Self-awareness, which may be defined as being conscious of what you’re good at while acknowledging what you still need to learn, is one of the most underrated leadership skills. Apparently, it’s also one of the most rare.
Do you feel like you rush from urgent task to urgent task at work, constantly putting out fires and never having the chance to step back to focus on the big picture?
All the productivity hacks in the world won’t matter if your team is operating in ways that at their core are inefficient.
Most companies use repeatable processes to get work done. That’s a good thing.
Have you ever seen a brainstorming session go south in an instant just because one person made an off hand comment? Someone saying “You’re right, but…” can stop a discussion in a few seconds flat.
Leaders who inspire have an ability to articulate a vision in a way that appeals to us and motivates us to act. They provide purpose and meaning for the task at hand.
When downsizing must happen, the emotional toll is heavy on everyone in the company as well as everyone close to it. Layoff survivors, those who are left after a round of layoffs, are in a stressful situation.
The scene from the recess playground is burned in my brain. The captains are choosing teams for dodgeball, and my friends and I are standing in a line, nervously shifting from one foot to the other. No one wants to …
It happens in every organization. Two leaders of two different teams just can’t get along. It’s wreaking havoc among the other teams. Things are just a mess. As the program manager, you’ve been asked to fix the situation.
Last December, my colleagues and I saw a fun post on the Intuit QuickBase Facebook fan page. It read “Jared Gilbert has been dubbed ‘Captain QuickBase by his coworkers.” It even came complete with a ‘Captain QuickBase’ Christmas Tree ornament ! Love it!