Great leaders know how to communicate. But written communication sometimes needs help. Here’s a quick tip for becoming better communicator when you write.
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An old mentor taught me some great lessons in a woodshop. I later discovered those practical tips apply to good leadership too. Hear more of the story now.
Recently I had the opportunity to appear on a podcast hosted by Todd Westra. Todd’s show is called “The Leadership in Business Podcast.” Here is the full show.
Large companies spend lots of time and money developing, coaching and directing a leadership framework. Does a small business need one too? In this episode, I explore this question.
As the world around us is faced with the Coronavirus pandemic, leaders in all walks of life must step up t oprovide the calm. But as a leader spends his or her energy doing that, where do YOU go to find calm. I say you get with other leaders.
So I’ve dedicated a new series called Leaders Helping Leaders. I’ve opened my podcast studio to host a panel of experts, leaders in their own fields, to discuss what we can do.
As we learn a new normal for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, we’re all struggling to balance and react. Leaders need to provide a calming effect. But how do you do that when you feel your own world is upside down?
Do you remember the last time you took something out of the freezer and stuck it in the microwave? You were hoping for a tasty treat. But when the buzzer went off, you grabbed your food and stuck your fork in only to find a frozen middle.
The edges were hot and bubbly, but the center was just as cold as when you got it out of the fridge.
In today’s ever-increasing complexity of business, companies of all sizes are developing frozen middles.
What exactly does that mean?
What do you think of when someone says something about a stepping stone? The origin comes from placement of stones across a stream so that a pedestrian can walk across the flow of the water without getting wet.
I like to picture these stones when I think of key people who have been major influencers in my life. Likely, you too have had mentors or significant personalities that have played a role as a stepping stone in your life.
Bubble wrapping is great for shipping delicate collectibles. But if you sit as CEO, Owner or manager in a company, you cannot afford to let yourself get bubble-wrapped as a leader. Today’s podcast explores how and why you might be getting insulated and isolated at work. And we talk about ways to avoid this dysfunctional leadership style.
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Spend any time at a particular company and you will find yourself part of an informal network. This network is above and beyond the boxes on the org chart.
Your ability to build and effectively manage the networks around you might just be the single biggest advantage you might have as a leader.
In this episode, we’re going to explore the significance of managing networks (people networks) inside your company.
Are you a manager who is wondering about being a better leader? There is a difference. Here’s a short, simple explanation to get you thinking about leadership at work, at home, or in the community.