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Crisis in the Organization: Internal Communications

By |2018-08-23T14:48:14-06:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Leadership Anxiety, Personal Development|Tags: , , , |

In this series, Crisis in the Organization, we want to cover internal communications. This may be one of those overlooked areas of management which can cause a lot of negative issues in the organization. In this post, we'll cover some key points that you want to address when dealing with a crisis as a leader. Be [...]

Crisis in the Organization – Organizational Management

By |2018-08-23T14:43:41-06:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Personal Development|Tags: , , , |

To be a great leader, you need to put a high priority on your organizational management.  Most people are not very detailed-oriented, which is what we tend to think about when we think about being well-organized.  However, if we focus on the right and best details of what we need to manage, we can be highly [...]

Crisis in the Organization – Hiring the Right Person

By |2018-08-23T14:43:10-06:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Human Resources, Personal Development|Tags: , , , |

Hiring the right person for an existing role or a new one can be a significant challenge.  For many organizations, hiring a new team member seems to be a painful process - but it doesn’t have to be that way.  Instead, it can be a great opportunity to bring in highly skilled expertise, fun energy, and [...]

Internal Threat Management as a Leader

By |2018-08-23T17:21:49-06:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Human Resources, Leadership Anxiety, Team Building|Tags: , , |

If you've lead for awhile, you know what anxiety caused by an internal threat feels like. In many cases, an internal threat causes a lot of distrust and difficulties for us as leaders. When we recognize that an internal threat can happen and that we can plan on how to address it, the effects are greatly [...]

Messages on the Walls of My Office

By |2018-08-23T17:23:47-06:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Business Education, Business Strategies, Human Resources, Personal Development, Team Building|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The messages which we communicate in our office are very important.  Not only do we communicate them to our team members, we are also communicating those messages to ourselves as well. The messages on our walls communicate critical messages.  Are they distractions or are they pointing us to the work that we need to accomplish?  Are [...]

The Negative Effects of Passive Leadership in an Organization

By |2018-08-24T14:16:55-06:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Human Resources, Personal Development|Tags: , , , |

After advising and consulting with a lot of for-profit and non-profit organizations, I’ve recognized that there is an epidemic of passive leadership in today’s world. So what are we talking about when we’re considering passive leadership?  Here are some common traits: Letting obvious conflicts within the workplace linger, with no plan to address or solve them [...]

Have Employee Review as Part of Your Organization

By |2018-08-23T15:00:46-06:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Business Services, Business Strategies, Human Resources, Personal Development|Tags: , , , |

For what it's worth, it sure seems like we always tend to focus on reviewing each other's performance. Managers review their employees, and then sometimes employees review their managers, and then there are group reviews . . . it goes on and on. We tend to miss the organization, however. How about this idea: do you [...]

Being a Jerk as a Leader: Why You Must Maintain Consistency

By |2018-08-23T14:34:38-06:00October 6th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development|Tags: , , |

In our series of "Being a Jerk as a Leader," we talk about various traits of the right kind of "jerk." This article, "Being a Jerk as a Leader: Why You Must Maintain Consistency," covers how you should be consistent in your leadership. Leadership isn't supposed to be popular. Leaders have to make decisions which aren't [...]

Being a Jerk as a Leader: Why You Must Maintain Balance

By |2018-08-23T14:34:02-06:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Personal Development|Tags: , , |

In our series of "Being a Jerk as a Leader," we are talking about various traits of the right kind of "jerk." This article, "Being a Jerk as a Leader: Why You Must Maintain Balance," covers the balance in our lives. If you think that being a jerk is not a great leadership trait, you might [...]

Being a Jerk as a Leader: When You Need It

By |2018-08-23T14:33:19-06:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Personal Development|Tags: , , , |

Sometimes being a jerk is needed. In this article, "Being a Jerk as a Leader: When You Need It," let's talk about why it's more than okay to be a jerk as a leader. In an article written by Patrick Lencioni, author of the book "The Five Dysfunctions as a Team", he shares an experience with [...]