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You Must Confront These 4 Uncomfortable Truths About Trust

No one disagrees that trust is an indispensable ingredient of strong, healthy relationships. In the workplace, high levels of trust increase productivity, efficiency, innovation,and profitability. When trust is low or absent, people avoid risk, decisions are questioned, bureaucracy increases, and productivity and profitability diminish. However, there are some uncomfortable truths about trust we must confront.…

Four Leader Behaviors that Build—or Bust, Trust!

In a new article for Fast Company, columnists Scott Blanchard and Ken Blanchard take a look at why some companies are successful in implementing change while others struggle. They also look at why some leaders inspire people to work together effectively, while others cannot. The pivotal ingredient in both cases?  Trust Drawing from Ken Blanchard’s…

You Can’t Manage Virtual Workers and Teams with “Super-vision”

Most virtual leaders struggle with managing the performance of those they can’t see.  Would they be more effective managers if they had “super-vision”?  Some organizations install software so leaders can randomly check the screens of their employees. Some leaders even whisper that they want remote video cameras at employee’s desks. Here’s the reality.  If you…

Are you only half the leader you could be? See if you have this limiting self-belief

In their latest post for Fast Company online, management experts Scott and Ken Blanchard share that, “One of the big mistakes we see among otherwise promising managers is the self-limiting belief that they have to choose between results and people, or between their own goals and the goals of others. We often hear these people say,…

Four Considerations in Building Trust with Millennials

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” ~ Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland’s line from The Wizard Oz could appropriately capture the feeling of many leaders when it comes to managing Millennials in the workplace – it’s a whole new world! Millennials, or Gen Y (born 1982-1995), are rapidly becoming a…