Leadership Matters An orchestra is a great example of a high-performing team. How well are your employees playing together? Are they playing in harmony, or are they slightly out of tune?
Leadership Matters On-boarding a new team member shouldn't be left to chance. Make sure that it's a great experience that ensures they are glad they joined your team.
Leadership Matters Look out! In workplaces across the globe, conventional wisdom is being thrown out the window. Everything around us seems to be in flux — from how we conduct ourselves to how we manage others. Here are six factors transforming the workplace today.
Leadership Matters New Year's resolutions aren't just for your personal life, new year's resolutions can also transform your work life. Here are 4 new year's resolutions to build your high performing team.
Leadership Matters Learn the four questions we ask ourselves consciously or subconsciously about our colleagues. Are you four yeses or for noes?
Leadership Matters Nobody likes to give tough feedback, yet we will all need to do so at some point. Whether you are delivering good news or bad news here are five ways to ensure a successful conversation.
Leadership Matters Moving from individual contributor to manager is a critical career transition for everyone. Don't leave it to chance and assume your new manager understands what is expected. The best leaders help their new managers successfully navigate this transition.
Leadership Matters Both organizational change and personal change are hard. Unlearning old habits and relearning new ones requires resiliance and persistance.
Leadership Matters Change is the one constant in all our lives, professional and personal. However while most of us know we should be doing, there is often a disconnect in what we actually choose to do, whether you are leading a major corporate change or a personal change.
Leadership Matters You can't be successful in business, or in life, unless you are successful in cultivating your professional relationships. Here are four guaranteed ways to damage your professional relationships.
Leadership Matters We all struggle to let go at times, however learning to delegate, to allow others to decide how to complete a task is a critical skill that all of us need to pay attention to.
Leadership Matters How many hours a week do you spend at work with your colleagues? 40? 50? 60? How many hours a week do you spend with family and friends? My guess is that, like many of the leaders I work with, you spend more time with your co-workers than you do at home. Creating career allies, nurturing professional relationships is critical for your success.
Leadership Matters In today's hyperconnected and increasingly global workforce it is common to find teams who have never met in person. If you are part of a virtual team how can you build a sense of connection and relationships with your virtual team members?
Leadership Matters Giving presentations and communicating to groups of people, whether to your team, your company or at a conference, is a fact of life for most of us. Don't rely on the school of hard knocks, here's solid advice to avoid letting any nerves get the better of you.
Leadership Matters Many teams focus time and effort on what needs to get done, the results that need to be delivered. Unfortunately, when the interpersonal relationships are not nurtured, a high-performing team tends to plateau and may fragment and become toxic.
Leadership Matters Are you living the corporate equivalent of a halloween nightmare? This article provides 3 steps for changing your organization or team culture from a potential nightmare to one where people look forward to coming to work and where they can thrive.
Leadership Matters Moving to a new job, company or team are a fact of life for most of us. These are the milestone transitions in every career path. Don't take chances, make sure you successfully navigate your next change by following these steps.
Leadership Matters Everyone is in the "war for talent" looking to attract and retain those “A” players, the rock stars. However, not all “A” players are winning the “Presidents Club” awards, working with your customers or in a high profile role. The challenge is knowing what a rock star looks like in your office, and identifying the unsung heroes who may be delivering outstanding results without fanfare and hoopla.
Leadership Matters We all know the metaphor of the ‘elephant in the room.' The issue we see, the discomfort we feel, but over time become used to living with. When did you last skirt an issue or ignore the elephant in the room? Unfortunately, unlike Jurassic World, when we do this the happy ending isn’t guaranteed.
Leadership Matters In my experience, soft skills are the "secret sauce" to effective leadership. However, when I talk to leaders in companies around the nation, those “soft skills” are often overlooked as a priority when organizations focus on the development of emerging leaders. Here are six things that make for great leadership. If you can be effective in these, then your reputation will skyrocket.