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Situational leadership changes depending on the type of leadership (direction and support) each of your employee’s needs. Emotional leadership is based more on the theory of emotional intelligences and relates to the situation at hand.
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A leader's kickstarter: Ask these questions: What’s the next action we need to get this moving? What do you need to make that happen? What will you do next? Then what? What’s the priority right now? What is the next step?
In need of an “aha!” moment? If you’re a night owl, you’ll likely experience it in the morning. If you’re an early bird, inspiration might strike at day’s end. That’s because innovation and creativity are at their peak when we’re not at our best, with respect to our circadian rhythms.
Persevering when you’re struggling through a problem sometimes requires knowing that it can be done. Otherwise, you’re likely to throw up your hands with an exasperated, “It can’t be done.”
To avoid being a casualty of your own flaws, examine your blind spot. Don’t turn a blind eye to your faults. Seek out frank and frequent feedback from work allies who know you well, suggests David Brookmire, president of Corporate Performance Strategies Inc.
When you feel like you’ve hit a wall, consider that you may have landed on an excuse that’s merely disguised as an immovable barrier.
The talent of Jeremy Lin may seem patently clear now. But when Lin was just out of college, no NBA general manager or coach saw his potential. Why didn’t anyone have an inkling of what Lin could do? Stereotypes.
Each year, new employment laws go on the books and courts write thousands upon thousands of decisions interpreting old laws. Yet, year after year, many HR professionals reach up onto a dusty shelf to hand new employees the same old employee handbook someone wrote years ago—too often without a second of consideration whether the contents still pass legal muster.
Luciano Anastasini, who comes from generations of circus performers, dreamed of a circus act of his own. Anastasini went looking for rescue dogs to train as his Pound Puppies. “There was a time when nearly all dogs had jobs,” he says. “Most were bred to herd, to hunt, to guard. When dogs misbehave, I think it’s just because they’re bored.”
Some rules of leadership are timeless, but some simply don’t cut it anymore. Here are the 7 Rules of Now:
The Holy Grail of problem solving is creating shared understanding, a precursor to shared commitment, says CogNexus Institute founder Jeff Conklin.