As a new leader taking over a workgroup, some employees may decide to test you. Passing those tests will establish you as a confident and respected leader. Here are three strategies to help you pass the test as a new leader: The first strategy is to get to know your team and their capabilities. […]
How Should Leaders Apologize?
How should leaders apologize? In a recent Leader Feeder episode, I discussed that one of the first steps to rebuild trust is to offer a sincere apology. A recent study revealed helpful suggestions on the difference between an ineffective and effective apology. Whether you watch a politician, an actor or a business executive apologize, […]
Are You In a Groove Or a Rut?
What’s the difference between being in a groove and being in a rut? When your job is exciting and motivating, you’ll feel like you’re in a groove – looking forward to the challenges that come with your job. When you feel like you’re in a rut, the job has become routine and boring and that […]
Detoxing from Autocratic Leadership
Adjusting to a new leader can be challenging – especially when the leadership styles are polar opposites. An autocratic leader is usually somebody who’s very direct, perhaps abrasive and abrupt. More and more companies are making the tough decision to replace their most autocratic leaders with more participative leaders who use a coaching approach instead […]
Leaders Who Shouldn’t Be Leaders
There are leaders out there who shouldn’t be leaders. The reality is, for every 15 to 20 supervisors there’s usually one or two who aren’t up to the challenge, and they’re holding back their team from achieving more. The interesting thing is that, given the chance, many of those struggling leaders would gladly go […]