Steve was on the brink of being fired. At best, he would be stripped of his coveted management role and revert to being a staffer — as he had been for over a decade. It wasn’t clear if he would ever get another shot at promotion. And it was my job to save him. The diagnosis was easy — Steve was ungrateful. And ungrateful bosses create bad performance.
When done correctly, internships present an awesome way to get traction on important goals with little effort, while sounding out a potential future hire. Sadly, most internships are not used correctly by the employer. Here are four steps to doing it right.
Few things differentiate you more than the way you make other people feel when they interact with you. Many top CEOs and politicians make a point of writing personal notes to people who have done them favors.
Good meetings are the nerve centers of a good organization. Here are the three meetings every organization should have – and how to make yours better, according to leadership coach Tom Cox.
Remember that other people are motivated, not by your values, but by their values. Respect other people’s behavior and decisions as being illustrations of their values. Once you stop judging and condemning, and start respecting and listening, you’ll be far more effective, says leadership expert Tom Cox.
If you’re normal, the biggest opportunity your team faces is trusting each other even more. Until they can say anything to each other, and everybody can listen open-mindedly and never ever take offense – until you build your team up to that level, they will perform below their potential.
If you’re going to be an effective manager, you need to get results from your people. That means knowing them well enough to manage each of them based on what works for them, says leadership expert Tom Cox.
One of the CEO’s deliverables is creating a culture. One way to strongly influence that culture is by the example the CEO creates when she sets goals — for herself or others. Leadership expert Tom Cox shows CEOs how to set goals and how to follow up on those goals to make them even more effective.
Companies doing business with China, as well as companies doing business with other companies that do business in China, should understand both the upside and downside potential for that country’s economic outlook. Portland economist Bill Conerly shares his view on what he thinks corporate executives need to know about the Chinese economy.