The clock finally strikes 6 PM, and you’re finally ready to wind down your workday, only to see an email that includes a project that just can’t wait. Instead of shutting it down, you grab a coffee and hunker down for the next couple hours.
This situation happens in almost every organization daily. Not only am I not here to bash it, but I am guilty as charged. In today’s...
Whether in business, athletics or any other field, achieving success doesn’t come from natural ability and intelligence alone. It comes from having a growth mindset.
Growth-minded individuals are constantly looking for ways to get a little better than they were yesterday. They aren’t afraid to take risks or put in the extra effort to become better and achieve their desired results.
In order to have a successful organization today, a different model is required. One that has leaders at all levels of the organizations empowered to make decisions and model servant leadership behaviors.
Whether you love them or completely disagree with them, you can’t deny Chick-fil-A’s meteoric rise to the top. Just look at your newsfeed. People cannot stop talking about their impeccable customer service or the fact they make more per store than any other fast food restaurant and they are closed on Sunday.
I’ve fallen victim myself and am obsessed with studying the...
So you’re struggling to lead a team. It’s okay, it happens.
After all, leading others in a professional setting is one of the most difficult skills to master. Instead of focusing on what you were doing to get you in this spot, it’s much more important to focus on what you can do to change the tides.
There are six key words in the definition of leadership but one of the most important ones is the ability to inspire others. When you inspire others, you motivate them to do their best work, they set higher goals for themselves and achieve more. Of course, not all business leaders think it’s their job to inspire others and they couldn’t be more wrong.
One of the most cringe-worthy sentences of all-time has to be, “Can I give you some feedback?” I bet you just heard one of your horrible boss’s voice in your head. Apologies for the PTSD. Looking back now, the title of this article should be Feedback: the most overused business phrase.
I’m not here to bash feedback as a tool. Feedback is, in fact, a critical...
“Why aren’t my people doing the RIGHT things?” “My people just don’t listen.” “My team is lazy.”
If your team isn’t achieving the desired result, take a look in the mirror and think about how you’re leading them. Here are the 4 huge and avoidable mistakes leaders of underperforming teams make:
Many relationships get splintered because both parties are focusing on the differences that feel too big to overcome. Often times, this happens because the leader and co-worker feel like they are on opposing sides. While these feelings make sense in moments of struggle, they actually aren’t accurate.