Leader Turn-off 8
The Open Door policy
Get out of the office and face your team, and their issues, where they work. Have you every heard a leader who waits for you... and give off this vibe? - I have an open door policy - come to me anytime with an issue - I’ll come to you if I see a problem In this video,...
Leader Turn-off #9
The Energizer Bunny
Try helping your team connect with the mission, instead of giving it to them! That leader with enough purpose, passion, and experience - for everyone - sounds good (at first). When I interview leaders, I often hear - I'm excited and driven! - I model what I want to...
Top 10 Leader Turn-Offs – #10
To know you is to manipulate you.
Leaders we interview don't say it out loud or even admit it. It may not be obvious at first. But the underlying message to the team is clear: I want to know you, find your pressure points, and get you to comply. When people feel manipulated, - They withdraw and go...
Needs and wants – taking and giving.
It depends on who you are serving.
4 Executive Habits that Fuel a Learning Culture
You can’t outsource culture – it begins or ends with you.
A healthy, vibrant team culture will spit out a negative or controlling leader. Even if the person does some damage, a healthy group can bounce back and look for a more like-minded person to lead. I know a team that survived a leader who thought he had all the...
Curious About What You Don’t Know
Don’t let comfort stifle growth.
"The most interesting things happen just on the other side of your comfort zone." - Michael Hyatt As my company evolves and adapts to the changing times, I have been working on my own growth as a leader to keep up. Either find someone else to be the leader most needed...
Learn WITH your team
You're not the source of all knowledge, it's everywhere!
This may sound obvious, but I am amazed how many people want to have all the answers and make everyone come to them for ideas, decisions, research, etc. Humble leaders get out of the way and create opportunities for their team to shine and build the knowledge base of...
No bad teams, only bad leaders.
Own the outcome and build your team.
The numbers are down. The deal fell through. The team missed our delivery date. Who’s to blame? If they didn’t get it right, then I didn’t do my part to help them get there. No amount of blaming will change the result - it only makes it worse. But every moment of...
No Blaming Zone
It’s not “their” fault, it’s yours.
Whose fault is it? Who messed up, dropped the ball, slacked off, or just ignored the goal? Who should I blame? If you need to find fault, look in the mirror. Blame yourself, then make it right. It’s not about shame, just honestly holding yourself responsible as a...
The Answer You Didn’t Want to Hear
It’s OK to be disappointed AND to keep going.
We’ve all had that sinking feeling, and we handle it differently based on things that have shaped us in the past. The answer to something important was not what we hoped for, prepared for, or believed it would happen. But it did. We're used to seeing sports have...