Your leadership style plays a big role in how you communicate. Authoritative, commanding and pace-setting leadership styles, as defined by Daniel Goleman, are much less likely to communicate as much information with their team as democratic, affiliative or pace-setting leaders. But regardless of your leadership style, many of the members of the team you lead may NEED more communication from you in order to truly buy in to your vision and embrace the goals you've established.
The benefits of positive thinking cannot be overstated. The postitive thinker isn't necessarily the smartest or most creative person in the bunch, but the positivie thinker is usually the most productive, the most reliable and the most teachable member of the team. Are you as a leader identifying the postiive thinkers on your team? Are you protecting them? Are you promoting them? Are your recognizing and rewarding them? You should be, and here's just a few reasons why.
"Standing still teaches us composure and poise. Stillness helps focus the risk-taker, enabling her to regulate her emotions and discern the right course of action." - Bill Treasurer TaiChi, KungFu, Yoga and other activities have become wildly popular in recent years, and yet they have been practiced for centuries. So what is this phenomenon that is causing people to be attracted to these very quiet, introspective and 'still' activities? I suspect that in a culture where h
What are the personalities and priorities of your team members? Is it important to a majority of your people to have freedome to be spontaneous, creative, and whimsical, or is your team comprised primarily of ordered, structured, regimented personalities who appreciate systems? Perhaps you have a mix of both. Depending on your mission and the goals of the organization you may employ primarily creative and spontaneous personalities, or have chiefly highly-structured people o
Even the most inexperienced leader understands the power of praise and the impact that it can have on individuals and the team as a whole. Praise is one of the most powerful training and motiviational tools leaders have! When a team makes great gains or accomplishes a desired outcome, praise from their leader is often one of the most important and desired rewards. But have you ever considered offering reward in the form of praise when a project has failed? Praise in it's t