Leadership Style – Which is Right For You?

I mentioned yesterday that a good portion of individuals who either are in leadership roles, or who want to be, don't pay attention to the type of leadership style they want to portray. I'm not sure many know that there are leadership models to adopt and follow, that lead to leadership effectiveness, which include: Trait …

Leadership – Why the Focus?

You can't go a day without reading of some story on leadership - the good, the bad, the ugly.  Why is there so much focus given to this topic? If the leadership development industry is a $billion dollar one, then why so we still have ineffective leaders at the helm? Why does this lead to …

Should Leaders Understand How the Brain Works?

One of the biggest trends in the coaching industry is the study of neuroscience, or how the brain works. Understanding the biological, physiological and psychological functions of the brain - or the why we do what we do - is what helps in clients making their desired goals and results. I believe that leaders also …

When Management Feels Their Role is Overlooked

I recently spoke with someone who made a very telling statement: "Management has the hardest role within an organization." It was an interesting observation. It's usually said that the high-level, C-suites have the toughest job, as they are steering the ship. In retrospect, those in managerial levels are tasked with ensuring the engine is running, …

Keeping Employees Motivated Throughout the Week

The job of a leader is to keep workflow processes moving so that organizational goals are achieved. But an important function of this role is to nurture the people who perform this week. A challenge becomes keeping these workers motivated as the week moves on to the end of that week: Monday brings a high; …

Leaders: Creating a Happier Workplace Culture

We all want to be happy; however, many struggle with maintaining this state. No truer is this statement than in the workplace where many drudge along and don't seem to find any positives in their work environment. Workers want to go to an organization that is relaxed, fun, open, i.e happy. They don't want to …

Happy Boss’s Day – Are You Deserving of the Recognition?

Today is Boss's Day - the day employees have the chance to recognize their leader. But, how many are deserving of this recognition? I've already talked to two people who had no clue of what this day mens, as they did not get any kudos, or thanks, by their employees. Leaders need to ask themselves …

How to Career Path Employees Who Don’t Want Upward Mobility

Yesterday, I wrote about the importance of career pathing and how it helps with employee engagement, and as a strategy in succession planning. It's the way to identify high potentials and filling leadership positions that open up as Baby Boomers leave the organization. But, I also mentioned that not everyone wants to move up the …

The Perils of Blocking a Worker’s Job Movement Within the Organization

The question of the day: is it a wise decision for a manager to block, or prevent, a worker from making a job move within the organization? This can be answered from different perspectives, both pro and con. But the real question is, what is the long-term effect this will have on the worker in …