The great bosses give their folks a say in HOW they accomplish a task. It’s the job of leadership to set the vision and strategic direction. Managers break it down into the key goals and high level milestones that will get the company there. Then the great bosses step back and support their people […]
Folks make up a lot of “rules” about communication. Things like “I can’t ask this” or “they should know what I mean”. In actuality, there’s great power in stating what’s going on.
Miscommunication is a HUGE time waster. We don’t take the time to clarify upfront, because we’re in a hurry and too busy. But […]
Here are some toxic coworkers to avoid as much as possible:
Those who make it all about them: their accomplishments, what they need for their project, their deadlines, what they want to say, etc.
Those who take all the credit and never acknowledge a team effort
Those who expect others to help you with […]
My clients bring a wide variety of difficult conversations to their coaching sessions. Here are a few of the most common:
Overlooked for a promotion: There’s no way around it – you need to have the conversation with your manager about your career path and how he/she can help you develop to be ready […]
I’m a veteran of TWO toxic workplaces – first in banking, then in telecom. Now I coach leaders daily who are still neck deep in the muck!
Some common toxicities & tips:
Favoritism: Favoritism is awfully hard to prove. Many times we believe others are the “favorite” when in actuality, they just have the skillsets […]
From a leadership perspective, the only good thing about group think is that it creates apparent harmony in the workplace since the group all agrees on whatever it is they’re thinking. But study after study has shown that diversity of though leads to better decisions and healthier firms.
When I was VP of marketing, if […]
Highly influential people generally have the following characteristics:
Character – they lead by example
Expertise – they know their stuff and are great at what they do
Connector – they value relationships and are great networkers who love serving as a resource and referring others
Collaborator – they know how to negotiate and compromise […]