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.
Up against the odds, Curry challenged himself to perfect his skills and elevate the players around him. Curry has achieved a tremendous amount of success on and off the basketball court, but he never stops working on his craft. On a recent episode of The Game, on Facebook Watch, he gave us insight into the one thing that set him up for success — something that can make a difference in...
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.
After years of studying, practicing, applying, and writing about what the best leaders do, I am confident there are 5 critical skills every leader must develop to become the best leader that can be. These skills do not have to be completed in order, and you will probably find that you already have a high skill level in some or most of them.
One of your direct reports disregards a rule. What do you do?
Do you let it slide because they are a top performer? Do make excuses for them because they might not know better? Do you fire them to send a message to your team?
It all comes down to discipline, and not in the way you’re probably thinking.
If you have ever tried to something with any real difficulty, you have exprienced failure. Failure is a part of life. However, many people avoid failure by simply deciding not to participate. If something smells even remotely challenging or risky, they avoid because of the fear of failure.
There aren’t many managers that say being a leader is simple. It makes a lot of sense because there are so many important things they are responsible for.
It starts with building great relationships, connecting their team to a deep purpose, having a vision, setting clear standards, holding others accountable, and being a strong coach just to name a few.
To get a pulse on employee engagement and culture, most company leaders leverage a yearly employee engagement survey. This isn’t enough. Measuring culture is the least important part of the company culture journey. The most crucial part is impacting it.