Leadership fundamentals training sounds basic and it is. But that doesn’t mean the skills we present are not applicable to your individual situation. In fact, good application of basic leadership skills can make you most successful. Jack gave me a hard time for the entire three-day leadership course, constantly complaining… Read More »Leadership Fundamentals Training – Why Knowing How to Apply Basic Leadership Skills is Essential
How Developing Future Leaders Accelerates Company Growth – Create a Leadership Development Program to Identify and Train Your Future Leaders
How does developing future leaders accelerate company growth? Simply because you, the owner or senior leader, can’t do it all. As your company grows the leadership skills of supervisors and managers become increasingly important. To meet that challenge, you need a leadership development program that can accurately identify and train… Read More »How Developing Future Leaders Accelerates Company Growth – Create a Leadership Development Program to Identify and Train Your Future Leaders
This is not a political statement. In fact, for this I urge you to put your political leanings aside. It’s important for leaders to learn from the lessons presented to them in everyday life. Much of what I have learned about leadership, both good and bad, came from observing and… Read More »What Can You Learn From the Response to the Virus?
In leading your team, think of diversity not as race, ethnicity, gender, or any other category. For you, as a leader, diversity refers to just one concept – individuals.
Customers complain. It’s a fact of business life. Sometimes they have a valid complaint, but often they’re just cranky, having a bad day, or upset because they can’t find what they’re looking for. Whatever has set them off, they are likely to take it out on an employee. But if… Read More »What Customer Complaints May Really Mean
“Bring your team together with these team shirts.” The commercial showed groups of happy, smiling people, all wearing the same shirts with the company logo. The narrator explained that teams would be more productive when they wore the same clothes because they would feel more like a real team. Nice… Read More »Clothes Don’t Make the Team
Does someone who has a healthy bank account seem like they are successful? Perhaps you see famous people or someone who has made it to the top of their profession as successful. How do you define success? That might seem to be an easy question to answer at first. But… Read More »What Does it Mean to be a Success?
The beach was getting farther and farther away. My arms were starting to hurt, but no matter how hard I swam, the beach continued to get smaller and smaller. I realized I was headed out to sea and panic was beginning to build. There’s a phenomenon in the ocean called… Read More »Is Your Team Headed Out to Sea?
Introvert or extrovert. Most psychological tests apply this label and in popular definitions, extroverts are seen as outgoing, fun-loving, and gregarious. Introverts are seen as inward-focused, quiet, and maybe even standoffish. The Daedalus Group uses the My HardWired™ Leadership Styles Assessment and like most such instruments, it identifies introversion and… Read More »Introvert and Extrovert: Labels, Not Capabilities
Do you keep information from your team? How much should you share with them? It’s a topic that always generates lively discussion in our workshops. Many leaders lean toward sharing minimal information; or at least sanitized information. I’ve always appreciated bosses who will tell me what’s going on. I remember… Read More »Shhh…It’s a Secret