Monthly Archives: August 2011

1 Step to Becoming a Better Leader.

Employee feedback.

If you want to be a better boss, some of the best information you can get is from your employees.

Whether you realize it or not they are watching you constantly, observing how you dress, how you handle challenges, and how you speak to other employees. They are analyzing your behaviour and your motives and they are very critical. But just because employees see your weaknesses doesn’t mean they will necessarily tell you about them. We’d all like to believe that we have such great trust and respect from our staff that they would surely come and tell us if they were concerned about something we were doing, or saying; but it doesn’t happen by accident.

Here are a few ideas on how to get honest feedback and put it into practice. Read the rest of this entry

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How to Correct Your Staff with Class

Share what you appreciate about them

In almost all cases, what is great about a team member far exceeds what needs to be corrected. I think we need to emphasize this truth and make sure we take time during the conversation to recognize all that the individual already contributes. If there is more bad than good, you’ve hired badly and you can’t dump that on them, you have to own it. Read the rest of this entry

3 Life Lessons from the Mountain Top

From the top of Pike's Peak, Colorado Springs CO - 14,000ft

1. See the big picture.

Its very easy to get caught up in the urgent details of everyday life, in fact most of my time is consumed with these types of demands. I was reminded that you need to create space for yourself to step back from the demands of everyday life and survey the whole landscape of your life.

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