What makes high performing teams at big companies like Amazon, Adobe, and GE, as well as startups like Buffer so special? Read on to find out.
Praise is one of the most powerful things a leader can offer their team. When delivered well (and well-deserved), praise gives your people the drive and motivation to continue doing the kind of work you want to see. This is why Mary Kay Ash, founder of the Mary Kay Cosmetics empire, remarked: The power of […]
Is your team dealing with burnout? Are they struggling with work-life balance under the circumstances of remote work? What are you doing to help them? A recent survey by Qualtrics + SAP reported in the Harvard Business Review found that: “Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 75% of people say they feel more socially isolated, […]
At many companies, low morale is a fact of life. Any number of problems can stifle people, leaving them unmotivated and struggling to do their job. As a manager, you may feel low morale yourself; no one is immune to the harsh realities of the modern workplace. Gallup’s engagement stats show us year after year […]
Micromanagers are perfectionists who want their team’s work and results to be impeccable. However, perfectionism can be a big burden for you and your people.
This week on LH Lessons #10: Leadership Training Courses and ways to show their ROI – even if they’re heavily focused on soft skills.
Ever worked with an unhappy manager? Seen them frazzled, frustrated, or run down? Chances are, their team felt the same way. There’s even a name for it: the Cascade Effect. According to Gallup’s “State of the American Manager” report: “Employees’ engagement is directly influenced by their managers’ engagement — whose engagement is directly influenced by […]
Do you feel like there are enough solid leaders on your team? Or are you struggling to help your managers level up as you grow in your role, too? Do you feel confident your team is ready to step up and take on more leadership responsibilities? Recognizing a future senior manager on your team is […]
Ask LH #9: What do you do when one of your team members is feeling undercompensated but giving them a pay increase is out of your hands? Can you give someone a promotion without a raise and how should you do that?
How are my managers really doing? What’s really happening in my organization? What do my people really think? Am I missing anything important? Whether you’re a veteran leader or brand new to having a real hierarchy below you, these kinds of questions are likely to be on your mind often. The more removed from the […]