What is your lens on success? Does it look like this? Success = Perfect (does not do x, y, and z). In the season where we celebrate success, I am reminded of how this fundamental formula opens very different doors for us. Here is a challenge to this view of success and one subtle thing we can do to open a different door.
Leadership Wisdom 101: Seeing the bigger picture in leading (Part 1 of 3)
We lead in all aspects of our life, and where we get into trouble is when we stop doing it. We also make things harder for ourselves when wisdom and skills gained to help us be successful in one of our leadership roles does not get applied in other areas. Hint – being an effective active listener as a manager can also help you as a mother, father, friend, or neighbor. Here is part 1 of a 3-part series on doing this effectively.
The Team Member Fact Sheet: 3 Barriers to Using It
So you are setting up your yearly leadership retreat or quarterly EOS® planning meeting and you want an activity for leaders to get to know each other. There is resistance to any ‘squishy’ or ‘kum ba yah’ activities. Here are the 3 most common forms of resistance I see when the Team Member Fact Sheet is mentioned – and how to move through them.
3 Tips for Getting Your People to Own Their Development
Seth Godin says “it is your job to figure out the path” and while most people will say they want to learn and develop, it is important that people demonstrate that ownership as part of the process. Not everybody is ready for it, and as a leader you need to spend your time with people that are ready. Here are three tips for testing individual ownership for growth and development.
Career Plans – Your Best People Should Have One; Here is How
Are you developing your best people? Do each of them have a development plan? You cannot have the former without the latter, and here is how to get started.
Johari Window and Leadership Development – 4 Ways to Increase Self Awareness
Every time I share the JoHari Window with a group of leaders I am amazed at the impact it has on their view of the conversations they have with their team. The Johari Window is a simple and powerful tool for leaders to see the impact they can have on the everyday conversations with their people that are the foundation of strong and trusting relationships. Here are some tips for using this tool to become a more people-centered leader.
Leader = Linking Pin: 3 skills for leaders & 3 tips to make it a team value
Leadership is . . . ensuring that every significant decision gets communicated to your team so they always know what, why, and who. This is the job of the Linking Pin – and proven processes like EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) are about hard wiring linking pin behavior in teams.
Time for a Career Check-up?
Stephen Covey called it “Sharpening the Saw.” It is that time when we step back and take a look at where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.
Owning Your Performance: Gremlin Training 101
Rick Carson calls them Gremlins. Seth Godin calls it our Lizard Brain. A key part of performance is learning to get unstuck when we are faced with a big challenge. Leaders need to be great at this, and helping your team become great at this will do amazing things for individual and organizational performance. Here are some learning resources that will help you develop mastery as a leader and equip others to join you on the journey.
Post #300 – Two Things That Are Critical For Great Development Conversations
Leadership and performance. It is easy to get lost in the the theory. Here are two key pieces of information to keep leading and individual development in perspective.
#peoplecentered #leadership – A Hashtag Does Not Make It So
What is leadership? How effectively am I leading? I believe great conversations start with a question, and here are the answers a group of leaders gave me during a recent presentation of my keynote workshop #peoplecentered #leadership – A Hashtag Does Not Make It So. It was a great conversation.
How to win the Talent War – part 2
Nature abhors a vacuum. In the war for talent, your leadership weapon is to create positive vacuums and provide support for those willing to fill them in a positive way. It is not always easy work, but it will be the work that makes you stand out as a leader. Talent management, when done well, is about building a team of vacuum fillers and being skilled at creating the right vacuums. Read on . . .