In a report by SIMAD University, researchers identified two different leadership styles – transformational and transactional. According to the report, transformational leadership is ‘the ability to motivate and to encourage intellectual stimulation through inspiration.’ Transformational leaders aim to lead by example, encouraging employees to follow a set of values rather than a rulebook. Transactional leadership, on […] Read more… Read More»
A curiosity mindset leaves you open to countless possibilities and perspectives, and increases your capacity for adaptability and resilience, whereas a judgmental frame of mind leaves you closed and thus unlikely to embrace other, more positive ways of seeing things…. Read More»
Your employees not only want to succeed, they need to feel successful.
Contrary to the premise behind many traditional management approaches, people want to contribute – we all have a basic need to be productive and succeed. Your job as a leader is not to coerce your people to get the work done; rather it is to create an environment that supports their success…. Read More»
YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about how Millennial Entrepreneurs found their purposes in life. Here are their responses. Q: How did you discover your purpose in life, and how do you integrate that into your current organization? 1. Having Backstage Access from an Early Age My first job was at a radio station […] Read more… Read More»
New year, new job? If the thought of going back to work is filling you with dread, you might already be thinking about moving on to something new. But what if the job you want might actually be the one you’ve already got – and it just needs some tweaking?
Research by The Oxford Group suggests that making small changes to how we work can actually reap rewards. Here are their top five tips to turning the job you’ve got into the job you want…… Read More»
When principle is placed first, however, our leadership changes dramatically. Leading on principle first solves many problems and produces clarity in how to build organizational cultures…. Read More»
Too often in marketing, we talk in terms of “getting:” getting customers to buy, getting people to click, getting people to convert, getting more followers on Twitter, getting bigger market share, etc. But the truth is, in today’s business climate, the best marketers stand out from the competition not by how much they “get,” but by how much they “give.”… Read More»
The traditional idea of “teams” at work has been threatened by evolutions in workstyles and technologies. As increasing numbers of employees are flexible, mobile and globally dispersed, in-office team dynamics that are so crucial to morale and productivity must adapt or risk extinction…. Read More»
A company’s culture is one of its most valued assets. That’s why it’s essential that leaders commit to defining and developing it as they expand. I believe a focus on giving is a fundamental element of successful companies. Encouraging your team to base all of its decisions around how they can help others will always benefit the three groups that have the greatest impact on a company’s success: colleagues, customers, and community…. Read More»
Let’s clear up the first notion: Resiliency is NOT about just surviving disasters, economic downturns, mergers, and the loss of top talent. In fact, if resiliency only kicks in when these events occur, it’s too late…. Read More»