When we were babies the world was our oyster. When we wanted something we were determined to get it! Nothing and no-one could prevent us from achieving our goal. If asking didn’t work, we would try ‘puppy’ eyes. Then shouting. Then crying. Throwing ourselves onto the floor in a tantrum would be an option too. And then we would go back to asking nicely. But we wouldn’t stop until we got exactly what we wanted.
Let’s face it, sometimes it feels good to complain.
To grumble about our workloads, our partners, our bosses/colleagues, money, petrol prices, taxes… the economy! And if all that happens to be perfect – the typical British weather will definitely take a hit!
When we complain about something to somebody who is willing to listen, we experience a peculiar sense of relief. The fact that our listeners nod and sympathize with us...
"Embracing change requires you yourself to experience the changes you’re asking your organization to undergo."
Our client is now desperately hoping his division’s leaders will embrace change, maybe even a Blue Ocean Strategy. They’ve reached a dangerous tipping point that could risk the future of their business.
To ignite change, you need to do it yourself first. ____________________
American actor Will Rogers once said, “Never miss a good chance to shut up.”
I think he has a point. Rarely, though, do we consider that effective communication also means keeping quiet. Nothing can be more effective in reaching understanding than a well-placed pause, a time when we step back and listen, not only to others but also to ourselves.
Open your eyes and heart to listen. There have been numerous instances when I just listened and kept quiet. The other person cried and the tears made him lighter.He could face the situation in a better way.
Few days ago I observed my son enjoying his rocking horse for some time. I watched him as he rocked back and forth, back and forth and back and forth again… You see, these rocking horses work very hard, constantly moving backwards and forwards without ever actually going anywhere. People often do this in business and in many ways we are like these horses without even realising. We spend more time ‘rocking’ instead of ‘progressing.’ Curious of how these rockers do it? Allow me to share with you their three simple tips:
The “law of replication” says that like begets like. This applies especially to leadership. Like it or not, you will replicate yourself. Your followers will adopt your behaviors, habits, and mannerisms.
A highly motivated team of employees, will do wonders for the peace of mind of any business owner, and they will usually deliver an improved bottom line result for any business.
Unfortunately, the management actions of many business owners and managers, act more as demotivators causing a fall off in the overall performance of the employees concerned.
This excellent article, suggests that there are common ways to ensure that employees become challenged, inspired and motivated, and it provides 10 of these for business owners and managers to consider implementing.
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Do you find leadership daunting? Even scary? I do. Frankly, I think we should. Leading others carries a huge responsibility. It is not for the faint of heart, for those afraid of being wrong, for those who want comfort and stability, or for those who need external affirmation.
Since 2008 and the recession, employees have gone into survival mode. They are surviving work. This means doing what it takes to make a buck and stay afloat. Sometimes that means losing their home to foreclosure in order to pay their other bills, moonlighting at a second job, or working at a crappy job that didn’t give a damn.
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