Managing and leading change is an absolute necessity regardless of your role. In my experience, there are a few essentials that will help you lead through change. First, communicate! Over communicate if necessary but you need to communicate what will be changing and, more importantly, why. Here are some questions I suggest you have answers to when announcing the change:Continue reading “Leading Change”
We communicate all day, every day. Communication is likely THE essential skill of humankind. Understanding In order to communicate fully, the words spoken must align with the non-verbal cues we are using. We’ve all had conversations where we this alignment didn’t exist and you likely left confused, not knowing with certainty the outcome. Alan Greenspan, anContinue reading “Leadership Essentials: Communication”
Desperation I was 16. I was failing in front of what seemed to me (at least at the time) a large congregation at church. I was given the responsibility, along with another young man, Jeremiah (also 16 or 17), to perform an ordinance. All I essentially had to do was recite a few lines perfectly.Continue reading “Silent Leadership”
Why do you do what you do? Can you explain to your family, friend, colleagues what drives you? When I first watched Simon Sinek’s TED talk, How Great Leaders Inspire Action it resonated with me and I’ve watched it many times since. If you are able to accurately articulate your Why then you will find that othersContinue reading “Why?”
Several years ago I learned a great lesson on accountability from a manager. I made a small mistake that had a MASSIVE impact. And, my massive, I mean that every account, hundreds of thousands of accounts, in the organization was affected to some degree. As soon as I realized the error I reported it toContinue reading “Leadership Essentials: Accountability”
Giving feedback shouldn’t be hard but we often make it more difficult than it needs to be. These are lessons I learned from a young tumbling coach.