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To lead, you must also follow; Know your model; Curbing burnout to boost wellness; To improve global prosperity, hire better managers
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.
Over the summer break it was useful to make time for some reflection on 2017, and part of that included the #ScaleUp17 conference in St Louis, Missouri. On reviewing my learning from the conference, there were five key speakers whose wisdom I’d like to share with you as we accelerate into 2018.