New leaders don’t spend nearly enough time and effort being intentional about how they show up and how they spend their own time. The effort they devote to forming meaningful connections with the people in the organization is almost an afterthought.
There is no question that producing results in your accountability is a prerequisite for being successful throughout your career. Without producing results, you will not even get on the game board for promotion, results earn you the right to play the game.
In his TED talk titled “Want to be happy? Be grateful”, David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk makes the point that happiness arises when we avail ourselves of the opportunity presented by each moment in life. Even in difficult circumstances opportunity still exists and happiness is available.
In my experience it's very important to strive to be happy in what you do as people would rather work with and be led by a happy person than an unhappy one.
Most managers know the obvious consequences of not delegating and not delegating effectively. However, there are consequences that are not so obvious that you may want to consider if you are not delegating or not delegating effectively
Whilst being a salesperson might come naturally to you, many entrepreneurs find it uncomfortable. After all, salespeople in many circles have a reputation of being untrustworthy, sometimes sleazy and a bit uncouth (all, by the way, very undeserving labels based on the many sales people I have met).
Helping people achieve or get what they need is one of the best things you can do in life and in business.
We know that we need good business acumen, but we also need to have the emotional intelligence that allows us to effectively serve and care for team members. We also need to be competent, and we need to be able to inspire others with a positive visio...
As a leadership coach and team performance consultant I am highly aware of the influence leaders have on the culture and behaviours of their organisation and it is something that is firmly on my agenda when working with them.
"The Business Adviser" brought to you by Trumans on Radio Blue Mountains 20 April 2015
Lawrence Atkinson discusses with Vent Thomas and Dianne Davis 3 key areas for business success. Not the only issues to be considered when running a small business, but issues that are important never-the-less.
If you said “no” to any of the above, you’re probably not indispensable to your employer. But you should strive to be, says Chris Gaborit, managing director and cofounder of The Learning Factor, in a recent LinkedIn post.
In the post, Gaborit offers keys to becoming indispensable at work.
“I decided to get some wisdom from people I respect,” he says. “I asked some of our best clients — senior managers who work for global companies. These people have walked the walk; they have been bulletproof when it comes to restructuring.”
Here are two ways to become indispensable at work:
The best managers make a concerted effort to get to know their employees and help them feel comfortable talking about any subject, whether it is work related or not. A productive workplace is one in which people feel safe -- safe enough to experiment, to challenge, to share information and to support one another. In this type of workplace, team members are prepared to give the manager and their organization the benefit of the doubt. But none of this can happen if employees do not feel cared about.
Much of what a leader does can seem unproductive at times. For someone wired for production — progress — checklist completion — even wasted. I’ll admit, even though I know this in my leadership knowledge, I have to discipline myself to practice them sometimes. Yet, every good leader I know specializes in intangible actions that …
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