Interviewing for a new job is a lot like leaving your own planet and embarking on a ride into outer space. Thankfully, you don’t have to be an astronaut to land yourself a stellar job at your current company. You just have to think like one!
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Leaders in an agile organization serve their teams, not the other way around. They are committed to developing and supporting team members. They listen, trust and get out of the way — always in the name of creating greater value. Here’s how it looks and works in the trenches.
Project managers are asked to lead wide-ranging teams and produce far-reaching results with little or no official authority. Consequently, their ability to lead is often directly related to their powers of persuasion. An executive coach offers four principles for influencing others, regardless of your title.
Whether cutting wasteful meetings, addressing conflict, or better aligning decisions with business needs, every decision a leader makes will have ramifications. It is approach, attitude and skills that will determine if those choices are helpful or a hindrance. Here are four ways that you can create a positive ripple effect.
Age diversity in the workplace presents challenges in the areas of communication, expectations, work ethic and skills. Some of the most difficult situations involve managing a much older or younger staff. But it is also important to understand the perspective of team members who are reporting to a younger or older manager.
Better than a slide presentation, a good story can inspire and instruct. For project leaders, the ancient art of storytelling is a neglected tool for explaining initiatives and motivating teams. And if you’re not sure you’ve got a story to tell or the ability to tell it, here are nine tips for overcoming the biggest barriers to getting started.
Just because you embrace process and organize by structure doesn’t mean you need to lead with it. Process may be your super power. It can also stay in your back pocket, hidden from sight—and be all the more magical for being there.
As a project leader, one of your key tasks is to keep your teams motivated. To do so, you remind your people of the company vision, hold them accountable to targets and goals, mentor them, and support their work. But how does the one who motivates others every day stay motivated as well?
One of the possible reasons for so many ruminations on leadership is that we have arrived at the same place with leadership as we have with so many other topics: good leadership depends.
Taking actions that create discomfort in ourselves and others is difficult. Yet that is an inescapable part of a leader’s job. From asking questions to owning the message, here are some tips for handling the “unsettling” that change brings, and why it’s worth it in the end.