Managing Individual Readiness

Simple Tips for Leaders… Organizations Don’t Change – People Within Organizations Change You cannot manage change at an organizational level until you know how to manage change with a single individual.* Helping employees to prepare for and successfully manage their transition through times of uncertainty is a foundational attribute of effective leaders.  It’s imperative thatContinue reading “Managing Individual Readiness”

Followership

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “Followership” means:  “the capacity or willingness to follow a leader”. The opportunity to challenge leaders to view themselves through the prism of reciprocity is as fascinating to us both today as it was in the early stages of our respective consulting and teaching careers. In the era of 21st centuryContinue reading “Followership”

Staying Present

In an article published in Psychology Today “The Digital Psychological Disconnect” (Jul 10, 2016), the authors shared some interesting research findings on the digital disconnect and the impact to face-to-face interpersonal interactions. In summary, the problem lies in our growing preferred interaction with digital devices than with human beings. This is a prevailing challenge forContinue reading “Staying Present”

Managing Expectations

Simple Tips for Leaders… Setting expectations is something we experience early on—as a child we were expected to clean our room before we could go out and play; as students we were expected to complete our homework before we could go to the weekly sporting event; as employees we have goals we create or areContinue reading “Managing Expectations”

Collaboration & Communication

Simple Tips for Leaders… Collaborate (verb col·lab·o·rate \kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrāt\): to work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something. Fostering collaboration in an organization begins with a leader creating an environment that empowers associates to speak his / her mind freely — sharing ideas on improving organizational effectiveness and feeling comfortable providingContinue reading “Collaboration & Communication”