Developing Others

Developing employees is accomplished by bring new experiences to the employee and the employee to new experiences.  In this video, Jason Jeffay challenges manager to think beyond competencies and capabilities and explore experiences. After viewing the video, answer a “Questions to Ask” and select an “Ideas for Action” to incorporate into your routine this week. Read More »

Empower to Go Faster

When Steve Strout played chess as a child, his dad taught him to think ahead five moves. He teaches that approach to everyone, at all levels. It allows the team to go faster — to learn faster, decide faster, recover faster. But you can only go as fast as the person in the front. After Read More »

Taking Your Team to the Next Level

A plethora of methods are available to build a competitive team that is capable of producing consistent results, often resulting in confusion as to which is best.  In this video, Elizabeth Doty, believes taking your team to the next level begins with viewing employees as a cohesive, integrated group. After viewing the video, answer a Read More »

Leaders Build Excellence in Others

It might sound like a cliche, says Monhla Hlahla, but the heart of leadership is seeing the best in others and bringing them alongside you.  In this video, Monhla Hlahla, asserts successful leadership is based on understanding people – what inspires them, motivates them, and is best about them. After viewing the video, answer a Read More »

Healthy Conversations

In this video Judith Glaser, introduces the three levels of a healthy conversations.  In a level #1 healthy conversation we exchange information non-judgmentally, just trying to connect. Level #2 is a positional conversation; one of us is advocating a position. Level #3 is a transformational conversation, where we are willing to be influenced by each Read More »

Play your Role at the Right Altitude

Do-manage-lead represents different altitudes or levels of engagement in your approach to work. Team leaders who are supervising others should abandon the do level — hands-on tasks — in favor of managing through the use of interpersonal skills, that is, developing others and themselves to get work done.  In this video, Erica Peitler explains the Read More »

Credibility is the Foundation of Leadership

Why would anyone follow you? Barry Posner asserts that we follow people we believe are credible – competent, honest, forward-thinking, and inspirational. People will not believe the message, if they don’t believe in the messenger. Credibility is the foundation of leadership. Barry Posner is the Accolti Endowed Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Read More »

Influence Comes from Trust

Influence comes from trust. Trust comes from vulnerability, e.g., “I don’t know; what do you think?” People who are asked are more engaged. In the video, Sue Powell tells of a boss who asked everyone for his or her opinion, but were told to act as if the final decision were theirs. After viewing the Read More »

Before You Start Something New

Before you start anything new — a retreat, a job, a board commitment — ask questions like, “Why did you take this job?” “What would motivate you to stay?” “How would I know you need help?” etc. Only then should you talk about goals. That will improve retention.  In this video, Shari Harley encourages focusing Read More »