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Sep 26
Tips for Establishing An Authentic Leadership Presence
26 Sep, 2017. 0 Comments. Leadership Presence, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Steve Saars
If you’re a leader in a large organization, your employees might not even see you as a real person. Everyone has his or her own mental image of you, but that might not reflect who you actually are. Randy Conley, author at LeaderChat.Org, describes how to gain trust and present your authentic self. In order for your employees to know you, you have to be REAL: Reveal, Engage, Acknowledge, and Listen. Reveal information about yourself. Leaders tend withhold personal information because they feel the need to maintain a distance from their employees. This belief is often misguided. Let your employees…
Sep 12
How To Instill Mindfulness in the Workplace
12 Sep, 2017. 0 Comments. Productivity & Performance, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Steve Saars
Modern office employees are surrounded by a constant flood of information. They have to constantly manage notifications, apps, devices and real-time requests on top of demanding job tasks. Too much clutter can produce a culture of disinterest and disconnection. Jeff Pruitt, Chairman and CEO of Tallwave, offers insights in his article, “3 Ways Leaders Can Instill Mindfulness At Work.” Start with the leadership. Creating a positive culture starts at the top. As a leader within the organization, you need to create a space that allows you and your employees to bring innovative, strategic thinking into their positions. It’s easy for…
Aug 29
Show Your Employees You Trust Them
29 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. Engagement, Leadership Presence, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Gregg Ward
When employees feel like their boss trusts them, they perform well, put in extra effort, and work confidently. When employees don’t feel trusted, they aren’t as productive or engaged. According to a recent Harvard Business Review article, managers need to actively demonstrate trust in their employees. Here’s how. Evaluate the current atmosphere. First, ask yourself if your organization’s policies are risk-tolerant – in other words, do they encourage or discourage employees? Many organizations have policies designed to minimize risk, which can be interpreted by employees as a lack of trust. You’ll also have to examine your own leadership style. Do…
Aug 15
Betrayed By Your Boss?
15 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. Managing Conflict, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Gregg Ward
What can you do when your boss makes you look bad? When you’re unfairly blamed, your reputation is on the line. Fight back (respectfully, of course), with these tips from Gwen Moran’s Fast Company article, “What To Do When Your Boss Throws You Under The Bus.” Keep your cool. Don’t overreact or get angry – stay calm and remain professional. Make sure that you have all the information about what happened, especially if you heard about it from someone else. Keep records. Document the details of what happened so that you can defend yourself against unfair and untrue claims. You…
Aug 1
Bad Boss? Here’s How to Cope
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. Leadership Presence, Managing Conflict, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Gregg Ward
49% of employees say their bosses are stubborn, while 43% say they’re overly demanding. Unfortunately, bad bosses aren’t all that rare – 60% of government workers say their bosses make them miserable. Because it isn’t always possible to simply change jobs, emotional intelligence expert Travis Bradberry shares tips on how to cope with a bad boss. In his Huffington Post article “How Successful People Overcome Toxic Bosses,” he explains how to neutralize common types of bad bosses. A micromanaging boss. Bosses that focus on small details too much can discourage and frustrate employees. Deal with it by demonstrating that you’re…
Jul 26
Tools & Techniques | Owning Your Mistakes
26 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. Leadership Presence, Managing Conflict, Productivity & Performance, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Gregg Ward
Unless you're perfect (is anyone?), chances are you're going to make at least one or two mistakes in your career. Although you may fear the repercussions from admitting a mistake, denying it will only make matters worse. You're more likely to be forgiven (and keep your job) if you own your mistakes. Here's how. Own it. Admit that you made a mistake and describe it. Make no excuses. Don't blame anyone or anything. Just say, "This is on me." Describe the impact. Acknowledge the potential impact of your mistake. Described what you learned. Ensure people know you are learning from this mistake. Suggest a…
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