5 Words Leaders Should Stop Using In 201713/02/2017 06:00am
Confucius said, “Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.” Most of us get this on some level. We know that words have force, especially when it comes to extremes. They can inspire love and hate, action and surrender. But sometimes the words we think have their intended force lead to the exact opposite of what we intended – behaviors that we don't want to instill and enable in others in the workplace, marketplace, and life in general. Yet we are the ones enabling them! This is true even when it comes to ostensibly positive well-meaning words that leaders often unknowingly use irresponsibly – particularly when it comes to issues of change management and diversity and inclusion – and thus unknowingly creating tension.
Expand Your Influence With 10 Timeless Leadership Lessons08/07/2014 11:14pm
Leaders are in search of distinction as they seek to have their impact felt and their influence reverberate throughout their organizations. As all industries attempt to reinvent themselves in order to elevate the value of their brand proposition, the competitiveness of their people and their sustainable financial foothold in the marketplace, many organizations still lack leadership substance -- the well roundedness and required wisdom to stay ahead of the game. Testing new ideas and ideals as a leader is important and strongly encouraged. However, there comes a point in time to establish a solid foundation on which to build your teams, recruit and retain top talent, incorporate new best practices and establish performance standards and expectations in support of the business strategies before you.
6 Characteristics of an Innovative Leader13/02/2017 06:00am
Are you sometimes confused about what type of leader you are or what type of leader you should be? You're not alone -- but you can discover how to be a better leader by following this expert's advice.
The following excerpt is from the book The Innovation Mentality.
The Top 9 Things That Ultimately Motivate Employees to Achieve20/07/2016 06:28pm
When you wake up in the morning, what is the passion that fuels you to start your day? Are you living this in your work? If others asked you what drives you to achieve, would the answer be obvious? The triggers that motivate people to achieve are unique for everyone. Many would say its money; more people are starting to claim that they are driven to make a difference. Regardless of what motivates you and drives you to reach peak performance – it must be managed and balanced. Too much motivation in one area will weaken other parts of your game.
5 Ways Leaders Enable Innovation In Their Teams08/07/2014 11:38pm
Leaders are accountable to assemble teams and lead them to optimal performance outcomes. An effective leader recognizes the importance of embracing differences in people and knows how to connect the dots amongst those differences to get the best outcomes from the team. This is what cultivates a workplace environment of continuous improvements, innovation and initiative. Leaders must foster a commitment from the team to embrace an innovation mindset where each employee learns to apply the differences that exist in one another for their own success and that of the organization.