We fully understand and appreciate how hectic your day-to-day can be, so as we embark upon the new year, Workout Wednesdays will be a short, summarized tip that you can immediately apply to your daily lives. Check out the first tip of 2019!
I hope you all had a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving. I feel it only appropriate to explore “gratitude” as a predominant characteristic of effective leaders. Effective leaders understand that there are countless opportunities every day to choose a perspective of gratitude over entitlement. Continue reading to learn more about the psychological and physiological benefits of practicing gratitude.
The inability to effectively communicate ideas, concepts, and expectations is the basis for a number of issues including unmet timelines, failing to achieve goals or objectives, and lower productivity – all of which negatively impacts the organization. If you, as a leader, are demonstrating to others the importance of effective communication, they will embrace and mimic your behavior.
It is difficult to believe that micromanaging is still prevalent in today’s workplace, but it is. Ineffective leaders often see the world in terms of extremes and tend to believe that there is only one way to accomplish a task. When leaders do not have the confidence in their ability to effectively lead others they tend to resort to controlling behaviors as a method for bridging the gap.
A study conducted by Healthstream reported that 79% of employees leave their job due to lack of appreciation. While I typically like to stay on the positive side of things, I thought it might be helpful to write a four-part series that will help us understand and address those characteristics that are guaranteed to move leaders into the “bad boss” category.
Great leaders understand that “adversity” is not necessarily a bad thing and in fact needs to be embraced. They have come to realize that each adversity also includes the seed of opportunity. It is when we hold too tightly and personally to what “must” occur that we are unable to see the inherent opportunity.