Special to The Globe and Mail – Wednesday, May. 08 2013 – See in Globe and Mail Do you want to know how to improve your leadership potential one skill at a time? The first tip is to exemplify hopefulness. Are you surprised to see “hopefulness” described as a leadership skill? Think about it for
If you’ve waited until your organizations is going through hard times to begin building or reinforcing morale, you’ve likely missed the critical time window to do so. In today’s volatile environment, organizational leaders are increasingly called upon to deal with budget cutbacks, downsizing, public relations crises and other pressing challenges. Executives who have successfully navigated
Question: Our Management Team meetings are leaving us frustrated. Our personalities are very different yet we all agree that our meetings could be more effective. We have gotten into some bad habits – how can we make our meetings more productive?
You know the type: the ones that work part-time but have a full-time job. It’s a common problem when co-workers manipulate the sick-day policy leaving others to pick up the slack or do double duty in their absence. The problem is compounded when management turns a blind eye. Whether your co-worker calls in sick with
Spring is a great time of the year. Flowers begin to blossom, tree buds start to bloom and we are awakened by the chirping of birds. It’s also the time of the year when, after a good first quarter, companies start hiring and recruiters start calling, offering a better job and a better life. Before
You know the type. It’s the boss or client who can be so mean that you drop to your knees or fight back tears, but just when you think you can’t take another minute of this abuse, they turn on the charm and you’re left feeling hurt, confused and wondering if you’re just too sensitive.
Recently, a maid was cleaning at an art gallery and cleaned a bucket she thought was dirty. It turns out the bucket was actually a work of art, valued at more than a million dollars. Although most of us haven’t claimed such a costly mistake, most of us know the feeling of messing up at
We’ve all worked with people we found annoying. Mine was named “Sandy”. It could have been the flowing outfits she wore, which were more appropriate for a cocktail party than for an executive office. It could have been her laugh which was way too loud, especially evident as she was often the only person laughing.
In the movie, “Friends with Benefits”, Dylan, played by Justin Timberlake, wants his new team to trust him. He admits he lacks the knowledge needed to do the job and asks the team to be patient. He demonstrates that his door is always open by actually taking his office door off its hinges. Of course,