Want To Get Better At Giving Feedback? Aim To Empower, Not Intimidate

A plethora of material and training courses about best management practices are readily available with just a few clicks and swipes. So why do we struggle with feedback conversations? Despite the need for continuous improvement, research suggests (subscription required) that most feedback doesn’t help employees improve, let alone promote change or new learning. For years, I have observedContinue reading “Want To Get Better At Giving Feedback? Aim To Empower, Not Intimidate”

Four Tips For Navigating The Resignation Storm

A recent study of employee experiences during change concluded that employee burnout was at a record high. More than half of those surveyed cited burnout experiences. With millennials logging high burnout rates pre-pandemic, they remain the most impacted population experiencing burnout today (59%). The up-and-coming working generation, Gen Z, bears no exception. Almost mirroring the millennial experience,Continue reading “Four Tips For Navigating The Resignation Storm”

Feeling The Disconnect? Get Back To Basics

Many leaders experience the highs and lows of organizational change without recognizing the significance of connecting the dots for others. An organization in which communication is a one-way affair creates a trust barrier, and trust is at the heart of a healthy workplace. No one wants to be the bearer of bad news, but whenContinue reading “Feeling The Disconnect? Get Back To Basics”

Revisiting Daily Habits: What Your Emails Communicate

Personalities and emails, two seemingly irrelevant entities, can be rather interrelated. In a highly virtual world, the latter is significantly telling of the former’s behaviors and habits. Your style and preferences may be more obvious than you think. Look no further than your email habits to identify some of the key changes you want toContinue reading “Revisiting Daily Habits: What Your Emails Communicate”

Want Change? Empower Your Middle Managers

When thinking of leaders and leadership, most often, senior-level managers come to mind. Essentially, those who are in the public eye, leading large groups of people and making sure agendas are pushed and achieved. Top leaders come to mind for good reasons, particularly at these times of unprecedented change. One might think that the recipeContinue reading “Want Change? Empower Your Middle Managers”

Control your “out of control” inbox: 5 tips to be more productive

Remote working has witnessed exponential growth this year, and with it, email management took a major hit. While the pandemic bears some of the responsibility, let’s not shift the entire blame just yet. For years, managing email has been an area of struggle for leaders and teams as they seek the balance between being productiveContinue reading “Control your “out of control” inbox: 5 tips to be more productive”

Self-Regulation: Nature, nurture, or self-awareness?

Self regulation is a powerful skill for leaders. It starts with a deliberate examination of our personal values, beliefs and reactions to different opinions and experiences we observe in others. Ultimately, it begins with self-awareness. Consider for a moment your inner dialogue. Bring into awareness situations where anger, shame, or guilt have impeded results. ConsiderContinue reading “Self-Regulation: Nature, nurture, or self-awareness?”

Effective Manager Onboarding

Whether new managers’ memories of their first days on the job are good or bad will be based on the quality of your onboarding program. The fact that some organizations spend little time and effort on onboarding is quite surprising. So, what makes onboarding a critical aspect of talent development? More specifically, why spend theContinue reading “Effective Manager Onboarding”

How can I manage my virtual team?

Managers can become easily frustrated with managing virtual teams. At times of disruptive change, managers who step up to the challenge become game changers in the field. There is no better time than now for managers to step up. How can you show up resilient, balanced and confident in your ability to adapt to change.Continue reading “How can I manage my virtual team?”