Making excuses benefits no one. Neither does dwelling on past mistakes, passing blame, and wasting precious time by focusing on a problem. Transform your mistakes into a learning process so you can prevent them from recurring. Simply accept responsibility, provide solutions, and redirect the business towards achieving its overall goals.
A leader has become something that we strive to be instead of accepting that we already are. We celebrate accomplishments that few people can achieve, rather than celebrating the everyday actions that positively influence the lives of others.
Remote teams require emotionally intelligent, agile leaders who understand the impact of both physical and psychological distance. Distributed employees are faced with communication challenges unfamiliar - and quickly forgotten - by their local counterparts.
It’s easy to think that one more click or brainstorming session will provide the “Aha!” moment you seek. Unfortunately, you’re more likely to end up with analysis paralysis and risk missed opportunities.
Management by Walking Around (MBWA) has been practiced for centuries - and for a good reason. It works!
As an entrepreneur, you’re expected to carve your own path - and you’ll undoubtedly face roadblocks along the way. When faced with divergence, find purpose in the moment and make a conscious decision to respond. Take time to reflect on why the situation occurred and what you might learn from it. Then use this knowledge to navigate your path forward.
For good or for bad, culture is nothing more than the behavior of its leaders.
The Dunning-Kruger effect argues that the most competent people are often the most insecure. People who question their abilities are often great leaders because they are humble enough to know there is always more to learn.
Alleviate mixed messages by combating two common challenges, selective perception and closure.
At some point in your journey, you’re going to feel stuck. Situations will arise that leave you feeling confined. You might even think you’ve already failed. When this happens, remember that there is no one best solution. And if you want to solve a problem, you have to find it first.