Submitted by Sal Silvester on June 2, 2014
In the past 3 posts I've made the case that the most important mindset shift a leader has to make to be successful in a senior leader role is to make the shift from being Smart to being Aware.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on May 27, 2014
If you missed Part 1 and Part 2, read those first. Then come back here for more details on the shift from being Smart to being Aware.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on March 9, 2014
In our last post, we began exploring the first shift leaders need to make to be successful in senior leadership roles - from being smart to being aware.
So, what does this shift of being smart to being aware look like? It will seem easy on the surface, but it's a lifetime of work. And it’s comprised of 3 parts:
Submitted by Sal Silvester on March 2, 2014
In our recent survey about senior leadership, we asked senior leaders the following question. "What do you wish you knew more about prior to being promoted to senior leadership?"
Here are a few summary quotes of how they responded…
Submitted by Sal Silvester on February 9, 2014
My wife Rachel and I have an 8- month old. During Rachel's 9 months of pregnancy, everyone kept saying to us – “everything is going to change.” Frankly, that "advice" wasn't helpful. It didn't help me understand how things would be different as a father and as a parent.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on February 2, 2014
He is a force to be reckoned with.
He silently follows you around. Lurking. He watches you when you aren’t looking. He waits patiently. And then he strikes when you least expect him.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on December 3, 2013
Last week, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I shared some information on how to recognize people in the workplace. So, to continue on the theme of recognition, here is another video.
The way that leaders recognize their people matters. Comments like "great work" and other general accolades almost never have a positive impact. In fact, they may unintentionally backfire.
Want to learn a more effective way to deliver recognition? Watch here...
Submitted by Sal Silvester on November 27, 2013
Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude. As leaders, we can show our people that we are grateful for their contributions to the business by recognizing their efforts. Recognition is a core component of building team member commitment. But, most leaders struggle with how to effectively recognize their people. Watch this video to learn a simple framework on how to recognize people in a way that actually impacts business results.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on November 11, 2013
As most Denver Broncos fans know, John Fox, the Broncos highly respected head coach, went into unexpected surgery this past Monday to replace an aortic valve in his heart. It's still unknown when Fox will return to the sidelines, but he will likely be out for quite some time.
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.