We all report to somebody. To whom do you report? A boss, an owner, your Board of Directors? Most leaders accept the reality that they must take direction from someone else in their organization. What leaders are not comfortable with is working without a clear delineation of responsibilities vis a vis the person to whom… Continue Reading Let Me Lead

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When it comes to making decisions on a team, the leader has multiple options. The default style of decision-making is often voting. Using this style, the leader asks each member of the team to declare their support or opposition, and then the leader endorses the majority view. Another common decision-making style is consensus. Unlike voting,… Continue Reading Make the Call

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It is not unreasonable to expect team members facing the uncertainties associated with a global pandemic to be anxious, and increasingly so as one countermeasure after another is put into place by their organizations and by their government to fight the novel coronavirus.  Leaders, themselves, are anxious and this is how human beings normally react… Continue Reading An Anxious Team

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It can be frustrating when individuals do not execute on their responsibilities.  When it is a member of our own team that is underperforming, we have the opportunity to directly manage that performance and to restate our expectations to increase understanding and alignment.  If that doesn’t bring about the improved performance, we have access to… Continue Reading Compromising Accountability

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The coaching mindset begins with viewing team members as being naturally creative, resourceful and whole, and not as broken or in need of fixing. Leaders that adopt a coaching mindset step away from needing to have all of the answers.  They start by asking questions, rather than giving solutions.  This means less talking and more… Continue Reading The Leader as Coach

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