Teams can sense when their leaders don’t think they will win, and this lack of faith can take a toll on employee engagement and performance. Engagement will increase when your team sees they are winning. And if the leadership doesn’t believe they can win, then why would they even try? Help your team achieve greatness […]
Dr. Covey popularised the term “paradigm,” which comes from the Greek root paradigma, meaning a pattern, model, or representation of something. Our paradigms are the perceptions, frames of reference, worldviews, value systems, or lenses through which we see everyone and everything, including ourselves. They add meaning, true or false, to the world around us, and […]
Dr. Covey liked to say, “With people, slow is fast and fast is slow.” Real relationships require us to slow down, even when everything around us is demanding we go faster. Our effectiveness as leaders requires us to take the time to get it right. Ask yourself: Is your default setting “fast”? If yes, is […]
Does the world need one more blog post about managing teams remotely? Yes, exactly one more—this one. Here’s a shortlist of virtual leadership practices to considering integrating into your morphing-by-the-hour leadership role to help your teams stay engaged: 1. Schedule and lead short, daily video calls with your entire team. Connection is key to culture, […]
As a manager, you’re supposed to be in charge, but of what? Shifting company strategy, markets changing with the wind, unclear priorities from your manager, even a direct report who may or may not be happy with her role in the long run. Ambiguity is everywhere at work. Here’s the tough truth for managers: You’ll […]
It’s only fair that you manage your remote direct reports the same way you do those who are co-located, right? Actually, that would be unfair. Remotes’ situation is different — and you’ll need a different approach in order to help them thrive. In most cases, you’ll need to work extra hard on your management fundamentals (like […]
Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, needed to prepare for wholesale change. Deregulation of their industry was causing drastic changes in the way they served their customers. See how they incorporate The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® to build a culture of leadership and effectiveness throughout the organisation.
Learn to focus on your top priorities: Kory Kogon Employee productivity is always top of mind for organisations. It is even more so in times of change and uncertainty. Productivity expert Kory Kogon shares how to manage your productivity by rewiring your brain for focus, intentionality, and engagement. Guest Bio: Kory is FranklinCovey’s Global Productivity […]
While you’re stressing out about whether your remote is working — Why hasn’t she sent an update? Why isn’t she on chat? —your remote could be stressing out about whether you trust that she’s working. And ironically, these doubts could be taking up precious time and mental space for both of you. Instead of letting your worry […]
Leverage Four Principles to Execute in Times of Change The hardest thing a leader will ever do is drive a strategy or plan that requires a change in human behaviour. It’s even more difficult in turbulent times. Learn key behaviours that enable leaders and organisations to execute on their Wildly Important Goals®.