As a leader, problem-solving is a critical skill that you use every day. But have you ever found that the stress and anxiety that comes along with trying to solve a problem can actually make it all worse? If so, you're not alone.
Are you a talented person? Whether you see yourself that way or not, you need to know that you have at least one natural talent.
Following last week’s post, the second characteristic of an effective team is the ability to engage in a Healthy Conflict. This is where we address the tough issues with a constructive, yet passionate debate.
In an HBR article, it was reported that 75% of employees say their “boss is the most stressful part of their workday.” While the levels of stress and anxiety have clearly risen over the past year, the thought that we as leaders are part of the problem should be a wake-up call.
Since her 2010 TEDx talk, Brené Brown has delivered vulnerability front and centre as a key part of being human, and in leading others. Like previous disruptions to the conventional view of leadership, many of us have struggled with how to apply her well-researched concepts into our daily leadership practice.
From time to time, as a leader you need to make a strategic shift that challenges the status quo for your team members. Don’t be surprised when there is great resistance to this new direction.
What is worse than being fired? Being ignored. As a leader, ignoring one or more team members is a form of punishment, and most of us never think of the impact.
When goals are clearly articulated and accepted, there are many advantages for individuals and organisations. But should goals be mutually agreed to, or do they need to come from on high?
...is the buzz word of the moment. The reality is that it is just good change management. To pivot is when leaders Energise Action in their teams so that they let go of the past and move towards a viable future.