Posts tagged with 'leadership'
5 Traits Of Great LeadersBeing a manager doesn't mean you're a leader.Read the rest of this entry »
The Wall Street Journal explains the difference this way: "The manager’s job is to plan, organize and coordinate. The leader’s job is to inspire and motivate."
A good manager can also be a good leader, but only if they possess the rightr combination of traits. Inc.com columnist Peter Economy says, "Great teams are led by great leaders, and great leaders all …
The Most Powerful Question A Manager Can AskIn fewer than 10 words, you can be a better manager. What are they?Read the rest of this entry »
"How can I help you do your job better?"
John Baldoni says it is one of the most potent questions a manager, especially a senior manager, can ask a worker. "Offering such assistance is recognition by the executive that his job is to help others do their jobs better," he explains.
Baldoni is one of the …
How to Thrive When You Get No RespectRead the rest of this entry »
Aretha Franklin nailed it when she sang, “All I'm askin' is for a little respect.”
That’s what 20,000 employees said they most value from their boss, yet 54% rarely feel respected.
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Why Your Next CEO Should Come From HRRead the rest of this entry »
Next to chief operating officers, the C-suite executive who is most like the CEO is, surprise, the chief HR officer.
“This finding is very counterintuitive — nobody would have predicted it,” says Dave Ulrich, a University of Michigan professor and a leading consultant on organization and talent issues. He and Ellie Filler, a senior client partner with the global recruiting firm Korn Ferry, researched the traits and characteristics of top …
Here Are 20 Ways to Improve Your Leadership StyleRead the rest of this entry »
If you're the kind of leader who takes no prisoners, refuses to admit defeat or, worse, failure, and thinks moving fast and first is the path to success, these "20 Ways to Become a Better Leader Right Now" may seem like heresy. From number one --" Apologize without hesitation" -- to the 2oth -- "Start your meetings by sharing something personal" -- these tips, suggestions, ideas, however you want to …
When the Work-Life Scales Get Out of BalanceRead the rest of this entry »
As The Washington Post observed, when male CEO's make such announcements, "it's often thought of as code for a tension-filled resignation that allows an executive to save face."
For Max Schireson, CEO of MongoDB, his resignation was voluntary and sincere. He's quitting as CEO, …
Good Leaders Don't Focus Just On Their StrengthsRead the rest of this entry »
It's a perversion of the perfectly correct truism that a good leader -- or a good worker, for that matter -- should leverage their strengths while dealing with their weaknesses. As Brian Brim, co-author of Strengths Based Selling, observed in an article for the Gallup Business Journal …
Here's How to Prepare For A PromotionRead the rest of this entry »
There are as many reasons as there are workers, but career coaches say there are some common themes that come up more often than others. One of the most common is the notion that excellent work alone is enough to earn a promotion. …
21st Century Leadership to Replace Command-and-ControlRead the rest of this entry »
Old style "command and control" leadership is, if not yet dead, certainly in its death throes. The top down, hierarchical method of managing that was the prevalent business practice from the Industrial Revolution and well into the last half of the 20th century, mostly exists only in the military.
By now, even the most hidebound businesses have adopted -- intentionally or otherwise -- some amount of decentralized decision-making. The sheer …
Five Questions to Help You Know What Kind of Leader You AreRead the rest of this entry »
Psychologist Kathryn Cramer, author of Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do, says every leader has a “signature presence," characteristics that define their style and are uniquely theirs. Biology makes us look first for problems than opportunities, a handicap that good leaders learn to …