Archive for LeadChangeGroup SmartBlogs
We are entering the time of commencement speeches. Some may go viral while others will evaporate as soon as the words are spoken. It is an important time, nonetheless, as a younger generation enters the next phase of their life and leadership path.
A millennial leader address to other leaders
It might be interesting to switch the roles.[…] Continue Reading »
Have you ever been frustrated by name-calling, finger-pointing and the blame game? Or watched how harsh judgments can divide people, divide organizations and result in inefficiency and ineffectiveness?
For 20 years, I’ve observed the impact that judgment has on relationships, families, organizations, neighbors, communities and nations.
When I was a youth director, I noticed that when teens with a strong vision for their own lives said “no” to what was popular to stay focused on personal goals, their peers frequently perceived that they were being judged — even when they weren’t.[…] Continue Reading »
Feeling adrift in a business world where uncertainty is the norm? Where complex problems bubble up quickly and defy conventional leadership thinking? Where, as CCL’s Nick Petrie writes, “Hindsight does not lead to foresight since the elements and conditions of the system can be in continual flux”?
If so, it’s time to hang up on heroic leadership — the notion that a single person has all the answers — and embrace a new orientation to leading yourself and others: flexibility.[…] Continue Reading »
Profit is killing your business. It hinders your career. It prevents employees from achieving their dreams. It derails potentially great leaders from rising to the top.
Don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing inherently evil about profit. You’ll do your job today expecting to profit from the work you do. The business you serve expects to earn a profit on the product or service they provide.[…] Continue Reading »
You know volunteering is good for the community. But can volunteering make you a better leader?
Lots of leaders volunteer. According to the Department of Labor Statistics, more than a quarter of the American population volunteers, and employed people volunteer more frequently than the unemployed.
Many corporations actively support volunteering; 48 of the 100 companies recognized in the 100 Best Places to Work give paid time off for volunteering; and Starbucks and others have made volunteering part of their turnaround stories.[…] Continue Reading »