Take Your Leadership to the Next Level: Lead Well in All Directions
Is it possible for you to be a good boss and, at the same time, underperform as a leader in your organization? That was the dilemma facing Peter,* a coaching client who served as a manager in the financial services industry. Peter had the respect of his functional team, which was known for reliable, consistent performance.
Flexibility and the workplace of the future: What does that mean?
On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus a global pandemic. Within days, employers across the world sent workers home to work remotely. Soon after that, a Gartner survey of top executives showed that roughly half of their organizations had more than 80 percent of their employees working from
This Underrated Leadership Skill is More Important than Ever
Of all the skills leaders need to be successful, active listening may be the most overlooked and underrated. Active listening has become even more vital during the global pandemic, as many organizations work in a remote environment. As a result, substantial communication has shifted to virtual platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. While meeting virtually may
5 Tools for Mastering Remote Leadership
Effectively leading remote teams is now—and forever will be—an essential leadership competency. March 2020 will always be remembered as the month when the coronavirus pandemic began to escalate in the United States. Professional and college sports paused, many businesses closed their doors, and organizations sent millions of workers home to work remotely. A Gartner survey showed
What Does Leadership Mean to You?
How you define leadership and what it means in your career could be a key factor in whether you ever get a seat at the table. I often open leadership training and facilitation experiences with the question, “What is leadership?” Some participants respond with skills or behaviors, like inspiring and motivating people. Others ascribe vision, strategic planning,
A Better Boss Leads Well
Thanks to Mark Miller for this guest post, which coincides with the recent launch of his newest book, Talent Magnet: How to Attract and Keep the Best People.
Thrive — Don’t Just Survive — This Busy Season: 3 Tips To Coach Yourself To The Finish Line
Note: this article was originally published in the Minnesota Society of CPAs Public Practice e-Newsletter. No matter what your role is, the first few months of the year are likely to be crunch time for one reason or another. If you’re in public accounting, April 17 marks the finish line for the annual race known as tax
5 Ways To Lead Change In A Change-Averse Environment
Despite the constancy of change in today’s global marketplace, the environment for change in many organizations is unfriendly at best. Few organizations have the appetite for change found at Facebook, Google, Amazon, and other innovative firms. I work extensively with CPAs, CFOs, and other technical professionals; a group not known for its propensity to change. As
Multiply Your Value With Strategic Thinking Skills
More than half of finance executives in a global study by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Institute of Management Accountants identified strategic thinking as critical to professional development for chief financial officers. These skills are just as important for CPAs in public accounting who want to advance in their careers or grow their
Leaders: Read This Book (or Watch Your Backside!)
A title like A Leadership Kick in the Ass is sure to grab your attention. It certainly makes you wonder what’s inside the cover. And what you’ll find inside this new book are some of the most important leadership lessons you’ll learn this year. As my first leadership reading of 2017, it sets a high bar for