Tag Archives: leadership

Informed or In the Dark?

Communication is often pointed to as the one area of organizational functioning that, if improved, will dramatically elevate trust levels and overall performance.  Why is this? Fundamentally, it is about respect and discretionary effort.  Most employees are eager to do … Continue reading

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Social Intelligence Matters

Social Intelligence (SI) is a term that scientists have been using a lot recently.  It refers to the parts of our intelligence that help humans relate to other people.  Several kinds of abilities are lumped together as being part of … Continue reading

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Three Rs of doing more with less

The first months of a new year is an opportune time to cultivate and harness new energy – out with the old, in with the new!  It is a natural time to recalibrate.  It is the right time to zero … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Carry On

I think it would be fair to assume that you have the occasional day when you feel that the sky is falling in.  Global events and the world financial markets are creating anxiousness and a sense of helplessness.  Where can we look … Continue reading

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When you need to do more with less, delegating is critical

If you are reluctant to delegate, the time has come to change your management style.  Most work environments will be required to make do with current resources and, in many cases, will need to do more with less.  In a … Continue reading

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Where did our manners go?

Numerous workplace articles are raising the alarm about increased incivility in the workplace and pondering why this is so and worrying about the impact.  Moreover,  incivility is often covert and difficult to identify.   Undoubtedly, deconstructing incivility would be insightful, but … Continue reading

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Fast Forward to Safety

My most viewed post in recent weeks has been the Career Safety Net.  This no doubt reflects feelings of insecurity in an uncertain economic climate which, at the same time, is quickly fueling a shift in labour market behaviour. This … Continue reading

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Reciprocity

Leaders spend their time navigating and negotiating the corporate cascade of performance targets along with the employee need for involvement, motivation and engagement.  At the same time, employees’ precious resources,  skills, discretionary effort, and network of relationships are more critical  … Continue reading

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Career safety net

When an employee climbs the career ladder, the rungs below may be burning, particularly if the employee struggles and his reputation suffers.   In FIRST, Break All the Rules, authors Buckingham and Coffman describe the conventional career path as especially unforgiving, discouraging everyone from … Continue reading

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The importance of resilience

Perhaps you can think of a time when you felt that all odds were against you or that there were barriers at every turn.  For some, discouragement sets in, and people stop in their tracks not knowing how to go … Continue reading

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