Posts Tagged ‘team building’
Becoming an effective communicator in 12 Steps
Maybe you’ve been in that meeting. A manager reports on the progress of a project; they go on and on. They are on point, then off on a tangent, back to the topic to divert to a deviation. As an executive or director on the board, these communications are frustrating. You want to say, “Just…Read More
Do your employees LIVE your corporate values?
In today’s dynamic business landscape, organizations recognize that corporate values are crucial in shaping their identity, culture, and overall success. We don’t have to look very far to observe situations where the lack of core values has resulted in business failures, reputation damage, fines, legal settlements, and loss of shareholder value. However, values alone are…Read More
The Strategic Org Structure?
Most organizations have stuck with a legacy org structure where the functional silos are clearly defined. The challenge this kind of structure causes is to recognize and respond more quickly to the need for cross-functional and cross-silo projects and initiatives. The re-visualization of the org structure, functions, and roles should align with strategic objectives, not…Read More
Leading Change in Eight Steps
All teams have three participants: change agents, change neutrals, and change resistors. The key to leading change is empowering the change agents, influencing the change equivocators, and helping the change resistors understand the WIIFM (what’s in it for me). Here are the critical steps to leading change. First, identify who fits into these categories because…Read More
Building a purpose-driven team in 7 steps
Building an extraordinary team is essential for any organization to succeed. However, creating a high-performing team is a complex task, requiring a lot of effort, patience, and commitment from both the team leader and the team members. This article will discuss the steps necessary to build an extraordinary team. Building an extraordinary team requires effort,…Read More
DEIB must be done correctly!
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) has become a buzzword in the corporate world, with many organizations attempting to implement DEIB strategies. However, a feeble attempt at a DEIB strategy can be dangerous for the company and the individuals it aims to support. The first danger of a feeble attempt at a DEIB strategy is…Read More
Avoiding bad decisions
Decision-making is essential for any leader, but bad decisions can undermine your influence. One of the causes of poor decisions is cognitive biases. Cognitive biases are thinking patterns that lead people to make irrational or incorrect decisions. They can influence our judgment, perception, and interpretation of information, often without awareness. Cognitive biases can be dangerous…Read More
Before you jump into that leadership role, read this
Starting a new job as an executive is exciting and overwhelming. You are entering a new role or organization, and making a solid first impression is essential. There is a tendency to “jump right in” and make big decisions thinking you need to prove they made the right decision picking you. That would be a…Read More
The Pathway to an effective hybrid workforce
Out of necessity, the concept of a hybrid workforce has gained immense popularity due to the pandemic. However, out of urgency, most companies transitioned to a remote or hybrid workforce “on the fly.” Now companies are trying to build a sustainable hybrid model that balances the flexibility of remote work and the benefits of in-person…Read More