This was quite a timely read for me. I, unfortunately, work on a team where nobody at a working level is quite sure what we are collectively trying to achieve; i.e. the longer term goals of the team, and indeed the corporation, are simply not clear to anyone. Repeated attempts to urge leadership to work … Continue reading 4 ways to quiet imposter syndrome and start believing in yourself
Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable. The Instigator: Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up and … Continue reading The 6 People You Need in Your Corner
Want loyal, dedicated, and passionate employees? Be a loyal, dedicated, and passionate boss. Here are some tools to develop well-being in your workplace through better communication. When you use compassionate communication in your conversations, something quite surprising occurs: both your brain and the brain of the person you're talking to begin to align themselves with … Continue reading 6 Exercises To Strengthen Compassionate Leadership
The best managers have a fundamentally different understanding of workplace, company, and team dynamics. See what they get right. Getty A few years back, I interviewed some of the most successful CEOs in the world in order to discover their management secrets. I learned that the "best of the best" tend to share the following … Continue reading 8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses
You may think you're getting more accomplished by working longer hours. You're probably wrong. shutterstock images There's been a flurry of recent coverage praising Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, for leaving the office every day at 5:30 p.m. to be with her kids. Apparently she's been doing this for years, but only … Continue reading Stop Working More Than 40 Hours a Week
Your employees can achieve greater things with your help than they can alone--if you give them a chance. shutterstock images Mr. Miyagi and Daniel Larusso. Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot. Dadabhai Naoroji and Mahatma Gandhi. History (OK, and the box office) is full of examples of people who have accomplished tremendous feats—far more than they could … Continue reading 5 Things Great Mentors Do
In our last blog, we discussed the importance of competence for fostering the trust you need as a manager to influence others. We stressed that management competence includes not just technical knowledge of the work but operational and political know-how as well. Here we want to focus on the other great component of trust — … Continue reading For People to Trust You, Reveal Your Intentions
In our last blog , we discussed the importance of trust. It's the foundation of all you do as a leader and manager. Your ability to influence others, which is your fundamental task, begins with people's willingness to be influenced by you. And their willingness begins with their trust in you — their confidence that … Continue reading To Build Trust, Competence is Key
When we talk to managers, we often ask, "Do your people trust you?" Most are taken aback. It's not something they're often asked or a question they've even asked themselves. After some thought, most eventually say something like, "Well, I think so. I hope so. No one's said he doesn't." In fact, as they ultimately … Continue reading Do Your People Trust You?
You have this really wonderful idea but: A.) It's a little bit out of the ordinary, so the traditional way you go about getting approvals is not going to work. B.) Your boss has previously shown signs of being "risk adverse." How do you get the go-ahead? The first answer is don't ask — at … Continue reading Do you ask your boss for permission?