Would you rather be a big fish in a little pond or a little fish in a big pond?

Our reader poll today asks: Would you rather lead as a big fish in a little pond or a little fish in a big pond? I like leading as the big fish in a little pond: 48.7% I like leading as a little fish in a big pond: 51.3% Different ways to swim. It seems folks […]

How effective are you at establishing trust with a new team?

Our reader poll today asks: When you take on a new role, how effective are you at quickly establishing trust with the team? Very: I can build trust quickly: 58.8% Somewhat: it takes me a little while to build trust: 37.6% Not very: I struggle to build trust with the team: 2.8% Not at all: I […]

The Three R’s of Conflict Resolution

Conflict is an ever-present part of life. The more comfortable you are with dealing with it, the more effectively you can resolve it. Conflict resolution requires you to know the three R’s – recognize conflict, respond to conflict, and resolve the conflict. Today’s post is by Jon Wortmann, thoughtLEADERS principal and author of Hijacked by […]

Courage in Crisis

When your organization faces a crisis, your initial reaction and subsequent follow-through set a tone that determines your success in navigating the challenge. That tone will also dictate your legacy after the crisis passes. Today’s post is by Constance Dierickx, author of High-Stakes Leadership (CLICK HERE to get your copy). One of the biggest cyber […]

How well are your incentives aligned with your strategy?

Our reader poll today asks: How well are your people’s incentives aligned with your organization’s strategy? Very well: there’s a clear link between strategy and incentives: 14.0% Well: incentives are generally linked to strategy: 30.5% Not well: it’s unclear how strategy is tied to incentives: 37.8% Not at all: our incentives have nothing to do with […]

3 Ways to Inspire Others to Follow You

Leadership includes encouraging different perspectives, getting everyone marching to the same beat, and measuring success by asking big picture questions. Today’s post is by Karyn Schoenbart, CEO of the NPD Group and author of MOM.B.A. (CLICK HERE to get your copy). As a leader, my responsibility is to inspire people to believe in our company’s […]