Warning: This post may not be politically correct or conform to the current expected narrative. If you are easily offended you may want to skip this one. In a recent leadership development class, a woman expressed frustration that, as a woman, her voice was not always heard or taken seriously.… Read More »The Problem With Categories
Effective communication and collaboration between departments are vital for a successful business. However, breaking down barriers and fostering synergy can be tricky. From silos to differing priorities, navigating these challenges requires a thoughtful approach. In this article, courtesy of The Daedalus Group, we explore powerful strategies that can enhance interdepartmental… Read More »Creating a Culture of Collaboration: Effective Techniques for Interdepartmental Communication
It’s that time again when graduates transition from the halls of academia and into the real world. So, this article from last year is still relevant. Its graduation season again. Young people, and some not so young, have rightly celebrated great achievements and are now looking forward to the start… Read More »A Word to Recent Graduate’s New Leaders
No one’s perfect and when the average imperfect individual finds him or herself in a leadership position, there are suddenly many more opportunities to mess up. As the scope of responsibility grows, the likelihood of making mistakes increases. Here are some common mistakes leaders make that have nothing to do… Read More »Mistakes Leaders Make
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last month, you’ve no doubt heard of Southwest Airlines difficulties with holiday travel. Passengers found themselves stuck in places they didn’t intend to stay while their luggage found separate places to hang out for the holidays. The airline, whose stock symbol… Read More »Leadership Lessons from Southwest Airlines
You’re a good leader. Your team is successful, but there is one team member who is always contrary, who always causes trouble, and who is keeping your team from reaching the high levels you know they’re capable of. You have a toxic team member What do you do? This can… Read More »Do You Have a Toxic Team Member?
It seems that leadership and civility would be an easy discussion. Alas, it is not. Civility is a concept that seems to be lost in today’s society even though it is absolutely essential for good teams. A cultural shift has been happening and now it seems that being civil means… Read More »Leadership and Civility
Do you encourage a feeling of employee ownership in the company? Should you? I was speaking with a group of business owners a few years ago when the discussion swerved into how much they should tell their workers about company financials. The catalyst for this discussion was a complaint by… Read More »Is a Feeling of Employee Ownership Important?
As I scroll through LinkedIn I see lots of pictures of people being recognized for joining a team, some accomplishment, or just being them. Recognition is great and I hope you are recognizing the people on your teams. Recognition is an important part of creating the motivational environment that will… Read More »Recognition: A Picture is Not Enough