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6 Ways To Make Your Leadership And Workplace Fun Again

6 Ways To Make Your Leadership And Workplace Fun Again | Leadership | Scoop.it
People desire a “leadership refresh” in their organizations.

Via John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA, Chery Gegelman, David Hain, Miklos Szilagyi
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Chery Gegelman's curator insight, November 3, 2013 1:01 AM

What have you done or experienced that made your workplace fun again?  

David Hain's curator insight, November 3, 2013 4:38 AM

We perform, learn and treat others better when we are having fun.  How much is there in your workplace?

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, November 4, 2013 3:14 AM

Now, that's a tricky area... there are bosses who says straight: "OK, it's work, we pay them, let1s them find fun elsewhere..." Do you think it's so rare? Well, I don't think so... might be that the time is mature not to show this in full scale but that it's there in lots of bosses' mind, you know, I have made already less sure bets, too...

 

1. Allow people to fail, encourage them to test their ideas - one of the most controversial - how many times is it still OK? I understand but come on... even at home,  with your loved family, just try to reframe it...:-)))

2. Build team that last - yes, absolutely, that's may favorite, I have always done that, it's crucial, true... the type of "people are interchangeable" is laughing staff... while of course, they (we) are... but that's another level, please...

3.  Hold no secrets, be a good communicator - yes and know and work on it... try to be as open and transparent as possible (what you are not saying they will found out, and the result might be disastrous because they will not necessarily have a good guess... they might guess much worse than the reality... so, transparency pays...). To be a good communicator might be difficult for some, but a passable level is learnable for anyone... work on it...

4. Be the real you, don't hide behind the title... you know what? Everybody will read you more or less exactly... even when you try to hide... it's a looser game if you try (and how many try it...)... no alternative, I think...

5. Keep people on their toes... as McCormack has written: "110%" (perhaps today his book's title would be "130%" who knows...) Never allow your employees to get complacent... that's important and difficult to keep... tough one...

6. Keep it simple, make it fun... true... for that you should be such a guy who has the right mix of serious and fun.... not many I have met such.... but good luck...:-)))

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My employees reviewed me, and I kind of suck. — on management — Medium

My employees reviewed me, and I kind of suck. — on management — Medium | Leadership | Scoop.it
I am the CEO at Happy Cog, a digital design studio.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, November 14, 2013 10:43 AM

I love this post from the CEO at Happy Cog.  His honesty and transparency is something we need so much from the big boss.  

 

Most importantly, his courage in not only being reviewed but to talk about it and why it is importantly!

 

Here is a very good section about his advice to others:

 

Reality: I waited too long.If I can offer any advice to people in my position, it’s please don’t wait to get a candid assessment of what your coworkers think of how you’re steering the ship. Chances are, you’re not as smooth as you think.
Also, only by subjecting yourself to the same processes and protocols you impose on your colleagues will you truly understand how they impact them. You’re not immune.

 

 

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, November 14, 2013 11:19 AM

Here is a very good section about his advice to others:

 

Reality: I waited too long.

 

If I can offer any advice to people in my position, it’s please don’t wait to get a candid assessment of what your coworkers think of how you’re steering the ship.

 

Chances are, you’re not as smooth as you think. 


Also, only by subjecting yourself to the same processes and protocols you impose on your colleagues will you truly understand how they impact them. You’re not immune.

 

For the full article, go to:  https://medium.com/on-management/124f242a0352

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 14, 2013 12:46 PM

It works when employees feel they can be honest. We did the same thing several years ago and basically were told not to say anything negative or we would be out of the profession. Sometimes silence says enough. I left my survey blank.