The human body is amazing. It even comes with its own clock. This internal, or biological clock tells us when itâ€™s time to eat and sleep. It will council us that, yes there are only two episodes of Lucifer left but it really is time to go to bed. So how can you help your team memberâ€™s circadian rhythm?
This concept of, â€œfake it â€˜till you make itâ€ is very bad advice for leaders. You will get caught faking it, most likely fairly quickly, and will lose any respect your team may have for you.
Too often the requirement to be a follower is interpreted to mean, â€œDo as youâ€™re told and donâ€™t argue.â€ Sometimes that may be necessary, but usually that approach does not benefit the team or the leader. A better approach is to support the leader.
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. My own experience has proven this to be true. As the scope of responsibility grows, the likelihood of making mistakes increases. To avoid many common mistakes, make these five actions the core of your approach to your leadership responsibilities.
How do you evaluate a potential leader? You need to ask yourself a few questions and observe for the answers.
You know you should develop future leaders. It’s one of your primary leadership responsibilities. But how do you find those future leaders? How do you know if someone will be successful as a leader?
There’s been considerable discussion about mandated, paid sick-leave over the last few years. Proponents say providing paid sick leave is something businesses should do. Opponents say it’s too expensive.
The current situation with Covid has changed this discussion some, but at some point we’ll be back to talking about things like flu or a sick child. So, let’s examine the question from two points of view.
Employees want to be able to stay home when they are ill and not take a financial hit. That seems reasonable.
Employers don’t want to pay someone for not working. That too seems reasonable.
Have you ever heard, “That person has no values”? What that usually means is, “That person’s values are so different from mine that I don’t recognize them.”
It’s common to do a deep post mortem when things go wrong or failure happens. How come we donâ€™t put as much effort into learning from our successes?
A dhub dhub is an odd looking creature that can be found in parts of the Middle East. Full grown they are about 2 â€“ 3 feet long and look like a prehistoric cross between an alligator and a lizard with the beak of a snapping turtle. They aren’t particularly friendly, but aren’t aggressive either. They burrow into the ground and are content to just be left alone.
Apparently, unknown to me, several of the guys had found one of these dhub dhubs near the parking ramp and had adopted it.