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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Well good morning and welcome to the middle of the week! Recently I received some strange advice - if you want to be a better team member, then be nosey! I don't know about you, but I was taught that being nosey was impolite. However, after it was explained to me it makes perfect sense. … Continue reading Being Nosey Makes You A Better Team Member