My husband and I were having a great conversation recently regarding standing up for what’s right concerning your team. He is in the Army National Guard and manages soldiers daily. While we we talking, he expressed that he will always stand up for what’s right for his team. Even if it causes him to become […]
Part of being a great leader is being able to relate to others. Have you ever had a manager that was excellent at their job but they couldn’t handle people correctly? They could perform their daily job duties but probably had issues in the way they spoke to their team and understood the different personalities of
Real and effective leaders understand that at times, problems may surface that they are uncomfortable dealing with. However, they know that in order for their teams and organizations to grow and be successful, they have to deal with the bad stuff. I’ve held roles in the past in which the managers or supervisors refused to
One thing I’ve learned from being in different leadership roles over the years is that no two team members are exactly alike. I’ve had to learn different strategies and tools to motivate and hold each member of my team accountable. I’m not advising that rules and guidelines be twisted depending on who you’re dealing with.
Many times people in leadership positions attempt to accomplish organizational goals on their own. This is extremely difficult, frustrating, and ineffective. I was guilty of this in a role I held. I had the mindset that I’d do everything myself so that I could be sure everything was taken care of. Guess what? I was
In a position I once held, a manager informed me that my manager was my boss. That sounds pretty normal, right? It is very common that we address leaders in the organizations we work for as bosses. I, however, corrected her by informing her that my manager was just that. She was my manager because