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The value of employee empowerment is important to sustaining a successful organization — true. But how can a leader create a platform of engagement that facilitates empowerment? Command and control management is out, and in its place lie “track and trust” leadership. Leaders who grasp this change have a clear advantage over leaders who don’t when it comes to employee engagement and employee development.[…] Continue Reading »
Often in leadership circles, we place those who achieve success on pedestals and we talk about what they did right. We study their actions. We admire the decisions they made and the opportunities they’ve had. We learn from them and they challenge us.
Do you ever notice that some of these people never fail? They seem to never make a mistake or if they do, we only hear about it because they’re telling us about their success overcoming that failure or learning from it.[…] Continue Reading »
I crashed my car recently. It was about 8 a.m. I was in a rush (what else is new?) to get to a meeting for a nonprofit I belong to. I learned how to drive in Thailand, so I’m rather proud of my driving reflexes — even pride myself on holding my own with the cab drivers in New York City.[…] Continue Reading »
Everything we thought we knew about erstwhile CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus is now up for debate — his leadership qualities, motivations, future and his reputation for being disciplined and loyal in his personal life.
A client and I were talking about how he felt disconnected from his team because of his travel schedule. He knew that he needed to reach out on a more informal basis to his team beyond the obligatory formal monthly one-on-one meetings, which, more often than not, were canceled because of his schedule.
His first idea was to connect with his local team in a casual way, by walking around the office where they worked after he arrived in the morning.[…] Continue Reading »