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Have you ever struggled transitioning from one level to the next?

Our reader poll today asks: Have you ever struggled transitioning from one level to the next, like from manager to director? – Always – I’ve struggled every time I’ve changed levels: 14% – Sometimes – I’ve had a couple of bumpy transitions: 49% – Rarely – Most of my transitions have been smooth: 28% – […]




What’s the balance between “thinking” and “doing” on your team?

Our reader poll today asks: What’s the balance between “thinking” and “doing” on your team? – We do too much thinking and not enough doing: 38% – We have a good balance between thinking and doing: 28% – We do too much doing without enough thinking: 34% Balancing thinking and doing. Many of you face […]




How do you view deferring important training to future dates?

Our reader poll today asks: How do you view deferring important training to future dates? – Totally unacceptable: When there’s a skill gap, fill it immediately: 14% – Not a good idea: Only defer training if there’s a critical reason: 80% – Not a big deal: It’s OK if it’s deferred. We’ll get to it […]




How authentic are you as a leader?

Our reader poll today asks: How authentic are you as a leader? – Extremely – Everyone knows pretty much everything about who I am: 28% – Very – My team knows the “true” me with a few exceptions: 54% – Kind of – My team knows me but not as well as they could:  13% […]




How effectively do you manage up?

Our reader poll today asks: How effectively do you “manage up”? – Very – I lead my superiors just as effectively as I lead my teams: 29% – Kind of – There are times I don’t do it as well as I should: 55% – Not very – I find it difficult to lead and […]




How effective are you at aligning behaviors with goals you set?

Our reader poll today asks: How effective are you at aligning your team’s behaviors with goals you set? – Very – Everyone knows the desired behaviors to hit our goals: 50% – Kind of – I point out the most important behavior changes required: 42% – Not very – I don’t often link behaviors to […]




Do you invest in training and conferences for your development?

Our reader poll today asks: Do you invest in training and conferences for your professional development? – Yes – I invest a lot of time in these events: 34% – Kind of – I invest time in these events occasionally: 47% – Not really – I don’t go to training or conferences often: 15% – […]




How rigorously do you manage your diet and exercise regimen?

Our reader poll today asks: How rigorously do you manage your diet and exercise regimen? – Very – I watch my diet closely and exercise regularly: 37% – Somewhat – I generally eat well and exercise occasionally: 38% – Not very – Sometimes I’ll watch what I eat and I rarely exercise: 21% – Not […]




How much did your college experience contribute to your success?

Our reader poll today asks: How much did your college experience contribute to your success as a leader? – Tremendously — I am forever indebted to my alma mater: 13% – A lot — My college education has had a big impact on my career: 31% – Somewhat — It’s contributed but only in certain […]




How knowledgeable are you about global megatrends?

Our reader poll today asks: How knowledgeable are you about global megatrends? – Very — We monitor the pace of change, long-term, across all megatrends: 10% – Somewhat — We stay informed only about megatrends we think directly affect our business: 40% – Not very — Industry trends are our main focus: 29% – Not […]