If you’re business hasn’t gone through tremendous change lately, congratulations! I knew there had to be one somewhere. For the rest of us, it seems like we’re in a state of constant change.
To build a better leader you need a better leadership development program. There are many good reasons for an organization to create a leadership development program: building bench strength, attracting and retaining talent, and establishing a common leadership language to name a few, but the single best reason is to solve a current business challenge.
The Whirlwind of Trust, Transparency, Candor, and Integrity
There are all-hands meetings, and then there are all-hands meetings. Most of the folks I’ve worked with thought all-hands meetings were an unwelcome interruption in the day and made it harder to get work done. Well sure, it’s a meeting. At some companies where I’ve worked they’d been eagerly anticipated. In others, dreaded. Why?
I sent a particularly dumb email early in my career. Don’t get me wrong, you could probably catch me sending a dumb email in any given week… but this one was particularly dumb. Why?
One day at work, I asked my boss what I thought was an innocent question, “Hey, what time does the meeting start?” My boss replied, “DIDN’T you read the memo?” Yes, in fact I had. I had read all 7 memos sent that day, and each had a different time for when the meeting started — each made sure to bury those times in an endless mass of text. What could have been a 5-second informative response turned into 5-second condescending passive-aggressive non-answer.
Accountability, it is such a struggle in our lives. All the time, we have to make decisions as adults because we have free will. Free will isn’t free though there are things that happen because of our choices, and we are made to pay for them each time we make a choice. Sometimes the payment is light and happy, and at other times not so much.Accountability, it is such a struggle in our lives. All the time, we have to make decisions as adults because we have free will. Free will isn’t free though there are things that happen because of our choices, and we are made to pay for them each time we make a choice. Sometimes the payment is light and happy, and at other times not so much.
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Richard Branson famously said “If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes — then learn how to do it later!”
There are some certain ways to disengage your employees — and that can be your fault as employers....
As with any business meeting, meetings where you gather you management team together to make key decisions on the fate of the business should be run as efficiently and effectively as possible if you want to produce quality decisions, incite active engagement from your team, and create opportunities for impactful innovations and pivot points to your current strategy.
A startup should always keep this is mind. Making a new customer is much more difficult and costs much more than retaining an existing one.