Personal Leadership Philosophy
“Sure, I know where we’re going, follow me.” As you set off for the restaurant with friends in tow, you are filled with confidence. But… Read More »“Follow me!” Are you ready to say this?
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I had been a commander of a flying training squadron for a few months. One Monday morning I was getting ready to go into work… Read More »What do you do when you fall short as a leader? (Pictograph)
Our leadership students come from many different companies. Most come from companies with great cultures that take an active interest in their employees and develop… Read More »Stuck in a toxic work culture? Three thoughts on what to do.
Your teenage daughter walks in to the house after school looking sullen and without her characteristic after school greeting. You ask, “How was school?” “Fine” is the answer. But a few seconds later the slam of a bedroom door indicates to you that everything, indeed, is not fine. The silent treatment continues into dinner despite your efforts to find out what the problem is. Thank goodness at work you get to deal with mature adults where nothing like this ever happens, right? Right.
You’ve noticed that Bill, one of your team members, isn’t his usual self. In fact, it seems like he is being downright rude. He’s doing the work, mostly, but he’s not being as punctual and you are finding more than the usual number of errors in his stuff. He also has been kind of sarcastic in meetings. Not to the point of open insubordination, but still, it’s getting annoying. You finally ask, “Bill, everything OK?” “It’s fine.” Sound familiar?Read More »That cold shoulder just might be feedback…Are you listening?
A sign in the office of a general I worked for in the Pentagon read “Feed Your Troops First.” The sign wasn’t behind the General’s… Read More »Feed Your Troops First – Leadership 101