Welcome to Forbes. 10 Things Only Exceptional Bosses Give Employees. Good bosses have strong organizational skills.
Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Leadership. Credibility-book.com. The Core Beliefs of the Delightfully Successful. Last year I listed some simple daily habits of the delightfully successful.
Revisiting that article made me think. Success is based on action, but actions are the result of beliefs – so what do the delightfully successful people I know almost all believe? Leading in Chaos – Six Essentials to Stay Focused & Enable Success. Can you imagine anything more disconcerting than driving at 100 mph in a thick fog – with the radio blaring, cell phone ringing, and the kids in the back seat asking, “Are we there yet?”
Yet, isn’t that what it is like operating in business today? The fog is thick, the pace is rapid, and the distractions are constant. Where can business leaders find solutions to be able to navigate through this chaos and produce results in this very uncomfortable environment? Perhaps our military leaders can offer some ideas. If there is anything that today’s military leaders are comfortable with it is in being…uncomfortable.
Complexity is Here and it’s Time to Get on Board. Efficiency is the bugbear of modern organizations.
Our culture—particularly our business culture is steeped in industrial-age metaphors of assembly lines, and economies of scale. We are continually looking for how to do things faster and cheaper, with the assumption that what follows is a better—read “more profitable”—organization. We work hard to simplify and hone our human systems to a machine-like efficiency, so we can be the envy of neighbors and the crusher of competition.
In the industrial age the focus on eking every last bit of productivity from humans usually had a heartbreaking cost to the people doing the work—but was beneficial to the bottom line. Words of Wisdom: 8 Famous Quotes to Help You Embrace Fear and Achieve Success. 11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader. Being likeable will help you in your job, business, relationships, and life.
I interviewed dozens of successful business leaders in my last book, Likeable Business, to determine what made them so likeable and their companies so successful. All of the concepts are simple, and yet, perhaps in the name of revenues or the bottom line, we often lose sight of the simple things - things that not only make us human, but can actually help us become more successful. Below are the eleven most important principles to integrate to become a better leader: 1.
Listening "When people talk, listen completely. Listening is the foundation of any good relationship. Four Pillars Of Leadership. Dr. Deming’s “Role of a Manager of People” Dr.
W. Edwards Deming ‘s last book was The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education. 11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader. The Influencing Formula. We often get asked, “How can I get stakeholders to attend my meetings?”
Or “How can I get stakeholders’ buy-in on the project?” These are complex questions and the easy answer is that you can’t. Leadership Practices to Stop Today. You might not feel it day-to-day, but business management is in a major transition.
The old days of command-and-control leadership are fading in favor of what might be better termed a trust-and-track method, in which people are not just told what to do, but why they are doing it. More formally, we're moving from what was called "transactional" leadership to "transformative" leadership. What Makes a 21st Century Leader?
The 11 Leadership Secrets You've Never Heard About. Walking the Leadership Tightrope. Seven credibility blind spots and how they can derail your image. 5 Subliminal Tricks That Make Employers Adore You. 8 Rules For Creating A Passionate Work Culture. Several years ago I was in the Thomson Building in Toronto.
I went down the hall to the small kitchen to get myself a cup of coffee. Ken Thomson was there, making himself some instant soup. Six behaviors that could come back to bite you. As project managers we want our team members to have a commitment to deadlines, be optimistic about their work, stay focused on the goal, have a competitive mindset, stick to the budget, and please clients and management don’t we?
And yet, these 6 behaviors, which most of us would readily agree are important, can precede a scandal, cause morale problems, and sink projects. In an interesting blog post David Gelber, author of The 3 Power Values provides some pertinent examples of disastrous business results from being obsessive about these behaviors. They intrigued me so I decided to write about them in a project management context. Changing Your Culture by Bringing Humanity to the Workplace. Managers, from the senior level down to the front line leaders, often have the misconception that to manage effectively, neither they nor their employees can actually show their human side at work.
These managers believe that to allow personality, humor and humility gives away too much of their power, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Maybe back in the command and control era of management, when employees clocked in and clocked out and were expected to repeatedly perform routine tasks, this type of emotionless management style may have worked. But the workplace is different now. Today, we call on every employee to use their creativity and innovation to help companies compete on a global level.
And to create an environment where that will happen, the command and control management style doesn’t work. Employees must know that they can suggest new ideas without those ideas being immediately shot down. Why Leadership Means Listening. Today's employees want to be asked for feedback and they want to be heard. Want to succeed in IT? Five tips from the top. 13 ways to tell if you’re a “bully” project manager. Your next project manager? Good Managers Lead Through a Team - Linda Hill & Kent Lineback. By Linda Hill & Kent Lineback | 12:22 PM April 3, 2012. For Great Leadership, Clear Your Head - Joshua Ehrlich.
By Joshua Ehrlich | 10:17 AM September 14, 2011 Getting stuff done is overrated. 4 Secrets of Great Critical Thinkers. The Persistence of Vision @ LeadershipNow. The Manager's Cheat Sheet: 101 Common-Sense Rules for Leaders. Six tactics of natural leaders. In this week's Leadership Blog, our coach John M McKee shares six tactics you can use to move up the ladder more quickly. Ever notice that some people seem to be "natural leaders"? Please, Make a Decision. Leadership and Change Research. How Great Bosses Motivate Employees.