Teams can improve their emotional intelligence by being open about discomfort and encouraging direct communication and collaboration.
Effective leaders create a sense of psychological safety for their reports and find ways to show appreciation for them as they offer opportunities for growth.
A TV show that forced teams to travel hundreds of miles by biking, hiking & swimming offers lessons in teamwork, celebrating small wins and keeping a sense of humor.
Leaders can’t make improvements unless they are clear on what’s working and what’s not with their strategy, processes and people.
Leaving an old role ideally means you’ve left a good foundation for your successor, especially in terms of institutional knowledge, networking and the team’s talents.
Practice and preparation still apply with video-based presentations, but there are added considerations in terms of understanding the technology, having help with interactive features and knowing that things sometimes go wrong, writes Stephanie Scotti. “
It’s fair to fire someone if you’ve made a whole-hearted attempt to help. Don’t couch the dismissal with praise, and keep the conversation succinct while respecting the employee’s need to exit gracefully.
Companies must have a strong culture to recognize and avert “5 D’s of decline” that can occur when business is disrupted, causing division and distraction.
“Taking the time to clearly identify your expectations, communicate them to others and check that you have been understood will improve your relationships and your ability to achieve the desired results.” he writes.
The concept of agile thinking can improve how we develop employees and our own careers, as we need to be flexible about our goals and nimble enough to learn new skills as the job market changes.