leadership

To Influence or Not To Influence

How you attempt to influence others counts – It counts in how you inspire others, in the people you attract to work with you and in the alliances you build. Yet there’s little readily available information on how leaders can better understand what they are doing well to influence others and what is missing. I’d like to share a few observations that can help you enhance your influencing skills.

Parachuting Priorities

Many CEOs and leaders handle the urgent and important parts of their role effectively – like seeing an opportunity that has a short window to take advantage of and going for it. It’s when a situation is important, but not urgent that there’s procrastination. For example, you realize that your market is changing and you know that you need to meet with your team to assess your current strategy, but there’s so much going on that you just keep putting off the planning session. Now your procrastination may be for a good reason like “We need to address this other challenge first, it’s time sensitive…” And, here lies the danger.

Hiring for Culture Fit Pays Off

by Mary Key Having the right culture can make the difference between being in business or not. Certainly companies recently nominated as the Best Places to Work in Tampa Bay exemplify the importance of having a culture of engaged employees. Research shows that employee engagement is a huge factor in company productivity and success.  Ultimately, […]