The 5 Absolute Worst Kinds of Bosses TIME The “crooked politician:” “Politically skilled leaders are perceived to be more ethical than politically unskilled leaders,” writes Paul Harvey, a management professor at the University of New Hampshire, in...
Graeme Reid's insight:
How many do you recognise? It is no wonder that so many people end up disengaged at work.
How you end your day is just as important as how you begin it. Here are eight tips that will close your today right, leaving you well prepared for tomorrow. (7 great end-of-the-day tips that can lead to increased personal #productivity.
What do you get when you cross your grandmother’s advice with the latest research in neuroscience?
According to Eric J. McNulty, this unlikely intersection holds the key to being a good leader. As the director of research at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, McNulty is often asked to recommend the latest and greatest reads on leadership. What he’s discovered is that books on brain science serve up sage insights more often than the traditional title penned from the corner office. He’s also observed that scientific research on the brain reveals what his grandma knew all along.
It's a great lesson to learn that giving praise for what went well rather than criticising a small failure in an otherwise successful project. It goes back to recognising others and thye contribution they make.
In LEAD1, the new managers focus on how emotional intelligence will assist them to show up as leaders by managing themselves first, taking charge of their own emotions and behaviors so they can be effective role models ...
Fed Ex introduced a leadership development programme that delivered positive results. A blended training programme based on emotional intelligence with specific coaching for 6 months on chosen areas for improvement proved very successful.
The lack of self-awareness in poor leaders is what concerns me the most. The emotional intelligence to understand how your actions can affect others is the most important characteristic of a great leader.
Sometimes, our smarts get in the way of decision making. Add a deluge of big data and it’s a wonder everyone isn’t a waffler. So when you’re wading through the pros and cons, it may help to flip a coin.
RT @Dr_Zimmerman: #Leadership Blog http://t.co/mSg0Ql8zeZ As A Leader, Are You Reinforcing The Right Behaviors?
Graeme Reid's insight:
Far too often organisations espouse certain values and then reward completely different behaviours. Many of the professional service organisations that I worked with emphasised teamwork and sharing leads with other functions and then rewarded personal fee income - and then were surprised by the lack of teamwork!!
Pop quiz: What form of currency never fluctuates with the market?
Answer? Your reputation.
Your actions + what others say about you = your reputation. This small formula is the most powerful leverage you have in business — and in life, for that matter.
While people say you shouldn’t be concerned about what others think, I’m wary of that advice. Whether it’s a vendor cutting you a great deal, a hiring manager considering offering you a position, or someone with purchasing power, others often decide your fate. All it takes is a small sway from a trusted contact to either get you in or push you out.
Your reputation iboth at work and in your personal life is so important. There are 10 simple tips in this article to enhance your reputation and if you can tick them all I bet you already have a great reputation.
These are the key findings of a study presented this week at the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference in Brighton.
Rebecca J. Jones of Aston Business School in Birmingham examined 24 different studies of work place coaching. When compared to other types of more popular workplace development tools: coaching had a greater impact on performance.
Great advice! Coaching really can have a significant impact on your performance - just look at the massive improvement Stan Wawrinka made in just one year with his new coach. You can achieve exactly the same in the business world.
Very interesting list of factors which Google has identified in good managers. It is essential to have the respect of the team, set clear goals, be focussed on the results and then support the team in reaching those goals. Listening - not telling is the key skill. It is not surprising to know that Google have a very strong coaching culture.
Put another way - empowering your people is the key. There are many outdated management practices which need to be addressed. For instance why is it still seen as a good thing to be spending so long at your desk - all the research shows diminishing returns poor decisionmaking etc when people are at work for long periods?
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