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Nov 21
10 Things Great Leaders Do During Crisis
21 Nov, 2017. 0 Comments. Leadership Presence, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Steve Saars
When facing a major disaster, whether cyber or environmental, great leaders respond with planned action, rather than reflex reactions. Leaders who neglect advance planning risk the possibility of mistakes that can cost them customers and hurt business. In a recent Inc. Magazine article, JetBlue Chairman Joel Peterson offers his personal observations of crisis management and top 10 best practices among great leaders when “what if?” becomes “what now?” 1| Customers First – Be sure people depending on you are taken care of and keep the lines of communication open before, during, and after a crisis. 2| Employee Safety – Addressing…
Nov 7
Study: During Uncertain Times, Voters Choose Dominant Leadership
7 Nov, 2017. 0 Comments. Leadership Presence, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Steve Saars
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a rise in popularity of strongly controlling and hierarchical leaders among voters in the U.S. and abroad. From the 2014 election of Narendra Modi in India to Britain’s Nigel Farage leading the 2016 Brexit campaign and, most recently, the election of Donald Trump as U.S. President, analysts have struggled to answer one question: why? Dominant Leadership vs. Prestige In their recent Harvard Business Review article, Hemant Kakkar and Niro Sivanathan of London Business School used evolutionary and social psychology research as a basis for distinguishing dominance and prestige as two approaches to leadership. Dominant leaders are…
Oct 24
Helping Employees Fill the Passion Gap at Work
24 Oct, 2017. 0 Comments. Leadership Presence, Productivity & Performance, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Steve Saars
Are deadlines and production quotas casting a shadow over your team’s enthusiasm on the job? Are you asking the right questions along the way? A lot has been written about a leader’s role in helping employees tap into their passion on the job, yet a 2014 Deloitte study suggests lack of excitement is a big weak spot in America’s workforce. Researchers found up to 87% of workers aren’t achieving their full potential due to lack of passion for their work. Connecting employees to the big picture, finding out what drives them, and knowing when to let go is a challenging puzzle for…
Oct 10
Four Ways Leaders Step Up in Tough Situations
10 Oct, 2017. 0 Comments. Managing Conflict, Respectful Leadership. Posted By: Steve Saars
No company is immune from economic and business model turmoil. But how you handle the challenges is what separates thriving companies from the ones who fail. When your company is faces tough situations, stable, responsive, respectful leadership is the compass that guides your team through the most turbulent storms. Chee Tung Leong, CEO of HR tech startup EngageRocket, details four major ways leaders can step up during difficult times. Stick Together, Build Trust – Collaboration is important now more than ever. It’s your job to keep on top of deadlines, while nurturing relationships and offering support resources along the way.…
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…
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