We've barely scratched the surface of the areas in our organizations where thinking differently is essential for survival and success. Teaming, strategy and problem-solving all loom large and merit this treatment. However, starting with the role and work of leaders and the processes for adding talent to the team and supporting their development are perfect entry points.
We've got two great professional development opportunities launching over the next few days. Our free webinar, Think Differently in a World Where All the Rules Have Changed runs on 9/9 at 11 AM Central. And, our live-online First-Time Managers Academy kicks off on 9/10. Early registration pricing for the Academy ends at 11:59 PM on 9/3.
We talk a big game about teams in business, yet often they disappoint. Raise your hand if you've been on a so-called team that devolved into a debating society that went nowhere. Regardless of outcomes and experiences, we continue to throw teams at issues expecting or hoping for magic. It turns out, hope is a lousy strategy because team development demands deliberate focus and hard work.
Every day, you have countless opportunities to exhibit behaviors that leave people and situations a little bit better off than you found them. Here's a list of fifteen behaviors that will help you improve the situation for everyone:
If your mission is to get work done through and with others across your organization, you need to develop and apply influence. In this article, I share ideas and approaches you can use to engage and succeed in your organization's political environment without compromising your values.
Dan Markovitz, consultant and author of The Conclusion Trap: Four Steps to Better Decisions, joins Art Petty on this episode of the Leadership Caffeine podcast.
Wally Bock and Art Petty connect to talk about their favorite, unknown books on this latest episode of the Leadership and Management Book Talk podcast. In what is never a surprise, they come at the topic from opposite ends of the spectrum.
In this crisis environment, there are only two behaviors that will save your organization: curiosity and listening.
Most of us have a few communication moments in our careers that we would like to either do-over or erase our brains' memories. Here are a few of mine and what I learned that help me grow as a workplace communicator: