Isn't that what we seek from a co-worker, boss, friend or even a fellow conference attendee? Open to new ideas, leaning forward, exploring the edges, impatient with the status quo... In a hurry to make something worth making.
Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential Information Management (blog) However, in working with leaders at all levels striving to strengthen their performance, listening skills aren't an issue some of the time; they are an issue nearly...
These days, people know a lot. Thousands of business books are published around the world each year. U.S. organizations alone spend more than $60 billion a year on training -- mostly on management training.
This first step is a heuristic designed to save time. These basic questions, applied to each solution, hopefully help you arrive at a decision quickly:
Ask yourself "what would happen if we don't do this?Are we solving a core problem, or working on context?What problem is being solved (prioritize problems over solutions)?How many customers/users does this solution benefit?Does the solution fit into your products strategic vision?Does the solution fit into your organizations strategic vision?How well does the solution fit into the roadmap in terms of timing?Are other high priority items in the backlog complemented either solution?
Do no harm as a leader. We have seen many positive components of leadership and spiritual leadership in blogs posted on this L2L blog. But there is more to leadership than just the positive we can do and grow in as leaders.
My last two articles Leaders Beware, Good People Bully Too and Unexpected Leadership Skills focused on how easy it is for managers, as I was, to bully their staff without even knowing that we are doing it.
It's always easier to spot bullying behavior in other managers."
At a recent seminar, a woman who helps run a community college stood up to ask a question. "Well, the bad news," she said, "is that we have to let everyone in. And the truth is, many of these kids...
Amy Melendez's insight:
From the article: "Everyone is capable of being generous, at least once. Everyone is capable of being original, inspiring and connected, at least once. And everyone is capable of leading, yes, even more than once.
When those that we've chosen to teach and lead write off people because of what they look like or where they live or who their parents are, it's a tragedy. Worse, we often write people off merely because they've been brainwashed into thinking that they have no ability to do more than they've been assigned. Well, if we brainwashed them into setting limits, I know we can teach them to ignore those limits."
General McClellan had significant character flaws that I believe serve as a warning signs to anyone in leadership. Ultimately, these cost him dearly: He lost Lincoln’s confidence, his job, and a run for the White House (against Lincoln).
Leadership is like Baskin Robbins ice cream offerings; there are many flavors. The world is now hungry for new and innovative ideas and concepts to replace the old worn out definitions that have served us for centuries.
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