A viewer from Brazil challenged me to connect leadership and a can of Coke - so that is what I am doing. Join me, learn something, be inspired, ask questions, and maybe even add to the Leadership/Coke connections!
We all have habits in our lives. And while many habits are great and have valuable purposes, some habits are…not so great.
But first, before we define what is and what isn’t a bad habit in our lives, we need to start at the beginning and define what really is a bad habit?
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Less than 20% of employees believe their managers understand what they do day-to-day. Given this, how do managers become more impactful with their team? Jaime Roca is Senior Vice President at Gartner, managing the global Research & Advisory team, and is the co-author The Connector Manager: Why Some Leaders Build Exceptional Talent - and Others Don't. He and his colleagues surveyed over 9000 managers and employees to find out what the best managers do to coach and develop talent in today’s environment. Jaime shares with Kevin the types (or approaches) to coaching and what they found to be most and least effective.
I'm talking about the word manager - and all the baggage associated with it - and why that all matters to manager - and leaders.
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As a “farm kid”, I’ve had a lot of experience with weeds – working hard to eliminate them so that we can grow the crops we needed on our farm. And I’ve spent my fair share of pulling them as an adult both at my house and still at the farm.
And while I can’t quite say that I’ve ever thought of weeds when I think about leadership, but thanks to another challenge from one of you, our viewers, today I am drawing lessons from a garden weed for leaders.
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Disruption, do you need it in your business? According to Charlene Li, what you do need is to acknowledge your customers are changing and you need to be thinking about your future. Charlene is the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including her newest release, The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Businesses Transform While Others Fail as well as co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Groundswell. She sits down with Kevin to talk about real disruption. It’s not about “blowing things up”, but about creating a real change. You need a passion to serve your future customer. And it’s not easy, in fact, the “process” can be incredibly difficult. It’s important to remember the “why” and move people to act and see themselves as leaders.
We'll explore what is called the Galatea Effect, why it is so powerful, and how it can help us all improve.
Several years ago, I went through a phase of using fountain pens. So when one of our viewers challenged me to find leadership lessons from a fountain pen, I was more than happy to oblige.
In this episode, I have five valuable leadership lessons from this every day object.
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Leaders are always transmitting signals, whether they are intentional or not. Teams take cues from their leaders to create a culture and your culture can give you a competitive advantage. Jeff Grimshaw works to align people with their strategy and is the co-author of Five Frequencies: Leadership Signals that Turn Culture into Competitive Advantage. With over 20 years of research, Jeff and his colleagues found leaders create a culture through their words and actions (their signals) on Five Frequencies. Jeff discusses these frequencies and gives examples to turn the culture you have into the culture you need.
This week, I am continuing to answer the challenges that our viewers have given me – asking me to derive leadership lessons from everyday, random objects. And today is especially appropriate given that it’s almost the end of summer:
Check out this episode for four ways that we can connect a swimming pool and leaders!
In this world of constant change, leaders are challenged with uncertainty. Brad Deutser recognized the struggle of leading through ambiguity and founded Deutser, a consulting firm that helps organizations and their leaders achieve clarity, and the Deutser Clarity Institute, a think tank, idea accelerator, and learning lab. Brad is also the author of Leading Clarity: The Breakthrough Strategy to Unleash People, Profit and Performance. Brad joins Kevin to discuss expectations, for both leaders and their people. When leaders have clarity and can share, they are able to provide a space for their employees to achieve great results. However, Brad cautions us to look for masqueraders of clarity. We believe things, like policies, help make things clear and really leave gaps in expectations.