Submitted by Sal Silvester on February 24, 2015
“It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good heart whatever they might have to say.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Submitted by Sal Silvester on February 10, 2015
We are 43 days into the New Year. How are you tracking toward your personal goals? Have you gained momentum on your fitness, finance, and family aspirations? How about your professional goals? Have you focused on developing those team and leadership skills? Are you building that power network? Have you made strides toward acquiring that new technical skill?
Submitted by Sal Silvester on January 18, 2015
The coaching process is critical in any workplace relationship. In fact, we’ve found in our leadership development and executive coaching programs that coaching is a critical element to helping people ignite their potential and elevate their success.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on October 7, 2013
In my last post I wrote about "The Big Why" - the importance for leaders to communicate the rationale behind their decisions. After all, who wants to be told what to do? And emotional commitment only comes when people understand why.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on October 2, 2013
When was the last time someone told you what to do without explaining the reason behind their directive? What was your reaction? Did you unquestionably cooperate?
Submitted by Sal Silvester on July 20, 2013
So, you are a leader in a matrix organization. Perhaps you are the Line Manager to whom a Team Member reports directly, although you rarely see each other.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on April 1, 2013
In my last few posts, I have been exploring the behavioral best practices of leaders who Craft a Vision and Champion Execution.
As I mentioned in both of those posts, our personality styles impact how we lead. Sometimes our natural preferences help in a specific area of leadership. Other times those same natural tendencies hinder our leadership effectiveness.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on March 12, 2013
I had an amazing visit with a senior executive last week to kick-off a 7-month leadership development program here in Denver, Colorado. Our conversation focused mostly on the concept of execution.
When people speak of leadership, they often describe visionary and charismatic people. They rarely speak about the need for leaders to be involved in the execution of a vision. But without a focus on execution, a leader's vision often goes unrealized and organizational change efforts fail. Here are a few key principles that guide this executive.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on April 4, 2012
By Kyle Lagunas
Apple is running a seriously smooth operation in their retail stores. Each employee has a distinct role to play, understands that role, and does his/her part to deliver the level of service we've come to expect from this powerful brand. All of this requires serious alignment of brand, business goals and people process.
Finding the right people to work in the stores is half the battle. There are things that Apple’s retail arm does particularly well in organizational development--things any organization could learn from:
Submitted by Sal Silvester on January 7, 2012
The first week of January is over. Are your people aligned?
Is every team member, from your front line employee to supervisor to mid-level manager and above, clear about the strategic direction of the organization? In most companies, it’s well into the calendar year before team members understand the vision and strategy. If this is the case on your team, you'll probably notice a lack of clarity, confusion and unspoken expectations. The business results you'll experience are lost productivity, low employee engagement, and missed opportunities.