Archive for Category: Management
According to Trello contributor, Kat Boogard, here are a few signs that your team may be overwhelmed:
- Energy levels are dipping. Studies show that “work-related stress is directly correlated to fatigue.” When employees who are normally energetic and proactive are more reactive and disengaged, “it’s time to take a closer look at what’s happening.” When we are pushed to our limits, it’s common for us to feel tired.
- Work quality is decreasing. When your team or individual employees deliver work with more errors than usual or the overall quality is decreased,
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, organizations around the world have responded by significantly changing their business models. Drs. Stephen Jeong, Stephen Young, and Cheryl Flink, researchers and evaluators at the Center for Creative Leadership, recommend that now is the time for companies to invest deeply in leadership development. He says that organizations can use advanced analytics to prove the direct impact that leaders have on a company’s bottom line.
While organizations are increasingly using advanced analytics in every other aspect of their business,
McKinsey senior partners and authors Scott Keller and Mary Meaney offer valuable tips about leadership transitions, how organizations can support new executives, and what new leaders can do to flourish in their role. Executive transitions are risky. They can determine the direction and success of the entire organization.
New leaders receive limited support
New leaders often face incredible difficulty and limited help from their organizations. According to McKinsey, only “32% of…global leaders…feel that their organizations appropriately support new leaders.”
The most frequent attempts at assisting new executives – appointing mentors or informal networks for the leader and employing standard orientation programs – are consistently reported as ineffective by these leaders.
“Culture, whether good or bad, is just the product of the values and behaviors of our leaders,” writes Harvard Business Review (HBR) author Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.
Toxic organizational culture does not happen immediately. It is often the result of the quality of the company’s leadership team and repeated behaviors over time. We recommend this article summary of HBR’s, “How To Spot an Incompetent Leader.” In it, Chamorro-Premuzic offers ways to identify incompetent leaders who contribute to toxic culture;
7 Brutal Truths About Leadership Not Too Many People Want To Hear: What defines true leadership success
“True leadership, at its core, is a matter of the heart,” writes Marcel Schwantes, author of Inc.’s article on true leadership success.
Schwantes quotes poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou, when referring to great leadership: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’” Great leaders must face seven difficult truths “about what truly defines leadership success”:
- Leaders must face conflict to solve problems. All people experience conflict;