Submitted by Sal Silvester on June 7, 2014
A new Vice President joins your organization from a similar company in the same industry. Only his former company is bigger and arguably more successful. The leader has a grand vision that if implemented will have a significant impact on the company's end customers and shareholder value. He comes in blazing and doesn't just want to move the chairs on the deck, but wants to shift the direction of the boat.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on June 2, 2014
In the past 3 posts I've made the case that the most important 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 (Directors, VPs, etc.).
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
We recently completed a survey about senior leadership. We asked executive leaders what they expect of their senior leaders. We asked senior leaders about what they wish they knew more about prior to being prompted to senior leadership. And, we asked team members what they wanted to see more of from their senior leaders.
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 18, 2013
Most leaders struggle with how to give team members feedback. Use this model to provide feedback in a way that will engender team member commitment.