leadersedge inc. blog
In today’s challenging times, it’s critically important that leaders step up to the challenge and take responsibility for their own mindset and actions that flow from it. When we get mired down with negative thoughts, not only can it impact our own work but the work of the teams we lead, and this can permeate throughout the organization.
Each employee in your organization is responsible for managing their workflow, hitting deadlines and keeping all relevant people in the loop about their progress and any challenges they have. But they can only be held accountable for what they do when they have been given a clear framework for their tasks and the autonomy with which to carry them out.
Communication in the workplace is more important than ever now that so many are working from home. As a result leaders need to step up how they communicate with their teams and employees to ensure everyone has the information the need to do their job effectively. It's all about engagement - from the top down. An engagement and positive communication culture leads to engaged employees.
Many leaders aren't used to providing consistent, empowering feedback to their teams. Some take a heavy-handed approach while others pay lip service to the task, or avoid it entirely. With today's sudden and very challenging changes in the workplace, it's more important than ever that leaders learn this important skill and always make it a two-way feedback loop.
Old-school thinking about self-care has led many leaders to feel badly about taking the time they need to recharge their batteries. The result can negatively impact work performance and health. Explore why a new paradigm shift must take place around this and why it's more important than ever to make it a priority during our new world of work.
Leadership agility is paramount to surviving in our increasingly remote work world. Mastering the flow of managing people and guiding organizations through increases in uncertainty, volatility and complexity is now part of a leader's everyday life. Are your leaders up to the task?
Leaders are being asked to make dramatic changes in the way they do things. And leading a remote workforce is one that has been thrust on leaders since the pandemic quickly ushered in the edict to work from home. How can you be an effective leader in the new world of work? Learn what core "new normal" skills you need to use now and for the future.
Research shows that cognitive diversity can enhance team innovation by up to 20 percent, and it can reduce risks taken by up to 30 percent. Are you stepping up to make diversity and inclusion a priority for your organization?