Trust is foundational to not only having a true team, but also for it to be a highly effective team. In the book, Nine Lies About Work, the authors point to two questions that must be answered for there to be trust on a team. Do I know clearly what is expected of me at… Read More
People are incredibly, and frustratingly unique and complex. As a good leader, we are not to to to stamp out that weirdness – that uniqueness – but to maximize it to make strong teams. “Well-roundedness is a misguided and futile objective when it comes to individual people; but when it comes to teams it’s an… Read More
Here is another way of thinking about leadership from someone I enjoy – Simon Sinek. “The leaders of great organizations do not see people as a commodity to be managed to grow money. They see the money as the commodity to be managed to help grow their people.” Simon Sinek in “Leaders Eat Last” “To… Read More
“Nine Lies About Work” is an excellent book by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall that address nine common misconceptions that are a bit faddish in the organizational world right now and they quickly get to the heart of the matter in this book. This is a book I would recommend adding to your library.
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… Read More
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:… Read More
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… Read More
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,… Read More