You’ve all been there… At the end of your rope with no hope. Delaying what you feel is inevitable, with futile attempts to stay relevant to your goal. As you hang in the balance and your mind shifts towards giving up, to save yourself the embarrassment of failure, there’s one more thing you should try…
We can draw up the best plans in the world. The x’s and o’s can be in the perfect position. We can think of ways to proactively avoid traps and snares in almost any situation, save a natural disaster. And we can even plan for those. Yet, unless we have this, we’ll fail every time.
I hear a lot of people saying “I’m woke”, but what does it really mean?
How can you tell if you’re actually leading?
A few days ago, CEO’s took part in a CEO initiative, aimed at bringing to light social issues in an attempt to attract attention and find solutions. But I’m wondering if these CEO’s are only taking a stand for human rights, the environment, etc., because their desire is to be viewed positively by the public. Does acting in this manner give their revenue stream a boost? I’m certain that it doesn’t hurt. This makes me question the sincerity of their efforts.
Do you want to get better? Do you want to lead people effectively? Do you want people to believe in you? Do you want to align people around common goals? Well, if the answer is yes, here are 5 things you must do.
People make decisions every day. These decisions can be difficult, depending on different internal and external factors. These factors can quickly turn a normal task, into an abnormal task. Failure to make the right choice in key situations can lead to undesirable outcomes.
As leaders, we can’t be with our people 24/7. It’s impossible to train for every scenario. Instead of focusing on detailed and specific solutions, a broader approach needs to be taken. We have to teach people how to think.
We have to develop within our teams the specific skill of utilizing objective analysis in order to solve problems.
Read on for some ways that will help you teach people how to think.
At times in conversations, I accidentally cut people off, but doesn’t everybody? Does that mean I’m not a good listener?
As a leader, there will come a day when you have to fire someone. It’s not pretty and certainly isn’t something that many people are comfortable doing. Unfortunately, I’ve had to do this several times and it never gets easier. Mostly it’s because we’re human and inherently, a lot of us want to see the good in everyone. We also don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. Yet, people underperform, everyday and people get fired, everyday. I’ll offer 5 ways to ease the process.
Give a listen to this interesting and entertaining interview by Mr. T. Pay close attention to what he is saying about fear around the 11:39 mark and then when David Letterman asks him a question about needing a bodyguard at the 11:55 mark.