When you grow to have mid-level managers in your organization—which generally leads to more disconnect from the day-to-day—it brings a whole new level of complexity. With a million things on your mind to keep the business afloat, there’s one task that often falls through the cracks: making sure mid-level managers have enough training.
Top Tips for Beating Burnout
Exhausted, overwhelmed, void of passion for our work. Burnout is no joke, and it happens to even the most experienced businesspeople! Here are my top tips for healing and—most importantly—preventing burnout.
3 Tips to Encourage Your Team to Establish Their Own Rocks
Cascading EOS is about completing three main tasks: teaching the tools to your team, coaching them through barriers they encounter when using the tools, and ultimately watching them become such experts they can go through...
Why Every Member of Your Team Should Lead
If I asked you to draw me a picture of a leader, you might pull together a confident and commanding CEO running a meeting, a press conference, or a standup with a group of people. Leaders tend to stand out for how they carry themselves, what they wear, and certainly...
One Word That Improves All Leaders
Love. This word can mean a lot of different things to people. For many of us, it has deep roots that take us back to our childhood, current and past relationships, and even the media bombards us with mixed messages about...
Golf, Ego and Leadership: 3 questions to get you out of the trap
Leadership lessons are all around us. Here is a lesson I learned around EGO during a golf game. The irony is that I failed to listen to the exact words I wrote and the metric(my score) reflected it. Here is how to identify where your ego is getting in your way and three questions to step back and reset. Watching the movie Tin Cup is your homework if you want to explore the topic further.
Not enough…money? Time? How to move to enough.
Not enough money. Not enough time. Not enough resources. Not enough budget. Do you live in the state of any of these? A wealth manager taught me something today that translates through a lot of situations leaders run into personally and with the teams they lead. Explore it and learn a couple of key questions that can help move past ‘not enough’ to ‘enough’.
What book will you read or give?
A good book can be a tremendously inspirational tool, if you pick the right one. Here are some of my top recommendations to gift this holiday season, either to yourself or someone you know – make sure to plan time to read, reflect, and start setting those goals.
Why do your 3-year old and 18-year old drive you crazy? A graph to make you laugh and think . . .
Why do 3-year olds and 18-year olds test our patience as parents? How does that apply to leadership? Here is a graph and some initial thoughts to get you thinking.
Communication: One reality and three healthy habits
Communication is a critical leadership skill. Here is one reality to frame the conversation and three habits that will become skills if leaders commit to them. People-centered leaders make communication a priority and focus on it daily. Listen . . . Lead. Repeat often!
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.
Why learning TOGETHER is best – the data!
Would you invest millions in equipment and NOT send technicians/engineers to training to learn how to setup and optimize it? No – – and yet we spend billions each year on leadership training and do just that. Here is data on why that is a bad idea and how to get better ROI for leadership training.