As leaders continue to develop themselves, it is also important for them to find ways to grow their followers. The Forbes article, Leadership: It's Not About You, reminds us that “Leaders who want to be successful must grow their team members.” John Maxwell states, "When we learn to turn our focus from ourselves to others, the whole world opens up to us." Ensure that people grow in their jobs by helping them learn new skills to further develop themselves. Here are some ways t
Overactive mind? Does it feel like your mind is always going, analyzing, planning and problem-solving? Or even worse, worrying, thinking of bad things that could happen, and creating stress? Keeping your mind on overdrive may seem normal to busy people but it is not a healthy thing to do. First of all, thinking so much robs you of simple pleasures such as enjoying the beauty of a moment. Second, an overactive mind is not functioning at its best. When you think too much, you o
A recent Strategy & Business article focuses on the three characteristics of "real teams". All members have a high level of emotional commitment to the team's purpose and goals. The leadership role shifts among members based on the skills needed at the
moment. The team members hold one another accountable for the quality of their collective
work. According to the article, "When people see their efforts make a difference, they create cross-functional teams that work." Ho
According to the Harvard Business Review, "There is a straight line from the inner life of a leader to the actions they take, the relationships they build, and the impact they create. You can't understand what's going wrong around you if you don't understand what's going on inside you." Click on the article link for this week’s Leadership Tip.
Manage Your Stress by Monitoring Your Body's Reaction to it