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May 23
Master These Leadership Techniques in 2017
23 May, 2017. 0 Comments. Leadership Presence, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Gregg Ward
In 2015, millennials surpassed Gen X as America’s largest generation in the workforce. Now, many millennials are becoming managers – they currently hold 20% of management jobs, and 40% of millennials say they want leadership roles. No matter your generation, becoming a better communicator and leader will help you compete for those management jobs. A recent Forbes article has suggestions on how you can do so. Master virtual communication | Make sure you’re comfortable talking with colleagues, clients, and customers virtually via video conference. Face-to-face conversations are becoming a thing of the past, replaced by technology that allows for greater…
May 9
What Are You Feeling?
9 May, 2017. 0 Comments. Leadership Presence, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Gregg Ward
Do you really know what you’re feeling? We often use general emotions like stress or anger to label our feelings, but we should be digging a bit deeper. Having a more nuanced understanding of our emotions can help us to better address them. Gaining “emotional agility” can be the key to successful interactions with yourself and others. Susan David, faculty member at Harvard and author of Emotional Agility, shares three things you can do to identify and understand your emotions in a recent Harvard Business Review article. Branch out. When you experience a strong emotion, label it. Then, come up…
Apr 25
Diversity and Inclusion Aren’t the Same Thing
25 Apr, 2017. 0 Comments. Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership Presence, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Gregg Ward
“Diversity” and “inclusion” are often thought to be the same thing, but they’re actually different concepts. Diversity advocate Verna Myers explains the difference between the two terms well: “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.” An organization can easily hire employees with different backgrounds, but making sure these employees feel included can be more difficult. In “Diversity Doesn’t Stick Without Inclusion,” Laura Sherbin and Ripa Rashid explain four ways to increase inclusion in your organization. Start with leadership. Leaders can practice six behaviors to make employees feel more included: encouraging them to speak up,…
Apr 11
Embrace Diversity Outside of the Office
11 Apr, 2017. 0 Comments. Diversity & Inclusion, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Gregg Ward
Embracing diversity in the workplace doesn’t necessarily begin in the workplace. According to diversity experts Paolo Gaudiano and Ellen Hunt, there are a number of things leaders can do outside of work that will help them to better understand and support diversity initiatives in the office. Diversify your resources. Dig deeper during your daily dose of news and information. Do some research on the writers at your favorite publications and try to read articles by authors of different backgrounds. Stay informed. Subscribe to newsletters that will keep you up to date on the latest in diversity. Read something different. Check…
Mar 28
Tackling a Disrespectful Remark
28 Mar, 2017. 0 Comments. Managing Conflict, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Gregg Ward
What would you do if a coworker said something that you found disrespectful? Studies show that how people predict they would react in a situation differs from what they actually do. Amy Gallo, contributing editor at Harvard Business Review, outlines a few options. Decide if you’re going to say something. If you stay quiet, you might be sending the message that the comment or behavior is okay. If you speak up, you may be able to change the person’s future behavior, but you could also face a harsh reaction or risk your job security. If you’re a manager, remember that…
Mar 14
Protecting Your Company From Political Controversy
14 Mar, 2017. 0 Comments. Managing Conflict, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Gregg Ward
Donald Trump started his presidency by pushing out controversial executive orders quickly and frequently. As the #DeleteUber hashtag that was trending on social media after the JFK airport protests demonstrates, these political actions have already impacted the business world. Some companies are facing serious criticism from employees and customers for their responses – or lack thereof – to Trump’s orders. Fast Company’s recent article “How to Navigate Your Company Through A Time of Political Turmoil” provides a guide for keeping customers happy while maintaining your business success. Focus on principal over politics. You should only take stances on issues that…
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