Employee engagement continues to be a hot topic. But, we've found that fully understanding what it is, and even more importantly, what to do about it, can be tricky.
Deep down, through and through, I am a lover of people. I delight in the presence of others, I love to energize other people and to be energized by them. I love to inspire them and to be inspired by them. I love to encounter the way they look at the world and learn from it. I love to be able to share the workload. Yup, I’m a "people-ist". I love people.
I happily find myself in a job that...
A good friend and fellow leader told me a story today of the rush that he felt as he watched his team come together to work towards a common good.
Sometimes decisions, for whatever reason, don’t stick. Maybe they were poor decisions. Maybe they didn’t get enough buy-in. Maybe they weren’t communicated clearly. So what are the warning signs? How can we tell if our decisions aren’t having the impact or effect we thought they would, and what can we do to course correct?
So recently, while driving, I passed a billboard sign for a nearby university that had a picture of a keyboard with a chat bubble coming out of it. The words in the chat bubble were “be a leader.” While the ad is eye-catching, and perhaps pithy, I take issue with the concept it conveys and the potential misrepresentation of leadership.
One. Does. Not. Lead. From. A. Computer.
Leadership December 27, 2018
Elections are a fairly common occurrence in this country, whether at the polls on Super Tuesday, or within professional organizations or other groups. Many of the professional associations of which I’m a member are experiencing their annual election process right now. And with election day literally around the corner for many local races, this seems like the right time to chime in with a...
I’ve been teaching a lot of project management classes lately and throughout the classes there are opportunities for people to ask questions about interacting with others; it could be stakeholder engagement, it could leadership, coaching, or motivating team members, etc.
Leadership August 30, 2018
A few weeks back I was asked to give a two-hour session to a group of senior leaders on the topic of “leadership” and how it ties to core values. Yikes. There are few more talked-about, written-about, blogged-about, topics than leadership. There are training programs, certification programs, and even degrees available in the subject. So what do you extract for an up-beat, applicable,...