personality styles

How personality styles affect conflict on your team

Think about a few times when you’ve been angry. It could be a situation where you were just furious about a situation, locked in a debate or angry to have learned something unsettling.  What did you do? How did you handle the conflict?  Most of us have a sort of default way that we handleContinue Reading

artificial intelligence

Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat to Leadership?

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) makes jobs redundant by the millions, how can you ensure you have a place in the workplace? Before you think, ah, but I’m in a leadership role in X industry and this won’t affect me at all: This is about much more than just manufacturing jobs.  Earlier this year, AI expertContinue Reading

build a solid culture

How One to One meetings build a solid culture of engaged employees

How often do you engage with your direct-reports? I don’t mean a list of updates at a weekly meeting, or a drive-by debrief when something is falling apart.  What I mean is:  How often do you sit and talk about what is motivating them? what’s wearing them down?  How often do you tell them whatContinue Reading

team celebrations

The holidays are coming – 9 things to think about when planning your office party

Tis the season! This is the time of year for party planning and merrymaking as the calendar year draws to a close. But how often do we actually make office parties and gatherings fun for everyone? Those of us who’ve been leaders for a decade or two or more (cough) remember when Christmas parties includedContinue Reading