Few events shake an organization and employees’ confidence in managers more than a merger or acquisition. All of the rules, spoken and unspoken, that employees have been following are suddenly in flux.
If you’re in a management role, you might be stuck on something that will negatively impact your leadership credibility. Specifically, you might think you should always be right
Managers, have you thought about developing your brand? I’m talking about polishing up the image you present to your team members.
Jan Allen is an Executive Coach and Life Strategist, as well as co-managing partner of Business of People. She previously served in an executive role for two Ohio governors. In this episode, we discuss: The concept of an honest broker and it's value; why YOU as a leader want to vet and make sure your critical staffers are honest brokers; how the concept is critical to being a better leader; tips for building team relationships vs. discipline.
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.
Leadership transparency has also been called business’ “currency of trust.” As you know, trust is the foundation of any relationship.
Too many managers treat goal setting as a one-and-done task. If that’s how you’re establishing expectations for your sales reps, you could be in for major disappointment as the year progresses.
"Be authentic" has become the most tossed around and over-used cliché in the world of business and sales. Authenticity is not a sales strategy!
It takes a long time for leaders to build trust and credibility with their employees. Just a few minutes of bad behavior on your part can completely destroy what you’ve worked so hard to earn.
Tom Peters has been writing books and advising CEOs since before many of us were born. His ideas are as trendsetting and important now as they were thirty years ago. When he joined us on our Manage Smarter podcast earlier this year, he reminded us of what business leaders need to do to achieve excellence
For a workplace team, a strong foundation is incredibly important. Effective teamwork must include five interpersonal elements that mesh together to efficiently reach their goals.
Connecting with someone requires understanding them and their interests as well as showing them how you are a relevant resource to them. Connecting with the head or intellect falls into two areas: credibility and activity.