Practical Leadership Advice for Managers and Leaders

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

Emotional Intelligence In The Workplace

Although emotions can be hard to control in our day-to-day lives, it is not impossible. In fact, it is critical to understand and practice emotional intelligence for various reasons – especially in the workplace. What exactly is emotional intelligence, why is it important to practice, why is it becoming a fast-growing topic of discussion? Emotional… read more

Book Review – Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

  Taken from Amazon.com: A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations – whether in the boardroom or at home. After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with… read more

The Challenge of Multi-Generational Leadership—How You Can Lead a Diverse Workforce

  Today’s workforce consists of multiple generations each with their own skills, communication style, and working preferences. As a manager or supervisor, those differences can seem rather daunting to manage. However, it can be done. In most offices, you’ll find Baby Boomers, Generation X employees, Millennials and perhaps a few Generation Zers. While Baby Boomers… read more

The Secret to Creating Team Buy-In

As leaders, you no doubt have plenty of initiatives on your plate. Simply off-loading the initiatives onto your team is not ideal. Instead, create buy-in for them which will in turn provide an instant boost to productivity, morale, employee turnover, and job satisfaction. Be firm with goals and flexible with initiatives: Goals indicate where you… read more