Every week for the last several years, my remote team has shared a weekly report with updates and pertinent information for the other teammates. And while this report has changed over the years, there is one component that has been consistent:
What have you learned this week?
And last week, I shared a very valuable lesson in my report that will help all leaders: When I read more, I think better.
There is absolutely no doubt that there is a connection between being a reader and being a more effective leader. So today, I’m asking you about your reading habits…
Donna Hicks, author of Leading with Dignity: How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People joins Kevin to discuss the role of dignity in leadership, relationships, and negotiations. Donna was at the table at many conflict discussions, including Israel/Palestine and Northern Ireland. What she found was that there was another conversation at the table that was non-verbal and emotional. She shares with Kevin that few of us understand the role dignity plays in leadership and when we don’t respect dignity, there are trust and conflict issues. Leaders need to walk the talk and we all need to understand how vulnerable we are.
As this releases on July 3rd, people in the U.S. might be thinking about freedom as we prepare to celebrate Independence Day. But independence doesn’t only apply in early July. Leaders can and should be thinking about independence and what it means in their teams and at work.
Feedback is as a skill that helps people get better. Margie Mauldin found that she was either a cheerleader or silent and wasn’t good at providing feedback, in part because she didn’t understand the elements of effective feedback. Through research, observation and interviews she created the Feedback Revolution: Building Relationships & Boosting Results. This book was desinged to enhance your skill set in an enjoyable, inviting and above all, practical way. At the end of the day, you want your people to improve and they want to improve. Margie shares her thoughts about ending the negative stigma associated with feedback and truly make it a tool.
In these Remarkable TV episodes, I answer questions; you ask questions; we consider questions; there are a lot of questions.
In this episode, I am proposing a question that all leaders need to ask themselves.
Long-term success is dependent on continuous learning, yet we often find that we get in our own way. Dr. Bradley Staats, author of Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive, joins Kevin to discuss dynamic learning, both personally and organizationally. Brad describes not only a framework to help you become more effective as a lifelong learner, he discusses how you can help your team continue to learn. You must create the space for questions and thought-sharing. Further, he outlines an exercise you can do to continue to open yourself up and learn
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We’ve all been on projects or task forces or teams where scope creep completely derails our initial plans, our progress and our success.
And as leaders, scope creep WILL happen unless we are truly intentional in addressing it beforehand.
Check out this episode for tips on handling the inevitable scope creep in your organization
You have the choice to take your career seriously. Mary Abbajay is the author of Managing UP and joins Kevin to discuss how leaders, at any level, can develop strategies so you win and your boss can win. Managing Up is not about sucking up. Managing Up is about relationships, leadership, and followership. Mary shares information about different boss types and real-world examples to bridge the gap and collaborate.
In this episode, we dive further into lessons I mentioned in a previous video: setting clear and mutually understood expectations.
Tom Peters is known for many things, including being one of today’s greatest business minds. His first book, In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies (with Robert Waterman) was published in 1982 and may be considered the beginning of business books. Today he joins Kevin to share stories from his journey over the past 36 years and how we can use that information today. Further, he discusses his latest book, The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last. AI is everywhere and Tom suggests that nothing will beat a dedicated workforce and a commitment to high-quality service or products.