“Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality. ” CS Lewis
In season 21 episode 10, John Eades covers the all-important topic of courage in leadership.
Direct managers have a large impact on employee engagement, even more so than top executive leaders. The importance of recruiting, training and retaining strong managers and leaders can’t be overstated. By doing so, companies create an environment of trust that not only improve employee engagement but also retention rates.
Listening. In my humble opinion one of the most undervalued aspects of leadership, yet one of the most important. There’s nothing more frustrating and downright rude than talking to someone who constantly interrupts.
During the first 90 days of employment, a new hire is the most thirsty for knowledge, enthusiastic about their role and eager to impress. It’s also the time when a new hire is likely to be the most nervous, feel unsure of themselves and worried about making a mistake.
Holding your team accountable to the standards and expectations you’ve agreed upon can be challenging to say the least. There’s a fine line between coming across as a draconian overlord or a feckless pushover. To help you find just the right balance, we’ve put together an infographic on what the best leaders do.
Leadership isn’t easy, at times it is extremely challenging, especially when things aren’t going to plan. So what makes a good leader? What separates them from the crowd and causes people to follow them?
“We never allowed a bad training session. What you see in training manifests itself on the game field. So every training session was about quality. We didn’t allow a lack of focus. It was about intensity, concentration, speed, and a high level of performance. That, we hoped, made our players improve with each session.”
-Sir Alex Ferguson
Anyone familiar to football (soccer) will know that Sir...