â€œIâ€™m not sure about that new guy. He doesnâ€™t seem to be fitting in and doesnâ€™t seem to know what heâ€™s doing. Whyâ€™d you hire him?â€ Ever have someone walk into your office and say something like this? Ever find yourself wondering why a new person on the team isnâ€™t fitting… Read More »Leadership 101: Team Dynamics and the New Hire
O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! Robert Burns Improving leadership communication is a critical part of your leadership development. One way to be more effective is to understand what we donâ€™t hear. With apologies to Robert Burns, we also don’t hear ourselves as… Read More »Leadership Communication: Did They Hear What You Really Meant
Why is there conflict within my team? Why does it seem like John and I can’t communicate? Why can’t this be one of those high performance teams I hear about? How do I cut the drama? Have you asked yourself questions like these? The best part of working with people… Read More »Leading High Performance Teams â€“ How Can I Cut the Drama?
I’m reflecting this week on what I learned about crisis management from a particularly experienced instructor pilot in the Air Force helicopter rescue unit were we were both assigned. He said that, in an emergency, the first thing to do is “hack the clock.” I wrote about this in August… Read More »3-Step Business Crisis Management for Leaders [infographic]
Developing leadership communication skills is a critical aspect of your leadership development. How can effective leaders communicate in a concise, professional manner?
A good leader doesn’t have to bark orders to get good work from their team There was a time when most business executives had previous service in the military. Broadly speaking, that was good news for their companies. A study by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University found… Read More »Civilian or military, leadership rests on the same basics