To lead, you must also follow – the topic of leadership is a favourite of mine and it is certainly keenly discussed whenever I meet with clients – the challenges of motivating others to succeed as well as how to present and be perceived as a leader.For Companies to Scale, so must Leaders; Get Ready for the Golden Age; Are you a BRAVE Leader; What’s your Salary Cap?
According to a study by the Kauffman Foundation into the 5,000 fastest growing U.S. companies, two-thirds (or about 67 percent) either shrank in size, went out of business or were disadvantageously sold five to eight years later.Lightbulbs Versus Mandates; Level Up Leadership; Defining the Qualities of Leadership; How to be Great at Work
Lightbulbs versus mandates – as a leader, how many times have you unintentionally wasted your employees’ time with unnecessary work or a throwaway comment? Stanford Professor Bob Sutton’s ‘blueberry muffin’ story highlights a simple case that I’m sure we’ve all seen… and probably done ourselves.Using Feedback as a Tool; The Traits of Success; Building Leadership Likability; Influence, don’t Educate
Using feedback as a tool – how do you use feedback? Do you ask for it, or do you offer it? How do your employees react to feedback? A research study, run by New York University scientists, found that telling people they are receiving or giving feedback is a great way to put people on edge. Using challenging scenarios and heart-rate monitors, they found subjects in the study felt equally anxious offering feedback and receiving it.