22 Dec. 2017 | Comments (0)
Meetings Would Go Faster If People Took the Time to Listen
Several months ago, a CEO I’ll call Elana, who is deaf, approached me for coaching. As we talked through her leadership skills and organizational political landscape, I quickly realized she was a fantastic listener. As a deaf person, Elana is more intentional about how she listens.
05 Nov. 2017 | Comments (0)
Get the Actionable Feedback You Need to Get Promoted
Tamara joined her company as a group manager. Her deep technical skills, competence in managing people, and ability to deliver results helped her get rapidly promoted to vice president. Tamara was well-regarded by the executive team at her company, many of whom continued to encourage her professional advancement. In her organization, several of her peers had been promoted to the next level within three years.
07 Sep. 2017 | Comments (0)
The Problem with Saying “Don’t Bring Me Problems, Bring Me Solutions”
It’s time to retire the saying “Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions.” Even though advocates of this approach believe it reduces whining, increases empowerment, helps employees manage up, and boosts careers, it’s fraught with challenges.
01 Aug. 2017 | Comments (0)
Keeping Your Strategy Meetings Focused on the Long Term
Senior executives need to balance the long- and short-term demands of their businesses, and meetings need to mirror this balance. But they rarely do when executives don’t realize the pitfalls of meetings that conflate strategy and operations.
19 Jul. 2017 | Comments (0)
Do You Know How Each Person on Your Team Likes to Work?
When you first become a manager, it’s helpful to spend time up front connecting and creating a common language with your team. When your team knows how you like to work and how you plan to manage them, they’re able to produce results faster. When you know how each of your direct reports likes to work and communicate, you’re able to save time when setting direction and following up.