Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’
3 Steps to Create Team Engagement with Strategic Priorities
After years of leading teams and advising companies across industries on how to align their people+process to be effective in executing the strategic plans, one fact is very clear to me. Poor execution will sink strategy every time. At the heart of failed execution are three realities. Too many priorities impact employees’ ability to…Read More
5 Tips to Gain Buy-in for Your Plan
Have you ever had your budget slashed during one of the many rounds of line item revisions? Or been told the project you’ve spent months researching is now on hold due to a “shift in priorities”? It’s a frustrating reality of business. Whether you’re leading a project in which you own the budget, or you…Read More
Top 7 Leadership Mistakes to Avoid in High-Growth Times
When times are good, it’s not uncommon to let your guard down and fall to the pressure of quick and easy wins. Unfortunately, with those decisions come long-lasting consequences. Don’t get caught off guard making these mistakes! Read on to know what to avoid so you don’t fall prey to this tempting trend. 1. Assuming…Read More
How to Make Your Positive Feedback More Valuable
A few weeks ago, we discussed the value of specific, positive feedback and how it can make a huge difference in employee morale and performance. When we explain exactly what they’re doing right and why it benefits the company, we help the people we supervise to grow and excel. This type of feedback means pushing…Read More
Why is Critical Thinking Important in Business?
Recently I was included in an Up Journey article where I answered the question ‘Why is Critical Thinking Important’? Below is an excerpt from that piece and three steps to take to incorporate a critical thinking framework in your organization. As a former business executive and now the owner of a boutique organizational strategy consultancy,…Read More
How to Deliver Feedback as a Gift
Constructive feedback is tricky. It’s challenging to dole out in a way that’s both productive and considerate, and even more challenging to accept gracefully. Since many of us resist both giving and getting it, we may convince ourselves that if anyone offers us feedback it’s guaranteed to be negative. In fact, many don’t consider supportive…Read More
Is Legal Action the Answer to Board Gender Inequity?
In late September of 2018, California governor Jerry Brown signed a law requiring publicly traded companies to have at least one woman on their boards of directors. Organizations across the state must comply by the close of 2021 or face hefty fines. Since KQED reports that 25% of the publicly traded companies in California don’t…Read More