In case you missed it:
At the Management Excellence Blog:
Just One Thing: Don’t Fall Victim to Doom and Gloom. Spend too much time reading the headlines and you’re to be excused if you feel like crawling back into bed and pulling the covers over your head. Sometimes, you have to make your own good news.
Radical Candor: A Band-Aid for Lack of Accountability. Bolting a program of “radical candor” on top of a dysfunctional culture is likely to be a waste of time and filled with some fascinating exchanges. Lack of candor in a culture is a failure of the firm’s leadership.
Leadership Caffeine: Fight to Overcome Obstacles. How hard are you working at knocking down the obstacles in front of your team? Chances are, not hard enough.
At the About.com Management and Leadership site:
8 Tips for Getting Started Successfully with Your New Team. You get one chance to make a first impression, and when it comes to your new team, you cannot afford to make it a bad one.
6 Tips to Help You Prepare for Difficult Conversations. You grow performance by taking on and tackling the tough conversations. Here are some practical and powerful ideas to prepare for your next one.
6 Practical Exercises for Strengthening Your Critical Thinking Skills. In a world of uncertainty and ambiguity, your critical thinking skills are essential for success as a leader and manager. The good news is that great critical thinkers are made, not born. Here are 6 exercises to help you work on this core leadership skill set.
That’s it for this week. And remember, there’s a reason why most managers and leaders fail to produce great teams and great results. It’s darned hard work. Keep pushing!
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