Staff feedback can improve your effectiveness as a leader and your firm’s profitability. However, most people running their own professional firm fear it, or assume that staff will give it “if there’s a problem”, rather than seek feedback from...
When her first employees quit, Stephanie Muller didn’t think much of it. To Stephanie, a German-born marketing executive for a global engineering company in the U.S., these were underperforming employees, and she was fine to see them go.
We’ve all worked with people we may not trust. No matter what you do – interact with them differently, keep a paper trail – you can’t shake your unease around your interactions with them. Yet you’re still expected to produce quality work as a team.
Where does truly effective power in management originate? Effective managers either intuitively know or have learned through trial and error that real power comes only through empowering those around you
My colleagues and I are often asked to ‘decode’ the process of business transformation and provide the repeatable ‘formula’ for success. I guess this is understandable given that widely quoted statistic – you know the one – that 70% of all change efforts fail. In a way, this interest in our work is very humbling.… Read the rest of this post & join the discussion →
“To be motivated means to be moved to do something. A person who feels no impetus or inspiration to act is thus characterized as unmotivated, whereas someone who is energized or activated toward an end is considered motivated.
A 2013 study by cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato from Leiden University found that people who go for a walk or ride a bike four times a week are able to think more creatively than people who lead a sedentary life. .
“Can you help our organization be more innovative?” the prospective client asks. “Yes we can,” we reply. And then comes a series of our insightful discovery questions aimed at understanding what they actually mean by ...
There is an adage that goes, “Authority is the last resort of the inept and frustrated.” Parents who have found themselves relying on “…because I said so” to direct a reluctant child know the truth of the adage.
Jean Brittingham: Values are the basis for sustainability decisions and are key to companies' value propositions, shows new Katerva survey for the Guardian (What are your personal #values & do they have a place in the company you work for?
Influence is becoming more and more challenging. It’s hard enough to attract attention, much less retain it or use that attention to shape the behavior of others. And yet, in a world of scarce resources and mounting pressure, the ability to influence others becomes more and more central to the ability to set big things in motion.