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.
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.Read more “Leaders Who Show Extreme Ownership”
What is your definition of leadership? The answers may vary as much as the number to those whom the question is posed. Here are a few sample definitions to consider:Read more “Leadership Is Influence”
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:Read more “Conflict and Leading Teams”