As integral members of the workplace social system, leaders that invest their time and effort in the people we coach significantly increase the likelihood of sustainable change and progress.
“Throwing” your ideas and perspectives occurs when you lead with a judgment about something and stating that judgment as if it were fact. That action can trigger others to respond accordingly. The solution to avoiding real and abstract food fights is to learn how to offer what is “on your plate.”
Becoming the leader that others wants to follow involves consistently observing yourself and others to better understand how your habits and skills (or lack thereof) influence those around you.
Some leaders can be blind to the needs, experiences and expectations of other individuals and of their organization. In contrast, effective leaders increase clarity by understanding and applying the science of personality.
All CEOs face times when consensus just isn’t possible, even with good dialogue. Whatever decision you make, some will be happy and some unhappy. Then what?
Opening Day of baseball season is a day filled with hope, expectation, and a chance for redemption from the past. Wouldn’t it be great if, in the world of work, all of us—leaders, employees, and customers could start fresh and all that really mattered was what happens going forward?