Aligning individual aspirations with the constant pressure of organizational expectations can be a daunting task. For many managers, it can feel like two jobs in one. However, the three simple steps we review can go a long way to demystifying the process and creating a more engaging and productive team culture.
Executive presence is likely to remain on the top of the list of desirable leadership traits. Hold onto the leaders who have it—they can be hard to find. Work with your leaders to cultivate the skills that can improve it.
By recognizing where your organization blocks the path of internal innovation along this IN-OVATE path, you will be able to unlock a flow of value-generating ideas.
The well-loved entrepreneurial story, as entrepreneurial guru Michael Gerber points out in his enormously influential book and concept, The E-Myth, is far more myth than reality. The true entrepreneurial journey is far harder to generalize than we would like, and its many permutations often lead to failure. We just don’t discuss those as often.
Engagement happens when organizational and individual paths to success meet and employees are able to experience maximum satisfaction from their jobs while contributing at a maximum level to the team and organization’s goals. You can see this in an organization when more employees are having “great days at work.”
By embracing the multi-generational reality of your workplace and preparing your leaders appropriately, you will not only produce higher engagement and performance, but you will also begin to attract the best of all age groups.
We’ve all been there. Listening to a colleague offer way too much information about his career achievements, management prowess, and soft skills way too soon. It’s painful, but that’s what networking mixers have typically...
Throughout the course of a career today, almost everyone will, at some point, experience a change brought on by organizational shifts, layoffs, or even personal choices, such as a family move, pregnancy, or the realization that they are simply not in the right role. Still, it’s hard to let go of the idea that if we’ve done all the right things – studied, showed up on time, worked hard, and received recognition for doing well – our career still may not go as planned. Things that alter our career journey are called disruptions, and it’s not a matter of if you’ll experience them; it’s when.
Career is deeply personal. And at the same time, it’s about everyone else. It’s this tension, between the personal and the public, self and others, that can be some of the trickiest territory to navigate. But navigating it is essential because career development coalesces in two critical activities – introspection and interconnection.