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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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
Have you ever felt like you wanted your team members to be more proactive? Most leaders genuinely want to empower their teams. We know it is not effective or scale-able to have one person doing all the thinking for the group.
Yet when we try to encourage our team members to take ownership and solve problems, often we unwittingly sabotage ourselves with Solutions in Disguise.Read More
It's easier to regularly invest small amounts of time and energy into our most important relationships than it is to wait until major repair work is needed. And dealing with conflict in the workplace when it's an occasional vibration under the hood may prevent full-on relationship engine failure.Read More
Whether you are an individual contributor, a department head, or a CEO answering to a board, you can often find yourself in the position of being asked to do more work than is possible given the time and resources available.
The bad news is I don’t have a magic formula for adding infinitely more work capacity.
The good news is I do have some magic phrases for responding to requests (or demands) for more work in a way that manages your capacity while still being a good team player.Read More
By definition, conflict doesn't feel healthy. However, if it's done right, conflict can be an incredibly powerful tool for your team. Our new Marketing Director and Clarity Promoter, Jana, talks about what it's like to start working with people who practice healthy conflict.Read More