Blogs

Categories

temperament

Great leaders have the leadership skills to build great teams: How strategically are you building yours?

Being able to build a team with a mix of temperaments based on the problems you need to solve is a leadership skill worth mastering.

Different temperaments—Guardians, Artisans, Idealists, Rationals—tend…

discussion

Know your audience, speak their language, and see your leadership effectiveness soar

Using knowledge of individual temperaments can help you troubleshoot issues, communicate more effectively, and ultimately lead more effectively.

Temperaments reflect the natural way someone is “wired”—their predisposition to think and…

leader temperament

Leverage your leadership temperament: What famous leader do you identify with?

The answer may depend on the particular temperament you’re born with.

A person’s temperament is the combination of their mental, physical and emotional traits—their natural predisposition. Temperament governs how people…

master communication

Skills for effective leadership: 5 keys to master effective communication

Your biggest communication challenge is to bridge the communication gap between the message that is sent and how it is received.

If you have an important message to deliver—a speech,…

breakdowns

Skills for effective leadership: Correcting communication breakdowns

“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” – Lee Iacocca

Communications break down for many reasons—messages go undelivered, are misunderstood,…

communications

Skills for effective leadership: Owning communications—for better or worse

“The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.” Sidney J. Harris

Effective communication…

Prove

Step 3 of 3 steps to hire and retain leaders who fit your culture: Prove

You’ve clarified job requirements, assessed candidate capabilities, and now it’s time to put your findings to the test.

We’ve looked at the first two steps in hiring and retaining effective…

Assess

Step 2 of 3 steps to hire and retain leaders who fit your culture: Assess

Assessments guide you in determining whether and how a leader candidate may match your needs.

In our last post, we covered Step 1 of hiring and retaining best-fit leaders: clarifying…

Steps to hire and retain to culture

Step 1 of 3 steps to hire and retain leaders who fit your culture: Clarify

Step 1 may seem basic, but a lot of trouble can stem from skipping basics.

What happens when the leader you hired doesn’t turn out to be the leader you…

Positive first impression

Creating a Positive Impression

No do-overs! Make the most of your one chance to make a positive first impression.

Did you know you are pre-programmed to think a certain way when you first meet…