A Financial Poise column intended to help high-potential and/or high-performing people better prepare to seize their leadership moments.
A Company Is Only as Good as Its Worst Behavior What is the worst behavior that your company’s leadership will tolerate? Think about it for a minute. That behavior, particularly if it is repeatedly tolerated, defines your organizational culture. There are many things that can comprise poor behavior in an organization: sexual harassment, the company’s […]
Change is Constant, the Pace of Change Increases Our world is constantly changing but the pace of change has increased exponentially. The way we adopt and adapt to new technology far outpaces 10, 20 or 50 years ago. People expect things to change rapidly. In order to succeed in business your organizational pace of change […]
Millennials in the Workplace Want to be Understood The Leading With Courage Academy recently led a panel discussion on millennials in the workplace, and how to better incorporate this unique demographic into your culture for greater success. During that discussion, four key things were uncovered that millennials in the workplace want most: focus, transparency, trust […]
Grow Your Business by Using Delegation to Develop Others As a manager, you’re often told of the value of using delegation to develop others. Delegation can help you focus on the tasks where you’re most needed and can help scale your business in accordance with your goals. Still, the question remains: Who do you delegate […]
Assessing Confidence Being someone who provides leadership assessments and 360° evaluations, I’m often fascinated by the results I see. A recent Confidence Assessment survey I came across speaks to the overconfidence certain people seem to possess more than others. This particular assessment, discussed in the Huffington Post had been given to more than 10,000 people […]
Learn how to promote yourself effectively Sit at your desk, do a good job and before long, you’ll be noticed. Ah, what a nice idea that is. But don’t kid yourself. Grinding away without knowing how to promote yourself may have had its day, but if you want to ensure you get noticed and rewarded, […]
Arthur Andersen. Enron. Bernie Madoff. Harvey Weinstein. Wells Fargo. Equifax. Again and again and again with these unscrupulous companies, their boards and their leaders, we hear the same questions repeated: 1) How did this happen? 2) How could nobody else have known about it? 3) Knowing what they knew, why was nothing done? Often, it’s […]
It’s true: Actions speak louder than words (or intentions) It really doesn’t matter how high up in an organization you’ve reached. Your actions and behavior say everything about your intentions. People are watching you. It’s business leadership basics and general human knowledge that what you say isn’t as believable as what you do. Think about […]
Leading with Courage takes Courageous Actions There’s a story we tell during our Leading With Courage Academy workshops of the parallel between how a person ascends within an organization and the level of honesty that person receives. For example, a person we’ll call “George” becomes the president of a major division within his company. It’s […]
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