In my last post, I shared “what’s the best approach to leading up?” And as a follow-up, today I am sharing ways I’ve done this well and ways I have screwed it up. And here’s why I’m continuing this conversation: any kind of leadership is often accompanied by the anxiety of making decisions that requireContinue reading “Whoops and Wins: the lessons I learned on “leading-up””
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What’s the best approach to “leading up”?
A few weeks ago, I stood at the end of a grass strip runway wearing a bright yellow vest and muttering out loud, “What the hell is this pilot doing?!” He was coming in hot and fast for a landing and I wasn’t sure whether to run away or take cover on the ground. MyContinue reading “What’s the best approach to “leading up”?”
How to structure a 1-on-1 conversation?
In order for any relationship to grow there needs to be consistent and clear communication. This can make or break a relationship. Many organizations are so focused on communicating with their customers or clients, they don’t stop to think about it when it comes to their employees. As a leader, a manager, even as aContinue reading “How to structure a 1-on-1 conversation?”
Strategic Planning: Why are they being so quiet?
Have you ever been in a meeting where you needed to interrupt others just to get your idea shared, or tuned out because it’s always the same people talking? Me too. What’s worse than participating in that kind of meeting, is leading that meeting. Especially when you have a few quiet voices and want to makeContinue reading “Strategic Planning: Why are they being so quiet?”