want to avoid repeating past failures don’t tell anyone anything. They ask people to tell them if and how their plan for change feels different in an attempt to learn.”

How to Avoid Destructive Engagement When Delivering Feedback

Is the feedback you’re giving to employees making any difference? I’m not talking about praise feedback.

Manage Smarter 82: Managing with Greater Mindfulness

Theresa Rose is a Mindful Performance Specialist, standup comedian, and award-winning author of Mindful Performance: How to Powerfully Impact Profitability, Productivity, and Purpose. In this episode, we discuss: Are you a “Spewer” or a “Doer”?; how to begin incorporating dozens of mindful techniques; why you can’t have emotional intelligence without being mindful; and tips on how being mindful can boost your personal life as well as professional.

How to Make Sure Team Members Hear What You’re Saying

Overcommunicating is impossible inside a company, says Lee Caraher, author of The Boomerang Principle–Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees and Millennials & Management.

How to Shut Down Your Office Shark Tank

Shark tank. Those are two words you don’t want associated with your company culture.

Stop Playing the Role of Productivity Police Officer and Make Meaningful Changes

Are your employees working as productively as they could? In most cases, the answer to this question is no.

Manage Smarter 81: How to Manage 4 Generations in 1 Workplace

z Devine Hewson, CPC and Mark Lund, M.D., CPC are Co-Founders and Principals of Twin Lights Consulting. Their firm helps companies create authentic communication across the chasm dividing the generations at work. In this episode, we discuss: What year the number of millennials in the workforce will equal 75% – it’s sooner than you might think; identifying and leveraging what generations have to offer each other in the workplace; and effectively communicating with different generations to boost profits.

Managers: Are You Paying Attention to Your EQ?

Your new manager training likely focused on how to use the CRM, the best way to process PTO requests and understanding expense reimbursement guidelines. But did you actually learn how to manager your reps?

How to Motivate Employees Without Falling into the “Blurry Vision Bias” Trap

The first step in leading the organization to success is to communicate your vision to your employees. You’ll need to communicate clearly, and avoid “blurry vision bias,” if you want to make the biggest impact.

How to Improve the Managers’ Experience at Your Company

In some organizations, leaders focus so intently on the employee experience that they overlook another important element of company culture: the manager experience.

Manage Smarter 80: Developing Attention to Details

Chris Denny is the Attention To Detail Expert. He’s a researcher, trainer, and author of Improve Attention To Detail: A straightforward system to develop attention to detail in yourself, employees, and across an organization. In this episode, we discuss: The different components/breakdown of details and processes; how to address the gaps in detail failure for yourself and/or your team; how the lack of detail attention=a loss of ROI; how lack of details is a morale killer in organizations; a great hack for telling if someone is high in executing perfectly on details before you hire them.

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