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What do you think the biggest problem facing leaders today is? Sanjog Aul, host of CIO Talk Radio, asked me that question during an off-air discussion.
The answer is that leaders need to find ways that they deliver value to their stakeholders.
So consider this word equation as a value proposition: Intention + Diligence + Attentiveness = Leadership Value
Intention is what you plan to do.[…] Continue Reading »
Are you spending too much time with your boss?
If you are, you may suffer a drop off in engagement, innovation and productivity. At the same time if you don’t spend enough time with the boss, the same can occur.
Conciliators make the world go around. Or at least function more smoothly.
Conciliators have the ability to get people to get along with one another not merely as compromisers but as collaborators. Conciliation also works when things are broken. Then they become those who can reconcile aggrieved parties.
“The main object of conciliation,” said Confucius, “lies in reaching a solution to a case based upon morals and with a warm heart.” Morality underscores the principle to getting people to work together for the right reasons.[…] Continue Reading »
When you are presenting your ideas, you don’t have to sublimate your personality. It may be your most important asset.
Effective leaders know how to inject their personality into their ideas. How?
- One, think about what you want to say. Make a well-reasoned argument.
- Two, reflect on what your words really mean. Whom do they affect? What the benefits of your ideas?
The best executives with whom I have worked make a point of hitting the road.
Executives who get out of their offices and make treks to the front lines, as well as to customer locations, get firsthand impressions of what is happening, as well as what is not happening. And it’s not enough to show up.
You need to engage.[…] Continue Reading »