Leaders take a stance! They take action to defend their values; and they expect others to do so too.
It takes courage to address behaviors that are inconsistent with desired norms. Modeling how we talk to, and about, each other. Showing the importance of spending time developing and supporting each other. Continue reading Know your boundaries
Yes, I get it. We need to “pick our battles”. And, we want to have one-on-one, face-to-face, discussions when it comes to behaviors.
But when it comes to creating a team culture…the way a leader responds
Continue reading We teach people how to treat us
When we really want to make a difference we push for the best outcome, we get it done fast. We are deliberate in our work. We have a sense of urgency and an expectation of success! Continue reading Manage to the best case, plan for the worst
Everyone has fears!
They manifest themselves in many different ways. Sometimes it’s fear of speaking out because people will judge us; we may lose status or power. Continue reading Act 6: Have Courage
Sometimes we think we know where we are going, but in reality we haven’t described it in concrete terms. Maybe it’s because we have fear of failure…or maybe we have fear of success!
Continue reading You can only manage what you can measure
Do parents still wash kid’s mouths with soap? There is something about seeing a child talking back to a parent that brings back memories. Just this week a friend shared his story “…and I never talked back to my mother again.” Mom was teaching him how to treat her. She could have ignored it, laughed it off, or shouted idol threats. But that day, Continue reading We teach people how to treat us
Encourage means to inspire courage, allow ourselves to get beyond feelings of insecurity. As leaders we encourage others and we dig into our own soul to find strength. When I’m afraid, I reach out to Continue reading Act 6: Have Courage
Leaders are courage coaches. They stand beside, not in front of, people to sort through challenges. Courage coaches genuinely care. They look at work challenges as life challenges and encourage people to be their best. They use kind words and let people know they are appreciated. They want the best for others even if it creates a challenge for them.
A few weeks ago I heard Richard Sheridan speak about how his company, Menlo Innovations, has grown. He told a story about how he and a pregnant worker figured out how she could bring her new born to work. Continue reading Leadership Act 5: Care