Better follow up as a manager

What you follow up on is what gets done. The 8 questions will serve as a scaffold to continue to make progress on your work.

Innovation, Goal Setting, and Market Change – Business Weaknesses

Buffalo NY CEO’s are concerned about Innovation, Goal Setting and Assessment, plus Societal and Market Change. I recently attended the Buffalo Niagara Partnerships CEO’s Speak event. The talk shared survey data from 427 business leaders in all sectors; the Siena College Research Institute did the survey. An area of focus is the shifts or impacts … Continued

Leadership Behavior Change

Have you ever tried to change your leadership behavior? Have you ever received 360-Leadership feedback and attempted to make changes? I am not a fan of dramatic aha moments! I don’t believe that change happens by breaking out of your comfort zone or that for you to change you need some shock to your system. Most change … Continued

How do we make bad things in companies discussable?

Images from “Behind You” by Brian Coldrick Bad things happen within your team and company. Plus, the bad stuff hides when culturally and behaviorally being the bearer of bad news is punished or burdened with management hyperbole “Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions.” Working with management teams the surprise or lack of knowledge about potential … Continued

Talent Shortage and what you can do about it

“With record talent shortages around the world, it’s no longer a question of simply finding talent; we need to build it,” Manpower say. “New assessments, big data and predictive performance mean employers have the best tools to identify adjacent skills, help people shift into emerging roles and create clear career paths. We know talent shortages are not … Continued

Change Through Seeing the Current Environment

In an earlier post framework for change, I shared that when you see change from an ideal endpoint you are better off calling the work project management. Change in workplaces rarely happens through force you’ve seen that the harder the leadership pushes, the more workarounds are developed. Also, when change does stick, we tend to view it … Continued

Asking questions is a valuable leadership skill

Asking questions is a valuable leadership skill, and it trips you up. Some challenges that I’ve heard other leaders say about asking questions: What questions do I ask? I’m not sure that they are meaningful enough. But, I know how to solve the problem – why wouldn’t I tell them what to do? I feel … Continued

Leadership Layers – How work gets done

I’m working with two clients through an acquisition of another organization. With the acquisition of talent and organizations, it can prove challenging when there are multiple leadership layers and no clear understanding of the value of each managerial layer, poorly understood boundaries of goal-setting and no agreement on how the organization promotes and supports people. … Continued