“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”–Jonathan Swift As leaders, we can feel too visible–both when things go wrong (and people seek someone to blame) and when things go well (and people want to give us too much credit). More often, though, we don’t feel visible enough. We feel like we’re […]
The success you have is likely despite these obstacles to leadership not because of them – that is simply a rationality that helps craft your blind spots.
Here are 5 specific facilitation techniques that will substantially improve outcomes of your meetings/workshops. Explain. Explain the overarching goal, its importance, and the expectations of work to be done today (and in what order). Appreciate. People work harder if they feel like their work is appreciated. Cite some examples of work this group has done in […]
“A strategy is a plan that creates sustainable competitive advantage and allows an organization to perform over time, even in the face of a changing environment.” – Jimmy Brown Your strategic plan should do all three things Brown suggests: 1. Create a sustainable competitive advantage; 2. Allow you to perform over time with confidence; and […]
Becoming a Leader: Challenge #13–Learn to Evaluate Risk Risk is part of business, relationships, life, change, you name it. Typically, when you operate inside of your comfort zone, you don’t experience risk nor do you develop the ability to evaluate risk when it is presented. Innovation suffers. Change ceases. The status quo is all-consuming. Insanity: […]
Becoming a Leader: Challenge #12–Build Your High Performance Team Trust. Lack of trust will limit the performance of your team more than lack of technical skills. All-star and Pro-bowl games are, well, boring. The top “technical” skills are on the field, but these teams lack the depth that is built over time through a trusting […]