Submitted by Sal Silvester on January 23, 2012
Limiting Internal Beliefs: Controlling
Submitted by Sal Silvester on January 18, 2012
Levels of Development
Humans develop through very specific stages over the course of their lives, and along the way they can become better equipped to handle the complexities of today's fast-paced and interdependent business environment.
By understanding the stages through which people develop, you'll be able to set forth a path to increase your effectiveness as a leader.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on January 16, 2012
"Are leaders born?"
This is an interesting question that I am often asked in the leadership development programs we run at 5.12 Solutions.
We believe that leadership isn't about being charismatic and it’s not about some magical qualities that are bestowed upon you at birth. And you don’t have to go through special forces training as a rite of passage.
Leadership is about employing key skills and behaviors on a consistent basis.
And those skills and behaviors can be learned.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on September 9, 2011
The best leaders spend up to 20% of their time coaching their direct reports.
It's a responsibility that leaders all too often overlook as they get caught up in pressing matters, but nothing can be more important to the health and future of an organization.
Coaching others not only helps develop their skills, it frees leaders to focus on more strategic initiatives as their junior leaders develop. It also builds the bench strength of an organization to ensure a competitive advantage in years to come.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on August 15, 2011
Another common and costly leader mistake that can result in a loss of credibility and trust.
MISTAKE: Drawing clear lines in the sand.
The challenge in many organizations is that most leaders don’t get to know their people well enough to create a motivating environment. They like to draw lines in the sand between business and personal.
Actually, our business and personal lives often intersect and have a huge impact on each other.We need to make business personal.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on July 28, 2011
Another common and costly leader mistake that can result in a loss of credibility and trust...
MISTAKE: Leading by email (or by texting, project management tools, online chat, or other technology) instead of Leading by Example.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on July 26, 2011
A common and costly leader mistake that can result in a loss of credibility and trust...
MISTAKE: Getting caught up in the Popeye Syndrome – “I am what I am.”
The implied message here is: “I am the way I am and if you don’t like it, who cares?”
Leaders often exhibit this behavior when doing things like conducting meetings without involving team members, and when resolving team member issues without asking for input or engaging them in the problem-solving process.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on June 22, 2011
There are two common and costly mistakes leaders make that can result in a loss of credibility and trust.
MISTAKE 1: Getting caught up in the Popeye Syndrome – “I am what I am.”
The implied message here is “I am the way I am and if you don’t like it, who cares?”
Submitted by Sal Silvester on July 28, 2009
Submitted by Sal Silvester on July 24, 2009
Twitter, facebook, instant messaging, webex, email, yada, yada, yada.
But really, who cares anyways?
These are all tools (that supposedly help us do more with less). And that's all they are, just tools.They are not a replacement for building a relationship and connecting with people in person.