Leaders can be effective in fundamentally two ways, through their “messaging” to the organization and/or via their connection with employees. Some are good at one of these skills, some the other, and a very small minority at both. A leader ought to understand his/her own skill sets in this area and attempt to maximize that…Read More
A company to be successful must have a strategy in place which takes into account a wide variety of topics to be successful – current and future market trends, company constraints, expertise, and resources, customer needs in the present and future, competition, a pipeline of products to meet customer needs, currency fluctuations, probable shifts in…Read More
How often have you heard a colleague say, “ I would have disagreed in the meeting but I was afraid to speak up for fear of having an argument.” Fear or anxiety then gets seen as a reason not to do something. Often the end result is that a poor decision gets made or whatever…Read More
Don’t forget the “connection” factor in hiring an individual, but don’t solely base your hiring decision upon that connection.
Interviews pick up about 20% of the understanding of an individual. In an interview, all individuals are in “role style,” thinking about their impact upon the other person or persons. What is harder to get it is the individual’s “operating style,” what one is like when focused upon a problem or situation and not thinking…Read More
There has been a recent push in the executive coaching literature to focus on strengths in coaching as opposed to weaknesses. The literature claims that one cannot change one’s default position effectively and, therefore, strengths ought to be used to compensate for one’s weaknesses. A number of organizations, including Gallup are strong proponents of this…Read More
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