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When it comes to leadership, is there such thing as too much of a good thing? There sure can be. In fact, just about any weakness can be attributed to one or more strengths that are overused.
In a recent talent review meeting, the executive team was discussing the strengths and development needs of a promising up and coming leader.[…] Continue Reading »
I was in a talent review meeting recently, and we were discussing the strengths and development needs of a promising young leader. When I asked what the leader’s biggest development need was, the answer was “confidence.”
When faced with a development need, I can usually ad lib a pretty good development plan, but I drew on a blank on this one.[…] Continue Reading »
We all like to complain about meetings. Meetings are a waste of time, boring, inefficient, run too long, nothing gets accomplished, etc., etc., etc. Complaining is easy, but never makes things better.
The solution to bad meetings? How about a day of meeting training? How about if we improve our meeting process? Maybe it’s the leader’s fault, and they need to learn how to run better meetings.[…] Continue Reading »
No one wants to work for a micromanager. Micromanagers are control freaks, always breathing down their employee’s, telling them how to do everything and inspecting every move they make.
Working for a micromanaging boss is one of the most frequently reported reasons employees hate their jobs or hate their bosses.
Employees that work for micromanagers probably wish their bosses would just disappear.[…] Continue Reading »
Early in the year, many leaders will take their teams “off-site” for a day or more. An off-site meeting can be a great way to develop strategy, get creative, develop a team, learn and re-invigorate a team. Of course, they can also be like a sentence in purgatory if not planned and run well.
There is plenty of advice on how to run effective meetings, but not enough on planning.[…] Continue Reading »