Leadership

  • Coaching Employees Towards Their Strengths

Coaching Employees Towards Their Strengths

Coaching Employees Towards Their Strengths in a Post-Pandemic World

There is an interesting dichotomy within the business world. Every senior management team wants their employees to be top performers, and yet so many companies are not investing in talent development programs to make that happen. CEOs who recognize that an investment in their staff is an investment in the company’s long-term success, generally become a more competitive force within the marketplace.

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Leadership Styles and Toilet Paper

One of the most amusing aspects of the Covid-19 shutdown has been the consistent scarcity of toilet paper. In the 50+ years I’ve been alive, I can’t ever remember the shelves in the paper aisle at the grocery store standing bare week after week for months, and the dairy section having limited stock on a regular basis. The outcry from the pandemic certainly spanned the spectrum of emotional responses, and leadership styles quickly became apparent as well.

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  • Preparing Your Business for a Post-Pandemic World

Preparing Your Business for a Post-Pandemic World

These days you can’t open a web browser without some sort of Covid-19 resource, information or warning.  As business leaders, not only is it important to know what’s going on during a crisis, it’s even more important to guide those on your team towards how to maneuver through the “after-effects” of that crisis.

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Leadership Tactics in a Time of Crisis

Effective leadership is rapidly becoming essential as the coronavirus causes unforeseen changes within businesses across the U.S. As ABC News recently reported, more businesses are mandating employees work from home.  Managing a virtual workforce in the best of times takes great leadership skills.  During turbulent times such as these, it’s even more important to direct your staff and run the business well to reduce the chance of negatively affecting the bottom line or your customer base.

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  • Four Top Priorities for the New Decade

Four Top Priorities for the New Decade

January is normally a time of new decisions, new commitments, and new goals. This January is not only the new year of 2020, but it is also a new decade. Time flies, and since 2030 will be here before you know it, it’s important to look ahead and outline your leadership priorities to be sure you end the next decade well.

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Power of Asking Coworkers How They’re Doing

Have you ever been part of a team where people openly chat with each other about a variety of topics while they are working until “that manager” steps into the room?  “That Manager” is so hyper-focused on productivity, he/she considers all non-work conversations as useless interruptions and quickly shuts them down rather than seeing them as opportunities to create a sense of value among their staff.

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Restructuring Your Company’s Management Into 21st Century Leadership

“The age of management is dead!” says Jeffrey Hayzlett, a VIP contributor for Entrepreneur Magazine.  He follows with this statement: “Executives are no longer looking to micromanage everyday decisions; instead, they’re empowering other employers to implement and own the decisions that will propel the business forward.”  I agree with Hayzlett. Executives who focus on leading their teams rather than using an old school management style tend to keep up with the ever-changing business landscape to maintain high standards of performance.

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How Managers can Overcome Bias | Extraordinary Business

“The Eyes are the Windows to the Soul” quote is often used when referring to the true feelings of a person rather than what they are projecting through their words or body language.  I would also take this quote one step further and suggest that those “windows” are not only powerful for seeing into another person, but very powerful in how that person sees the world around them, projecting as bias.

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