Practical Leadership Advice for Managers and Leaders

Change Leadership That Will Engage and Motivate Your Team

How do you overcome resistance to change? Leaders deal with many factors that contribute to resistance. The first vital factor is trust. Trust and change go hand-in-hand, and genuine leadership requires a trustworthy person. Are you honest, transparent, confidential, loyal, accountable, and humble? Trusted leaders can also be happier managers when they let others help… read more

Gauging Employee Engagement With 12 Questions

Employee engagement is one element in gauging how effective you are as a manager. In their book, “First Break All the Rules”, Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman determined 12 questions matter more than any other when determining how engaged employees are. Consider asking these questions and getting some honest feedback. The best managers, Buckingham and… read more

Mindset Separates Extraordinary Leaders from Average Leaders

Does your mindset differentiate you as a great leader? Extraordinary leaders live by three basic truths. They understand that greatness is achieved by surrounding themselves with other extraordinary people. They also know that choices produce the right results, and little decisions add up to bigger, longer-lasting consequences.  Thirdly, how they change will determine how well they… read more

The 3 Secrets to Leadership Vision Success

Executing leadership vision may be among the toughest of the core leadership competencies to develop. To successfully execute your leadership vision, you must be able to define the vision, strategy, and tactical plan for your organization, and then effectively communicate it to your team in a way that engages and focuses them around a common… read more

Manage your Triggers to Effectively Respond to Emotional Situations

Leaders who understand how to manage their emotional triggers in the workplace have greater influence and create higher performing teams. A trigger is an event that happens in your daily life that elicits an emotional response. Examples of triggers in your work environment may include constantly changing priorities, missed deadlines, excuses, or “tyranny of the… read more

Why Leaders Should Start a Multi-Gen Mentoring Program Immediately

If you are managing a team in today’s workplace, chances are that you are managing multiple generations—often, up to four! Multigenerational management has become a hot topic in recent years as the workplace undergoes an important demographic shift. More employees are working later in life than ever before, while younger generations come of working age… read more

Book Review – The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business

Taken from Amazon.com: In this revolutionary bestseller, innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership—or worse, disappear altogether. And not only does he prove what he says, but he tells others how to avoid a similar fate. Focusing on “disruptive technology,” Christensen shows why most… read more

Innovative Leadership Starts With These Three Habits

Innovative leadership is a necessary leadership skill in today’s fast-growing market. Your organization can not afford to languish in the mindset of doing business the way you have always done it. Implement these three simple, yet sometimes difficult, steps to becoming an innovative leader: Forget About Best Practices: Best practices thinking restricts creativity and innovative… read more