How are you a solution for the team, department, or organization?
The one thing you can do to accelerate your leadership success is to listen deeply to others.
This week, we’re talking about working with natural behaviors to achieve stellar results.
Only when you know what success looks like can you effectively work toward it.
Humans tend to provide feedback around negative behaviors when, in fact, providing feedback around positive behaviors is far more productive in the long run.
When you want someone to change a behavior you need to continue to give them information about their success, otherwise they’ll revert back to old patterns
The more you motivate your team to challenge ideas, the greater the likelihood that you will acquire innovative and creative ideas from your team.
You, your team, and your organization are not dysfunctional because you have conflict – conflict is a part of being human.
The inability to deal with conflict effectively can be costly in terms of productivity, sharing of information, and turnover. Therefore, it’s critical that managers, teams, and individuals develop skills in both managing conflict effectively and also in using conflict to increase innovation, expand ideas, and support problem-solving.
Last week we finished up the Your Dream Job series and shared a video synopsis of Daniel H. Pink’s book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. As you’ll recall, the book summarized the key motivators for most adults as Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose. In our consulting, we work with leaders to consider these three motivators…