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’.
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.
2 Free Resources to Learn and Grow as a leader
Learning + Doing = Growth. In an effort to support committed people-centered leaders here are my two articles on creating and managing gaps as leaders. I also include links to other favorite reads, and all of these are great summer reads because they are easy reads.
Getting beyond the superficial as leaders: 2 Tips
Superficial relationships tend to focus on the obvious and inspire nothing new. Leadership can be lonely, and yet I see leaders creating this condition by staying superficial. Here are two tips for moving beyond the superficial.
Are you a Giver or a Taker?
Are you a giver or a taker in your approach to leadership? Adam Grant’s book is a powerful exploration of that question and provides great research to educate us, offering givers things they can do to be more effective leading AND still be a giver. Learn about this book and the 8 values that define givers and takers.
Will you be my mentor? 4 Steps to make this effective.
Leaders committed to growing their company or being successful in their next big role need to have mentors. This includes anyone using the Entrepreneurial Operating System or experiencing a promotion to an executive-level role in an organization. Here are 4 steps for establishing an effective mentoring experience. As a bonus, I also provide a link to a single page document that provides all the details you need to be successful and building a great mentoring experience.
The ONE question leaders should answer hourly
I’ll soon be publishing a list of 5 books I recommend for leadership book clubs. A new addition is my favorite book I’ve read this year: Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith. Here is why every leader and EOS/Entrepreneurial Operating System® leader (or any people-centered leader) should read it.
Hope as a leadership strategy: 4 keys and 2 questions to help build one
Leadership is often about hope, especially in times of change and uncertainty. How do you harness the power of hope when leading? Create a hope formula and build a hope-filled leadership strategy.
Micro-manager or Micro-supporter? One tip for starting the change.
Are you a micro-manager or micro-supporter? There is a difference, and the team you have around you will mirror your style. The good news is you can change and have a higher performing team. The other good news is that the outcome will be worth the work. Here is a tip to doing it.
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 . . .
Powerful Question For Leaders – What is within your control?
What is within your control? A powerful question that digs through the complexity of a situation and helps us see our role in the solution. It is that simple, and not that easy. How do you, as a leader, respond to truth statements that come out of frustration, conflict, or just plain being busy? Here are three actions to consider the next time you go mining for what your team really believes. A big part of leadership is about great conversations – here are some tips to having some.