Every leader latches on to "strategy" as a buzzword, very few really sit and think through it as a way of working, and even thinking. Strategy comes from the military usage where taking high ground in a battle would give advantages - the ability to see the battlefield in it's totality (the "big picture") and accordingly plan out attacks on the opposing forces. Applied to today's corporate landscape, strategy becomes an overarching approach that guides the direction of a perso
How do you see yourself as a leader? Some leaders tell others what to do. Others do all the work themselves ("If you want it done right..."). Imagine your team as a growing organism. It needs a lot of care when it is new or green. As it matures, it needs less hands on care and more observation and expert handling, advising, mentorship. To be sure, it takes getting your hands dirty to make a great tree grow from sapling to a solid oak. Once you get it there, though, it starts
Always pick effectiveness over efficiency. I remember this great quote which came from Peter Drucker, mentioned in a college seminar decades ago. We're so focused on saving time that we sometimes forget what really counts and makes a difference. So the next time you're exhausted and yet feel like you're not making headway, take a step back, prioritize and do ONE thing that really matters. #executivepresence #leadership #communication
Do you feel people at work aren't always paying attention when you speak, or that your word seems to carry less weight, even if you're right? Due principally to evolutionary factors, humans tend to respect and hold in higher regard those who portray strength, #confidence and poise. Here are methods I’ve found that can boost all those qualities in a #publicspeaking setting. #communication Read the full article at Entrepreneur.