Give Your People the Authority to Make Decisions

People on the front lines know what the problems are, but don’t have the authority to fix them. In this video, David Marquet, asserts organizations can delegate that authority when the front line people have technical competence and understand the organization. After viewing the video, answer a “Questions to Ask” and select an “Ideas for Read More »

Leaders Build Excellence in Others

It might sound like a cliche, says Monhla Hlahla, but the heart of leadership is seeing the best in others and bringing them alongside you.  In this video, Monhla Hlahla, asserts successful leadership is based on understanding people – what inspires them, motivates them, and is best about them. After viewing the video, answer a Read More »

Be a Belief Magnet and a Belief Maker

People who are belief magnets and belief makers draw other people close to them. In this video, John C. Maxwell discuss the art of empowering others. After viewing the video, answer a “Questions to Ask” and select an “Ideas for Action” to incorporate into your routine this week. Ideas for Action This week, try to Read More »

How to Increase Engagement

About 70 percent of American workers are not engaged. To increase engagement create an attractive work environment, connect workers with the purpose, and try to make the work fun. In this video, Allison Rimm describes how a competition to encourage hand washing in a hospital connects to employee purpose. After viewing the video, answer a Read More »

Play your Role at the Right Altitude

Do-manage-lead represents different altitudes or levels of engagement in your approach to work. Team leaders who are supervising others should abandon the do level — hands-on tasks — in favor of managing through the use of interpersonal skills, that is, developing others and themselves to get work done.  In this video, Erica Peitler explains the Read More »

Work for Outsight More than Insight

Leaders are advised to get in touch with themselves through introspection about the past. But the past is not the future. Work for outsight, not insight.  In this video, Herminia Ibarra encourages you to do things that are unusual for you. Make a list of new activities and relationships you will pursue over the next Read More »

Leading Change at All Levels

The traditional change model is top-down. This restricts the range of ideas. Distributed-leadership organizations encourage ideas from people at all levels. The emphasis is on agility, innovation, and speed — sensing and seizing opportunities quickly.  In this video, Deborah Ancona, Director of the MIT Leadership Center at MIT Sloan School of Management presents a new Read More »

Setting Goals in Four Dimensions

In this video, Allison Rimm discuss setting goals to create life balance.  Write down your priorities for the short, medium, and long terms in four major categories: your career, your relationships and family, your role in the community, and as caretaker of your mind, body, and spirit. Review and re-balance the priorities periodically. After viewing Read More »

Listening as an Ally

So often, we listen as critics, seeking out the flaws in others’ ideas. What if we tried listening as an ally? Based on his latest book Opening Doors To Teamwork & Collaboration: The 4 Keys That Change Everything, author and organization development pioneer Fred Miller looks at the ways in which this simple change in Read More »

Connect Vision to Action

Only about 30 percent of change efforts succeed. To beat those odds, increase productivity five-fold by ensuring that employees are at their peak. This occurs when the basics of project management are present, execution is high, and people have a sense of meaning.  In this video, Scott Keller will discuss what takes people from vision to Read More »