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Dealing with Employees Who Just Don’t Get It

Dealing with Employees Who Just Don’t Get It Enlightened Leaders

What happens when you’re enlightened, but you are surrounded by peers who just don’t get it?  Many organizations require help when they are experiencing rapid growth or some other change and pressure. For example, this can happen when a senior leader changes in the organization and they want employees who are on the same […]

How Should Leaders Apologize?

How Should Leaders Apologize?

 How should leaders apologize? In a recent Leader Feeder episode, I discussed that one of the first steps to rebuild trust is to offer a sincere apology. A recent study revealed helpful suggestions on the difference between an ineffective and effective apology. Whether you watch a politician, an actor or a business executive apologize, […]

Great Leaders Listen

Great Leaders Listen

 One of the key leadership attributes that will make you successful is your ability to listen to your group. When you think about some of the people that you consider to be the most effective communicators, chances are that they’re great listeners. When you listen better as a leader a few things will happen: […]

Tough Guys Get Hurt Feelings

Tough Guys Get Hurt Feelings

 The tough guys on your team get hurt feelings. Yes, even those tough guys are sensitive on the inside. And when their feelings get hurt, instead of whimpering, they come out swinging, substituting anger for sadness. In the toughest, grittiest work environments, where the work is tough and the workers are just as tough, […]

Is Your Leadership Disengaged?

Is Your Leadership Disengaged?

 Is your leadership disengaged? When you as a leader are disengaged, it causes your employees to be disengaged. Many companies are trying to increase their employee engagement, but what if the root cause is that the leader is disengaged? Think of employee engagement like the transmission in your car. When the transmission is disengaged […]

Make Promises You Can Keep

Make Promises You Can Keep

 As a leader, you probably find yourself needing to make promises to members of your team. But, there are only certain promises you can actually make. Most leaders don’t try to be untrustworthy, it happens completely by accident. And usually because the promises that you’re making are not within your control to actually deliver […]

Great Managers Have These Traits

Great Managers Have These Traits

 In the Front Line Leadership course, we ask participants to think back to the best manager or supervisor they’d ever worked for, and then list some of those traits that made the manager so successful. Let’s cover five of the most common attributes that make their way onto the flip chart in the classroom. […]

Too Busy to Lead?

Too Busy to Lead?

 Being too busy can cause inefficiencies in your overall leadership. Many leaders want to do a better job at leading, but they get bogged down doing lots of tasks that take away their time from interacting with their teams. Dr. Linda Duxbury, from the University of Ottawa, did some interesting research about how managers […]

Employee Engagement Survey – Now What?

Employee Engagement Survey – Now What?

 When you ask employees for their feedback through an engagement survey, you’re creating a set of expectations that things are going to change. However, HR and management can sometimes end up overpromising and under delivering, only to look back six months later and say, “Wow, we really didn’t accomplish a lot since we got […]

The Good Thing About Incompetence

The Good Thing About Incompetence

 Did you know that being conscious and transparent about incompetence can be a good thing? Most of us don’t like to be told that we’re incompetent. And in many cases, people tend to get defensive instead of admitting that they don’t know something. But it can be very helpful to admit when you don’t […]