Look at how the work of improvisers can reveal their easy-to-use principles to have you listen more deeply, think on your feet, take risks more readily, be spontaneous and meaningful, and be well-regarded as a leader.
When we declare our vision, or when we coordinate action with our teams, we can have all of the pieces in place. The right ideas, the right conversations, clarity on who is doing what, and in the end, we still find dissatisfaction.
In today’s business environment, multiple stages of coordination are often missing when working with teams, and at the very least missing a key conversation in one of the stages.
Most requests made in businesses today are incomplete, or the very least lacking information to coordinate fully. We believe this is because of a lack of preparation.
Conversations are required for everything we do from creating a new product innovation to ordering our coffee from our favorite coffee shop.
Customers want a trustworthy promise and a satisfying outcome, not just hard work, good intentions, or excuses. Successful professionals know you have to satisfy your customers and have their eye on satisfaction, not just the activities involved.
There is a skill in dealing with breakdowns and producing positive results with them. This skill of addressing a breakdown and creating a new future is an act that creates a commitment to take care of the breakdown with further action.
In many organizations, the current top individual performer is promoted when a manager or team leader slot opens up. But many of these top performers fail.
There are many ways we can think about our lives and live it. Some see their lives as prisons of obligation. Some see it as full of work that they sacrifice to. Yes, our lives can also be a work of art. Designing a good life is an ancient theme that is missing for many […]
In the first post of “Take Your Leadership to the Next Level,” we introduced the idea of Leadership Context, as a way to begin shifting how we see what leadership is, and how to become an effective leader. A part of creating context is identifying our cares and those of the people we work with. […]