humility in the workplace – a self-awareness issue

What does "humility in the workplace" mean? Why is it important? For many, the word humility has many connotations. Some are very positive and some not so positive. It seems some people equate humility to weakness and being a "doormat". I beg to differ from that view of humility. In true humility, there is great … Continue reading humility in the workplace – a self-awareness issue

“The Crisp Meeting” by Seth Godin

The Crisp Meeting is a great post by Seth Godin that gives you a framework for creating meetings that enhance your work instead of them becoming a drain on your productivity. Following is an excerpt from the post: The crisp meeting is one of a series. It's driven by purpose and intent. It's guided by questions: … Continue reading “The Crisp Meeting” by Seth Godin

ACTS – an acrostic for leaders

Dave Kraft is a wise man and was my former leadership coach. In an excellent post he talks about the application of ACTS in a particular situation and this post is a worthwhile read in my opinion. So, let's look at ACTS in a general sense and how a leader might apply it to their … Continue reading ACTS – an acrostic for leaders

leading when you’re not the expert

Have you ever been in a situation where you were leading an area in which you had little or no expertise? Where many of your team knew much more about the area/industry than you? How did you handle yourself? What did you do? For me, except for the first two years of my military life, … Continue reading leading when you’re not the expert

why you should cancel your weekly staff meeting

Interesting article on The Muse about four reasons to cancel your weekly staff meetings. They just might make sense - what do you think? 1. Interruptions Are Productivity (and Potentially Profit) Killers 2. Instant Messaging is an Effective Way to Get Most News Out—Faster 3. There Are Other Ways to Meet 4. Every Meeting Should … Continue reading why you should cancel your weekly staff meeting

how do you judge others?

Good morning! Icy and slick roads up here in northeastern Indiana today. I may be a tad late for work today as I have tried to drive on slick roads before and it was not an enjoyable experience. How do you judge others? How about yourself? And what does that have to do with teamwork? … Continue reading how do you judge others?

a way to measure your team’s strength

Good morning! This is a good article from the Inc. site entitled The 20-Minute Test That Measures Your Team's Strength . What I like is the simplicity of the "test". Bring in a trusted outsider and have him or her ask an important, but not so obvious, question and then see how they respond. It will usually … Continue reading a way to measure your team’s strength

The Consequences of a Silent Lie

It is Friday! Hope you have a great weekend! Does the following sound familiar? You are sitting in a leadership meeting and the team, led by a strong and persuasive leader, are headed down the path to a decision. It seems everybody is on board with the direction, but you keep having these doubts or "checks" about … Continue reading The Consequences of a Silent Lie