Being an effective leader is very much about maintaining strong relationships. In previous articles in this mini-series, we have discussed three key relationships for leaders. Your relationship to yourself. Your relationship to your team. Your relationship to your clients and customers. In this article, we will discuss your relationship to your environment. When assessing strengths, […]
Business leaders are conditioned, either by nature or by culture, to major on productivity. There is relentless pressure to always be striving for greater results, higher income, better profit margin, and higher levels of achievement. Competition can be fierce in today’s business world; and if you are not moving ahead aggressively, you are falling behind […]
“I feel like I’m not being heard,” said the employee. “I offer suggestions, and it’s as if no one hears me. But then, if someone else offers the same exact suggestion, it is heard and implemented right away.” “Why doesn’t my manager hear ME?” This tends to be a two-sided issue, summarized in one word: […]
In previous articles of this mini-series, we have talked about planning well, finishing well, and giving well. As the new year beckons on the doorstep, there is one other important aspect to wrap up a year (and a quarter), and this is preparing well. What does it mean to prepare well? You have planned […]
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