Listening is a powerful tool to learn what matters to people and to test biases that exist within and around us. Here are two lessons listening taught me last week as I spent time with leaders after my keynote around strategic planning and the Entrepreneurial Operating System. Included are two powerful questions to ask yourself, challenging leaders to become and stay more people-centered.
The Importance of Clarity + 2 Tips for your Organization
A trip to Italy reminded me of the importance of speaking the same language…and the barrier is not always cultural. In organizations, we use different words for things which results in conflict between departments and a lack of alignment between leadership plans and the priorities people are working to each day. Here are two tips to address that in your organizational strategies.
The EOS Journey: Going Faster and Farther Together
The Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a proven, complete solution to get your leadership team 100% on the same page with where your organization is going and working as a healthy, functional, and cohesive team. Is it right for me?
EOS Partner Gift: Learn how FBA = Change Management
A critical leadership skill is change management. Bottom-line change is a simple proven process used at Zingerman’s to lead change effectively. EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System®) companies should have a copy of this book at their organization.
The Trust Bank: 9 Habits That Make Deposits
The trust in your team is not defined by the big events, but by the thousands of events in between. People-centered leaders get that, and here are 9 habits that make deposits in the ‘trust bank’ so that big withdrawals can happen – and they will happen. For Entrepreneurial Operating System leaders, this is called transparency.
5 Powerful Questions for New Leaders & 1 Habit to Maintain Traction: Guest Post by David C. Baker
What are 5 powerful questions every new leader should get answers to? What is the one habit that new leaders should continue to practice as they work toward their goals and the goals of the organization during that first year? David C. Baker has worked extensively with leaders on building successful businesses. This post is about helping new leaders get traction in their new role and maintain it as they build their own legacy as a leader.
What The Heck is EOS? ~ A book review and 1 tip on how to use it
A book review: Have you heard about the new EOS book just released? It’s called What The Heck Is EOS? A Complete Guide for Employees in Companies Running on EOS by Gino Wickman and Tom Bouwer. I see EOS as a great method for creating a leadership development program within your business, providing the opportunity to develop as a leader while you work. Here’s a brief book report to help you decide if this might be a beneficial read.
Guest Post: Blue Collar Scholar, Jim Bohn – What is our Organizational Level Engagement?
What is more important than employee engagement? The Blue Collar Scholar, Jim Bohn, believes it is organizational level engagement. Here are the questions leaders should be asking themselves and others to assess it, build it, and lead it. Great conversations start with a question, and learn from Jim how you can start this conversation in your organization.
10 Daily Questions to Assess and Reset Your WORK as a Leader
How do you align your actions as a leader with the principles that form how you lead? Here are 10 questions from a leader who has honed the skill of resetting each day.
They’ll Love Your Questions – by my friend/mentor Mary Jo Asmus
A key leadership skill is asking questions to help people effectively solve the problems they face. Good things happen when leaders ask questions, listen, and support effectively. Learn a proven process for coaching people through problem solving from Mary Jo Asmus, a professionally certified coach and award winning blogger. These are powerful questions that people-centered leaders should have in their toolbox.
Let’s call it Trust Building, not Team Building
When I say team building, how many of you roll your eyes or audibly grown? It is a common response. Here is a story of how a challenge from a leader led me to an answer that will make team building go away and trust building take over for your team as a critical team health activity.
Social Media and Relationships: 3 headlines you will never see (for Leaders AND Parents)
Does technology improve our mental health and increase the health of our key relationships at work and at home? Here is some data meant for parents, but with an important impact on habits and key leadership skills.