Effective Managers Earn Trust Quickly By Doing 5 Things Well08/11/2014 09:22am
Managers in the workplace have a unique role to play with multiple and continuously evolving responsibilities. They must instill a high-performance mindset while creating a culture whose foundation promotes teamwork and competitiveness for the betterment of a healthier whole. Additionally, managers must touch the business and stay active. More than ever managers must have just as strong of a pulse on the business (internally and externally) as those who are managing it on the front lines. Most importantly, managers must quickly earn trust from their colleagues to inspire team unity and collaboration that is centered on the fundamental principles of loyalty, communication and transparency.
7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders13/02/2017 06:00am
As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela and commemorates his greatness as a leader, we would do well to remember that one of the many hallmarks of his leadership was trust. The greatest leaders in the world gravitated toward Mr. Mandela because he was genuinely trustworthy and his purpose was to support peace, prosperity and unity not only in South Africa – but throughout the world. Mandela was able to lead people in ways that many find impossible to do. As he famously said, "It always seems impossible until it's done."
5 Reasons It's Incredibly Difficult To Rely Upon Leaders29/10/2014 08:17am
The marketplace continues to change fast, and as it does leaders are still trying to figure out how to best change with it. They are learning the hard way that they must touch the business just as much as they lead it. Leaders need to start rolling up their sleeves, getting their hands dirty, and accepting the fact that to lead during times of tremendous change and uncertainty, you must be courageous enough to face the issues head-on. Confronting the realities of the business – and the people associated with it – is the only way to know the strategic decisions that need to be made, and the financial requirements to support new workplace and marketplace demands. Too many leaders become unreliable because they wait too long to act during uncertain times.
5 Powerful Things Happen When A Leader Is Transparent10/09/2013 06:00am
Trust and transparency have become popular workplace demands as employees seek to be aware of what is real and true. People have grown tired of surprises and want to exist in a work environment that allows one to have greater clarity of thought – by eliminating the unknowns that continue to creep into our minds with each decision we make or relationship we foster. If you survey the workplace, besides the need for job security and career advancement opportunities – employees want to be a part of a workplace culture that puts a premium on delivering the truth. They desire their leaders to be proactive in sharing where the company is headed and forthright about its future. In other words, they just want transparency so they can plan and protect themselves.
Leaders Must Be More Vulnerable For Their Organizations To Evolve05/12/2015 06:00am
How do companies expect to grow and compete – when their leaders are not vulnerable enough to evolve? Leaders are becoming more of what their peers and the work environment they serve want them to be, rather than what they seek to be themselves. At the same time, the workplace and the marketplace are demanding a new type of thinking in order to influence the evolution of the business. Leaders must enable their organizations to break free from traditional substitutional thinking to new thinking that is strategically focused on constant evolution with the end-game in mind.