Leaders Who Manage Triggers

Call it a trigger, a pet peeve or that thing that grinds your gears…we all have them. Some unique, some recurring, there are those instances that set off a nearly automatic and charged response which typically ends poorly. Conventional wisdom suggests that difficult thoughts and feelings have no place at work, though. Champ up, stuff it down and put on your cheerful (or at least stoic) face and move on. 

Eliminate Paperwork & Increasing Profitability with Mobile Apps

Paperwork: there seems never to be an end to it. Whether you’re filling out orders, doing spreadsheets, or completing agreements, there’s always some kind of paperwork to do. People may not realize it, but the construction industry has just as much paperwork, if not more, as other industries do. Fortunately, while there are still many forms to complete and documents to submit, the electronic age has moved a lot of this paperwork online. In fact, thanks to mobile apps, there’s even less physical paper in use today than ever before, and that’s a good thing for a number of reasons. Here are some ways that mobile apps are helping to eliminate paperwork while increasing profits.

Leadership Practice of Reflection

In The Art of Exceptional Living”, speaker and author Jim Rohn emphasizes the value of a key leadership habit: reflection. He states that high achievers routinely reserve time to take stock of what happened. It may be a few minutes at the end of the day or week, a few hours at the end of the month or quarter, and/or a day or two at the end of the year. Whatever the discipline, the impact is the same – clarity. Clarity comes from celebrating the wins, identifying important lessons learned and recalibrating priorities as needed. 

What does it mean to have a leader mindset?

In their recent book, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager”, authors Scott Miller, Todd Davis and Victoria Roos Olsson suggest that part of your job as a leader is to routinely assess your paradigms (or mindsets) for accuracy. Mindsets about our team or ourselves as leaders that do not reflect reality can limit how we perform and the extent to which we empower our teams.  

Leadership and Self-Awareness

Daniel Goleman, an authority on emotional intelligence in the workplace, notes that “no matter what leaders set out to do—whether it’s creating a strategy or mobilizing teams to action—their success depends on how they do it. Even if they get everything else just right, if leaders fail in this primal task of driving emotions in the right direction, nothing they do will work as well as it could or should.”

3 Essential Factors to Finding the Right Employees

Employee selection, recruitment, and retention are essential aspects of running a business that the owner and managers are responsible for. Maintaining a quality staff is one of the vital parts of running a successful business, and there are some critical and proven ideas to keep in mind when it comes to this.

Leaders Who Show Extreme Ownership

In his book, “Extreme Ownership”, leadership consultant and retired Navy SEAL officer, Jocko Willink shares the essence of the work in one overarching statement: “The book derives its title from the underlying principle — the mind-set — that provides the foundation for all the rest: Extreme Ownership. Leaders must own everything in their world. There is no one else to blame.” Embracing this principle can be simultaneously empowering and daunting. Should a leader take full ownership for a mistake even when the team member is clearly and fully at fault? It depends on what your goal is. 

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Conflict and Leading Teams

High-Performing teams are increasingly becoming a competitive advantage because while competitors may copy your process or product, they cannot copy your people. 

In his popular business fable, “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”, author and management consultant Patrick Lencioni describes five common obstacles (dysfunctions) that prevent teams from executing at their best. While these issues do not disappear easily, the most cohesive and effective teams intentionally practice and improve these five areas:

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