Archive for MaryJoAsmus SmartBlogs
Leaders need to constantly develop themselves as human beings. There is so much external change for them to adapt to that the need to be intentional about personal development is essential. The best leaders I know are staying current and agile through change by developing themselves.
A checklist of “to dos” is fine, but it isn’t enough anymore.[…] Continue Reading »
Delegating work is one of the most endlessly challenging things a leader can do. Leaders at any level in an organization can struggle with decisions about entrusting others to do some of the work they’re hanging on to.
The simple truth is that you must delegate some work in order to do the work you’re be paid to do.[…] Continue Reading »
The media often portrays bosses as tough, unyielding individuals who want everything done their way. They are often depicted as demanding, order-barking narcissists with little empathy or respect for the people that work for them.
True, those types of bosses exist, but they are a relic of days past when employees weren’t allowed to think for themselves.[…] Continue Reading »
Leadership can be emotionally difficult at times, and that’s natural for any human being who takes their work to heart. But it doesn’t have to be a continual struggle. If you pay attention to those times when you feel like you’re spinning your wheels and not accomplishing much, that’s where the struggle might be taking place.
There are plenty of reasons for this struggle.[…] Continue Reading »
I was a bit of a renegade in my years in the corporate world. I saw things that needed to change, and I felt it was the right thing to do to prepare my case to get them changed. For much of my career, there was just this one little problem: I wasn’t all that good at persuading others to my way.[…] Continue Reading »