Ever think you save time by telling someone what to do instead of teaching them? Stressed right now and want people to just do what you tell them to do? It’s okay. We’ve all been there. We might even be spending more time ”there” given our current circumstances of Covid-19. Even so, it’s not the
How can I lead and inspire with Generate G Factor? First, you don’t have to have a leadership title to lead. You don’t have to be the boss, owner, supervisor, team lead, etc. Ponder this for a moment. We all lead unintentionally all the time. Yes, that means people are watching and listening to you.
I have bad news …. No, not really. But let's talk about how to deliver bad news. https://youtu.be/ULWJ9bcnOgo Have you met a person yet who loves to be the bearer of bad news? If you have, they are an anomaly and dare I say – twisted? The reality is, like it or not, bad
Listening Skills: understanding or replying? Which is better? https://youtu.be/im1i6Q31Wtg Many of us were taught the importance of paraphrasing. You know, put someone’s words into your words and repeat it back to them. The problem with this technique is that we end up doing what I call PARROTphrasing. We squawk someone’s words back to them
Conflict and appreciation: an interesting pair! There are people, who when feeling threatened, are going to try to get you to show your appreciation for them, because they have a need for attention. Lots and lots of attention sometimes! Brinkman and Kirschner describe this behavior as requiring "a higher level of assertiveness and a people focus, in
Good question. Employee disengagement isn’t always obvious; it can be subtle. Step out of your world for a moment and look at your employees through a lens of objectivity. What is each employee DOING? What is each employee SAYING? Employees provide clues to their level of engagement through their behaviors and statements. As a manager,
How many dollars do companies waste on disengaged employees? *One employee cost Goldman Sachs an estimated $2 billion+. Shocking? How can it not be! People Metrics offers a more realistic look at the cost of employee disengagement - $2,246 per employee. Yikes! Why are disengaged employees so expensive? Productivity falls: Working at full capacity isn’t
The style in which you lead impacts the people around you, and in turn impacts the success of a department or organization. One might think that a particular leadership style is best; however, different situations require different styles of leadership. Psychologist Kurt Lewin is known for his contributions to defining leadership styles. His work dates