Feedback Finesse

Feedback Finesse

The Finer Points of Feedback In working with leaders on improving the feedback they give to their managers, I focus on ways they can bolster their positive feedback and approaches to help them handle difficult situations. Most leaders are good at articulating what...
Lift or Drag

Lift or Drag

Are Your Employees the Wind Beneath Your Wings or an Anchor Tied to Your Feet? One of the keys to success as a leader is having the time to think strategically. If you want to devote more time to strategic analysis, your staff will likely have to step up their game,...
What Kind of Power Do You Have?

What Kind of Power Do You Have?

Power — the ability to wield authority to influence events and people — can be essential to getting things done. And whether we realize it or not, all of us are in some way “power-full.” We all have abilities, traits, and resources we can draw on to influence others....
Don’t Resist Resistance

Don’t Resist Resistance

If there is a corollary to the adage that change is never easy, it’s that with change comes resistance. When asked to make a change, people may not see a need for it, they may resent that it’s being forced on them, and they may worry it will have negative consequences...
Making Meetings Work

Making Meetings Work

When you consider how much time you spend in meetings, it’s obvious that eliminating some and increasing the effectiveness of others will give you more time to do your work, develop your team, and build relationships. To be productive, meetings require preparation and...