Promoted, but not prepared, describes many a leader, but the reasons differ. One leader gets promoted because of their skills. Another because of limited other choices. Some take a promotion, only to find disillusion in a position, not at all what they envisioned. Yet, when promoted to leadership, the need, privilege and responsibility for leading
Step back in time with me for a moment. Richard the Lion Heart was King of England from 1189 to 1199, but is buried in Fontevraud Abby in France. It is said he spent as little as six months of his entire reign in his kingdom of England and is instead perceived to believe he
No one likes it when team members bicker, but leaders report spending much of their time dealing with this very issue. The challenge is how they deal with it makes a big difference. What do employees in conflict need from their leader and does it matter if the conflict is small, large, minor, or critical?
Mindset. It’s a fancy word for what goes on when you talk to yourself. You do, don’t you? Doing it now, in fact. Now wait, don’t get distracted, because that’s exactly what can happen to a new manager. Newly promoted or recently transferred, new managers regularly get thrown into a detail laden environment. Some will
Whether your vantage point is your local youth group or national politics, examples abound showing us being a leader by role, does not a leader make in the minds of others. In your own office, once you’ve been promoted, you’re simply the same person with a new shiny title, unless, you enact the principles, efforts
It’s been a reoccurring theme this week from dozens of leaders overwhelmed with their responsibilities. But, what has also come up is the more frequent use of words that never used to fall in the category of professional, or escape a leader’s lips. Yes, profanity. Hell may be more of a place for some, versus