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Focuses on helping another person learn in ways that let him or her keep growing afterward.
Its purpose is to increase effectiveness, broaden thinking, identify strengths an...
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Feedback provides an opportunity to gain insights about a person's personal and professional actions.
Without feedback, we will move in the same direction without realizing our shortcomings. ...
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1:1 meetings matter. It is important to nurture that essential employee-manager relationship. But it still not easy to get right.
Under pressures, managers are still juggl...
The goal of an effective 1:1 is not an update from your direct report or for you to lay down some instructions. It's a conversation. It's a chance to hear about your direct reports' ideas for your product, their career goals, and possibly their opinion of their performance.
Keep a list of three potential topics ready for discussion. When they say they have nothing to discuss, you can jumpstart the conversation with one of your items.
Your most precious resource is your own time and energy. When you spend it on your team, it helps build healthy relationships.
Your job as a manager isn't to give advice or 'save the day.'' It's to empower your reports to find the answer themselves. If you want to understand what's going on, ask. Let her lead the conversation while you listen and probe.
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“The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is gu..."
Millennials expect to be developed via opportunities, mentoring, and stretch assignments. However that is hard to come by in top-heavy companies.
Most millennials think their roles provide little development while most companies report they have excellent or adequate programs for Millennials.
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Focuses on fast decision making, short-term goals, and the empowerment of individuals.
And it has expanded to include general leadership skills like acting on a shared vision, le...
Agile leaders are servant leaders.
It's a servant leadership model taught by The Ken Blanchard Companies, based on the belief that leadership style should be tailored to the situation.
This kind of flexibility is a key principle of agile organizations.
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Leadership development is viewed as a current and future priority. Despite efforts to produce and nurture new leaders, only 7 percent of senior managers think that their companies develop global le...
Many training initiatives assume that the same group of skills or leadership styles are suitable without considering the strategy or organizational culture of a company.
An excellent leader in one situation does not necessarily perform well in another. Focusing on context means equipping leaders with two or three competencies that will make a distinction to performance, rather than a list of leadership standards that is of no specific benefit.
Companies face a challenge when it comes to planning the program's curriculum. Adults typically retain only 10 percent of what they hear in classroom lectures, but nearly two-thirds when they learn by doing.
The answer seems straightforward: tie leadership development to real on-the-job projects. While it is not easy to create opportunities that simultaneously address high-priority needs, companies should strive to make every major business project a leadership-development opportunity as well.
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...are held between a team leader and team member.
They are conversations that usually last no longer than 10 to 30 minutes where they discuss what is going well and what needs t...
Most effective one on one meetings typically last about 30 minutes:
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Most leaders have familiar approaches to managing time: setting goals, planning, delegating, tracking commitments, and creating to-do lists. While these approaches do help in self-organization, the...
Instead of increasing the number of productive hours, we can focus on getting the right things done in a timely way. We also need to restore and balance ourselves, our colleagues, family and environment, instead of a neurotic or pathological focus on deadlines.
Find out what's truly important to us and use the finite resource of time wisely.
Phantom workload looks like real work but results in massive unproductivity and even conflict in an organization. The pressure to meet unrealistic expectations causes a vicious cycle of further workload.
Leaders need to take a hard look at what is being avoided or not addressed. Facing difficult tasks that were 'swept under the carpet' earlier strengthens them further to make hard decisions and face difficult people and situations.
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Find out if your performance evaluation is according to what you understand. Identify your goals and key performance indicators with your manager, and discuss accordingly.
Ask for feedback, learn from it and adjust your performance (or behavior) according to the areas of improvement that you get to know from others.
Example: After giving a presentation, talk about what went well and ask if there is something that you could have done better.
Keeping a journal with a record of your learnings and feedback (areas of improvement) can keep us on the right path, and speed up our progress, and learning too.
Listing out 5 or 10 areas of improvement and tracking the progress in weekly or monthly reviews is a great way to develop your career.
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Ambitious professionals often spend much time thinking about strategies that will enable them to reach greater levels of success. But, despite their accomplishments, they still lack a true sense of...
To define success for yourself, you must take a step back and reassess your career. It starts with acknowledging that managing it is your responsibility.
Taking control requires you to take a fresh look at your behaviour in three areas:
Taking responsibility for your career starts with an accurate assessment of your current skills.
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