Much is written about how to use questions to lead; about how leaders need to be asking the right questions of those they lead. However, one key aspect of leadership, is answering questions for the people that you are leading. In one of my favorite organizational health books, The Advantage, my favorite organizational health / business author, … Continue reading 6 questions leaders must answer
"The American workforce has more than 100 million full-time employees. One-third of those employees are what Gallup calls engaged at work. They love their jobs and make their organization and America better every day. At the other end, 16% of employees are actively disengaged—they are miserable in the workplace and destroy what the most engaged … Continue reading How Healthy Is Your Organization?
Often, when I hear people talk of leading others it is about the perks of being a leader. However, there are a few things about leadership to remember: It's not about you Others are more important than your comfort It is about sacrifice It is about courage in the face of adversity It is about … Continue reading the grunt part of leadership
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
Managers are receiving a bad rap in my opinion. I enjoy learning and sharing about leadership, so I keep up fairly well with the current literature. Additionally, I have been an adjunct professor at the graduate level for about 14 years often teaching on leadership using various texts. I have seen a bit of a … Continue reading leader versus manager?
Do you know the difference between inspired, engaged, and satisfied employees? Are you aware of the impact of the difference on their productivity? it is significant! Read the article by Eric Garton and Michael C. Mankins on HBR.org for some very interesting insights!
No MAS is the answer to MAS Poorly run meetings are a major waste of important time and many of our problems with meetings are self-inflicted. Click here to read a good article on Inc.com and watch the video below
Some good points for you from HBR in this article on how to run better meeting. Click here to read the entire article, Seek input from team members. Select topics that affect the entire team. List agenda topics as questions the team needs to answer. Note whether the purpose of the topic is to share … Continue reading How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting – HBR