Managing boundaries typically refers to the work/home boundary. There are many other, visible and invisible, boundaries at work – though admittedly the work/home boundary is very real and requires purposeful management.
Awesome was a word we use to describe things that cause feelings of fear and wonder. However, it has become a word we use to give feedback to the Starbucks person at the drive through window when they hand us our chai latte. I am not feeling fear or wonder at this...
I have seen all of the super hero movies. They have an enduring story, something that seems familiar despite the fantastic. We can relate to the struggles of individual heroes in their own lives, of course. Yet, you may wonder, what is it about super hero team movies that give them this sense of familiarity?
Many managers commit leadership malpractice everyday. Much like a physician, the leaders mantra should be “First, do no harm”. Unlike doctors, however, there is no requirement to go through 12 years of schooling before beginning a practice. New managers receive little or no training at all when they start out and even less is available as they move into mid-level.
“Great players rarely make good coaches.” This seems counterintuitive. Wouldn’t someone who excels as a high performing individual contributor be best suited to lead a team?
In the wise words of Freddie Mercury, “We are the champions – my friends. No time for losers. ‘Cause we are the champions of the World.”
Are you a leader who has a 2016 performance goal to improve already strong or not so strong engagement of your team? If so, try one or all of the suggestions below and notice the difference it makes.
Millennials coming of leadership age is one of the hottest topics in the leadership space across academic and popular press alike. As such, the ground is fertile to raise the bar on leadership and thus business performance.
I tend to stay away from the word diversity because I do not believe that it is the root cause for anything in the workplace. I especially do not believe that under- or over-represented groups are the root cause for suboptimal productivity and financial results. The issues do not lay with individual performers.
Michael gripped the phone in his hand and could not contain himself. He jumped from his desk and started dancing, not caring who could see him through his window. His wife had just texted with the news. After years of paperwork, interviews, and expense, their adoption had come through. They had been on the wait list for an eternity with another six months to go, but now they would be picking up their daughter on Monday.