There are countless companies similar to Sears, whose leadership has misconstrued NPS as customer service and dedicated employees as "lucky to have a job." Like cows that know how manure smells, employees dispassionately serve those paragons of the corner offices whose delusions obscure them from the warning signs of Sisyphus.
Part of being successful is breaking free of our comfort zones. Fear is a natural and essential part of growth. Every time we consciously choose to step outside of our comfort zone, the next uncomfortable thing becomes a little bit easier.
That work ethic has caused me to appreciate people who took such personal responsibility to turn their lives inside out to become so much more when they started out with so little. Which is why I become bereft when I see people from many organizations placate their insecurities by demeaning colleagues and employees whose abilities and ambitions exceed their own.
How many of your dreams will come true? Life is full of uncertainty. Surprises will pop up all along life’s path. Who knows what will happen tomorrow, where you will be in a few years, and what you will be doing? Life is like a suspense novel whose plot is very difficult to guess.
Few of us feel invincible all the time. However, we can feel confident far more often—sometimes with very little effort. Take one or more of these actions to start increasing your confidence today
Locating outstanding talent is tough, but what’s even extra difficult is preserving the expertise you have got engaged so they may live. Unless you always reinvest in developing your employees with successful on-boarding and ongoing education—assisting them reach their complete capability—they will go away, and you may discover yourself returned at square one
Encourage trust and cooperation among employees on your team. Remember that the relationships team members establish among themselves are every bit as important as those you establish with them.
Learn the leadership hacks that can make you a better CEO. As humans, we expect and need every day to have a purpose. We need our lives to count. A true purpose is what allows us to find out who we clearly are, to find the meaning in our work, and discover our talents, competencies, and resources of true pride. it is necessary to ensure a fulfilled and a successful life.
In an unpredictable economy what can you do to lead you team through murky waters and keep them motivated? Leadership is a contact sport. People want to know their leaders. Know your people and the departments they build. Roll your sleeves up and work on the front-lines. Make your supervisors do the same. Get out of the office as the ivory tower has a very different viewpoint than life meticulously cultivated to encourage them vs us.
Passive-aggressive behavior is destructive and should be addressed as soon as possible (particularly when it is affecting the whole team). Don’t wait for performance evaluations—act now! Learn the powerful strategies for combating passive and aggressive people who can thwart an organizations progress.