Ask yourself, who is the best boss I ever worked for? If you were asked why they were the best, you would probably say things like: “She was so positive.”“He made me feel appreciated.”“She took the time to know me and coach me.”“He listened carefully.”“I felt like she would do anything for me.” Most likely […] Read more
Being kind isn’t as difficult as you might think. And by practicing some of the suggestions below on a regular basis you can eventually make them habits.
One of the most difficult challenges of any leader is to create a work environment where people get a long and feel safe from negative confrontation, backstabbing and gossip. Several years ago I was brushing my teeth when one of my kids informed me that my two year old son had used the very toothbrush that I was using!
How would you respond if someone asked you “do you understand what you want?” Seems like a simple question doesn’t it? I believe it is probably the most important and meaningful question a leader can ask his or herself. And I believe it is probably the most important and meaningful question a leader can ask of those he or she leads.
Important newsflash: leaders make mistakes! Okay, maybe not news to you, and certainly not news to me either. But how many actually admit they make mistakes? My experience has shown that some leaders admit it; some don’t. When leaders make mistakes they have everything to gain by admitting it.