The title of “manager” has an implied social status that immediately places an individual into a special camp of the “elite.” In a perfect world the author would whole-heartedly endorse this scenario but he has found that the term “manager” is often overrated. Being a manager does imply that certain thresholds of education, experience or potential have been earned and consequently bestowed to an individual by the organization, but that doesn’t make them effective.
Leadership tips from young bosses
How do you lead a team, if you’ve never had a boss? At the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia, five young bosses shared what has worked, and what hasn’t, when it comes to managing people. In this article is their advice.
Are you being triangulated?
By Roger Daviston
As leaders, we are extremely vulnerable to being triangulated, and it’s unhealthy for the unity of a company. If you are constantly fixing relational problems that others should fix for themselves, you are probably being triangulated. What causes triangulation? Triangulation is caused by failure to resolve conflict in a direct manner, and it is simply a problem with boundaries. Triangulation involves a cast of three characters: the villain, the victim and the rescuer.
Want to be an effective thought leader?
If you’re creating thought leadership with the hope of converting clients, and changing hearts and minds, heed my warning and do not pull a President Obama. This applies to entrepreneurs especially, who are often trying to build a convertible following, but goes for c-level executives and marketers as well.
A short course LONG on addressing the challenges of the virtual workplace. Topics include:
Overcoming Distance & Cultural Factors
Developing Communication Strategies
Mitigating and Managing Conflict
Building Accountability & TrustFor more information and pricing,click here.
Get your team to actually listen to you
Right from the outset, entrepreneurs must pay attention to every communication and opportunity for sharing their passion and vision. They must communicate effectively, so they can inspire others to come aboard. They must speak honestly and in ways that reveal their personal character and genuine connection.
10 things all leaders need to know news.com.au
In today’s society, leadership and entrepreneurship both have lost their meaning in a sea of bad information coupled with poor portrayal of great leaders by the media. This makes many believe that leaders are defined by how well a company does or how much money they make.
How to have a better work-life balance
These days, work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat. Technology makes workers accessible around the clock. Fears of job loss incentivize longer hours. In fact, a whopping 94 percent of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week in a Harvard Business School survey.
A complete educational program – providing a refreshingly new look at the essential knowledge and tools for today’s managers, supervisors and leaders.This 3-course, 14-chapter series shines a contemporary light on the fundamentals of working in teams, motivating others and solving problems via ethical decision-making.
How does a leader transform an organization?
By Betty Boyd
It’s a simple question with a not-so-simple answer: How does a leader transform an organization? According to researcher Bernard M. Bass, transformational leaders “garner trust, respect and admiration from their followers.” It starts with having a vision, which helps establish the direction the organization should strive to achieve. The next step is taking that vision and formulating a strategy, which is an organization’s compass and helps to keep on course.
How millennials really feel about leadership
Business News Daily
Forget the stereotype of the “lazy millennial.” Generation Y workers want you to see them the way they see themselves: as leaders. Forthcoming research from leadership development company Virtuali, which surveyed 550 millennials about their attitudes on leadership, found that, while just 48 percent hold official “leadership” titles, 72 percent consider themselves a leader in the workplace.
Leadership matters: Never too many leaders
The Huffington Post
No one is immune to the need for leadership. There are already too many followers in our world, and the oft-quoted idea that only 1 percent of the population leads the many is actually true. This is not an effective, humane or sustainable paradigm for humankind.
Don’t fall for the hype about leadership programs for women
A quick Web search will net plenty of executive education programs targeted at women — but you should approach them with caution. More women are getting top spots in organizations, and programs that bring women up to speed quickly could help those women. But some are not so confident that a gender-targeted program can fix all the issues that have made it hard for women to advance in the workplace.
Leader’s actions tell the crew what is acceptable
Taking The Helm via The Triton
When an accident takes place, somewhere along the way someone has made a bad decision or has shown poor judgment. Let’s look at how leaders influence the judgments made by their people as well as discuss how leaders can help their crew make better decisions moving forward in this article.
Leadership advice from a farmer, emergency response M.D., Harvard professor and top health care CIO
The Huffington Post
Only a renaissance man can manage a fully functioning farm, practice emergency response, teach at one of the most prestigious universities in the world and also serve as CIO of one of the top hospital in the world. Dr. John Halamka’s 20-year career as CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and its five hospitals has taken him from writing code and doing the basics to make the plumbing work, to his current day-to-day which entails figuring out how to run an agile enterprise with so many single locations and merger activity while keeping the data secure and private.