Does culture matter at your company? If it does, where do you start in order to make it stronger? Here is some help answering both of those questions – prepare to be challenged to add the title of Chief Culture Officer to your job description.
Do your people TRUST you as a leader? Here are three questions to test that by simply asking and listening. The hidden benefit of asking a great question and listening is that it actually builds trust.
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.
Trust and Truth. The two things I believe leaders need to be building and leveraging every day. Now it is supported by research and tied to behaviors every people-centered leader should be focused on practicing. Here is a free study guide for a group of leaders to use to read the article and translate it into action. My core value is Learning + Doing = Growth. This is a gift for you that I guarantee will have an impact on your effectiveness as a leader.
Documize. In a recent EOS session, I uttered this word and the response from the team reminded me what a gift a safe environment for learning and working can be. It also provided me with an opportunity to demonstrate what leading in a safe environment looks like. What are you doing to create safety today?
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.
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 . . .
Is there a talent shortage? Yes. The numbers all point to a tightening labor market. When I do an occassional project in this space here is what I see. Remember, the goal of a good search is to look more attractive as an employer than the other companies that are looking. Here are some tips . . .
Talent management is about having great conversations. Having a great conversation starts with an invitation, and too often leaders get focused on who does not participate vs focusing on who does. Here are 2 tips for leaders who are starting the process of one-on-ones, team meetings, or monthly strategy sessions as a way of generating more purposeful conversations with their people.
A key conversation and habit for any leader is the one on one. Here is the second rule for leaders doing one one ones – letting the owner be the individual, not the leader. Talent management is about great conversations, and this one will be more effective if the ownership is not with the leader.
Succession planning is probably the most strategic talent management conversation, it is also the hardest. Here are 8 questions to ask before starting this key talent management process. The outcome of this talent management process should be a great conversation, but getting there requires clear expectations and knowing the barriers people have to overcome. Start with these 8.