On the shoulders of a recent blog post focused on caring about your employees, to really develop people you must pinpoint positive behavior and let your direct reports know you saw, respected and valued their exact behavior in that moment. Eliminate “atta-boys” from your repertoire…and replace them with heartfelt, genuine acknowledgement.
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“Toto, I’ve a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore” – Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz. As all of us have experienced, business has evolved dramatically since 2008. One of the areas most affected is account management with business partners. For many years you only needed a team of reactive people who could […]
I’ve coached many leaders and the one area that often is a blindspot is the area of deliberately caring about each direct report they have. Many times I’m involved in situations where leaders have been directing their teams but haven’t built up any coaching equity. They merely set the team’s direction and monitor the output/deliverables […]
Throughout my work in executive development, I often recommend that clients think of one of their favorite teachers to get beyond a challenge they currently have. It’s an amazing process. You get in touch with the characteristics/behaviors you still remember even up to today and then see how your own behaviors match up.
Mentors are often assigned, but often not successful. Throughout my client base I have begun coaching mentors on …how to mentor. It’s been my experience that rarely does a mentor understand their importance and the gift they have just been given. Coaching and shaping another person is an important responsibility. It requires a formal set of observations […]
Remember those millennials we’ve been speaking about? In a recent blog post on developing your future leaders, I spoke of the importance of understanding how to relate and develop younger executives on your team. Lets look externally now. Whether you are in corporate sales, private equity or retail sales, meeting and creating professional relationships with this […]
Business networking is considered by many to be a necessary evil. Many fear it, others just feel like it’s a great deal of effort. To be effective at networking, you have to understand the importance creating lasting connections will have on your professional life, just like it does in your personal life.
Way too often we, as leaders because we are human, make snap decisions and lead from the hip versus the heart. This can lead to confusion on teams and a lack of trust in your leadership because you don’t understand their world.
As leaders of organizations, we have an obligation not only to find future leaders but to contribute to their development personally. But today’s future leaders, call them “millennials” or by some other name, require alternative ways of being groomed for success. Too often, I see that this is not embraced and reacted to by companies.
Military commanders will tell you that not every soldier is cut out to be a green beret. In fact, very few are. But they will also say that for an action to be successful, the effort needs foot soldiers too. Over 25 years of leadership coaching has shown me how true this is in business. […]
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