The experience of receiving tough feedback about culture is common - even for leaders who feel they value everyone on their teams. How leaders respond to questions of inclusion—a sense of belonging at work—is vitally important for staff moral, workplace climate, AND the long-term success of your business.Read More
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As a leader, separating venting from important questions and concerns takes time and patience. It can be a drag to listen to people complain without solutions or bring you their concerns without seeing their role in the problem. Tune into three areas from Cy Wakeman’s work to decrease drama at your organization.Read More
The old adage “There’s no such thing as a bad question” might feel like a slap in the face. Rather than good or bad questions, we like to think of questions as unhelpful or helpful. Some questions can help everyone get to a good outcome. Others do the opposite. Consider these subtle shifts to help you get the outcomes you are striving for when asking questions of your employees.
While Chris has been an active participant in the Summit for a few years now, Senior Business Advisor, Jana Sanchez , experienced her first Small Giants Summit this year. For those who are wondering if yet ANOTHER conference would really benefit them, here are a few of her observations that might help make your decision easier.Read More
We know leaders want the precious time they have with their teams to be productive and full of connection. It’s challenging to keep energy up when the stakes are high. Combat common issues leaders juggle when staring down the challenge of holding effective meetings with these helpful ideas.Read More
Despite many CEO’s best efforts, receiving accurate information about the state of the company and the status of employee engagement rarely makes it to their offices on its own. This problem spans all kinds of industries and reaches companies of all sizes.
Before you launch into next year, we invite you to stop and catch your breath. Reflecting on how this year’s efforts got you to where you are right now can make next year even better. Here are three tips to try before the end of 2018.Read More
If your company isn’t yet living in the ideal balance between planning and implementation, that’s pretty normal. We give you permission to go find your planning document, blow off the dust, and start to ponder. Take a deep breath. This need not be traumatic.Read More
It’s easy for your department leaders to get painted into the corner of their titles, defending their territory with the skills for which they were hired. But leaders on a great team learn to come out of their department corners and engage with their peers to find solutions that work for the whole organization.Read More
If recent and current events are any indication, discontinuous change is becoming the “new normal.” Living in this new reality could be a bit scary and unsettling - unless you are ready for it.Read More
You know as a leader, people are counting on you to help the organization. And you need everyone working together, giving their best, stretching themselves to be better. Sometimes, offering help feels riskier than its worth. Here’s one way to provide feedback that gets to results and builds your relationships.Read More
Most people believe leadership means directing people who work for you, "down" the organization.
Many other courageous and/or desperate souls do their best to lead up, helping their leaders help them.
Both of these styles can be useful and appropriate in the right contexts.
In my experience, the most overlooked and under-practiced form of leadership is peer leadership - influencing, supporting, and helping people at the same level grow and succeed.Read More
As a leader, you’re something of a gardener. It’s your job to nurture people and the culture so there’s a positive environment - a place where people are growing into their best selves, cultivating their talents, and working together for everyone’s benefit. Without tending, your company can become as unwelcoming as that gravel-strewn back lot of weeds.
Consider these five steps to tend your cultural garden as you work and lead.Read More
Leading change is one of the most challenging responsibilities for leaders - because of the pushback that surfaces in front of the change. How to help people move forward in three easy steps.Read More