At first glance, extroverts can seem like ideal employees. They’re affable, personable, and love being at the forefront of any issue to be discussed or problem to be solved. But at times, extroverts can come across as domineering or reckless, jumping into situations or conversations and possibly intimidating more introverted clients and colleagues. What are the best… Read more »
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Last week, we touched on the impact that introverts and extrovert can have in leadership. (Recap: it’s not as important as you might think, but it does require mindfulness and different leadership techniques.) But whether you or your managers are introverts or extroverts, it’s fairly safe to say that your team will most likely be made… Read more »
Do you have a cohesive leadership team? Even the phrase “leadership team” is overused today when we see little evidence of trust, collaboration or working toward a common goal. Taking the time to build a cohesive leadership team will not only separate you from the competition; it will make your organization nearly unstoppable. A cohesive… Read more »
Getting a handle on employee involvement will maintain the momentum your company needs. What does it encompass? Employee involvement encompasses the effort by management to include employees as part of a strategy to improve itself. Once employees understand that their input will be taken and honestly considered within the company, enthusiasm will proliferate throughout the… Read more »
Typically, personal-best leadership experiences challenge the myth that leadership is something that you find only at the highest levels of organizations and society; it is found everywhere. History also challenges the belief that leadership is reserved for a few charismatic men and women. Leadership is not a gene and is not an inheritance; it is… Read more »
The Generation-Xers (Born 1961-1980), the first born children of the Baby Boomers, are often referred to as latch-key kids because while their parents were working long hours climbing the corporate ladder, the Xers came home and took care of themselves. At approximately 51 million born in the United States, a relatively small generation, this group… Read more »
We’ve never had a workplace with so much generational diversity before. For most of the last century, people moved through their career in a linear fashion, with important milestones largely marked by time or seniority. Retirement age used to be 65, and that was it. But today’s workforce looks and feels different. As a leader,… Read more »
Has your team’s moral taken a dive? It’s time to rely on this proven performance management framework to get your team back on track. 1) Investigate – What’s really happening within the team? Is one member undermining the group? Or maybe the current challenges being faced by your company are distracting people from their jobs and… Read more »
We’ve got an amazing mix of generations in the workplace right now. In fact, the current workforce has a wider range of generations than ever before in US history. Traditionalists (born prior to 1946) are about 5 percent of the workforce Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) make up 45 percent of the workforce… Read more »
To ensure positive change in your workplace, focus on nine key areas to that help the change process less painful. Leading change requires us to be extremely thoughtful and attentive to those we are dealing with, whether that’s a team or person. Before approaching your team with an upcoming change, answer these questions for yourself…. Read more »
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