Mentor or Manage, That’s the Question
A person doesn’t succeed just by being a great leader; they succeed by mentoring great people. Often, those holding leadership positions view their role as managing the efforts of others. If this is true, then to achieve safety success, you need your team more than your team needs you. A great mentor alone cannot achieve nor sustain success in safety; it takes the discretional effort of all levels within the workforce.
Sam Adams Founder: ‘You Can’t Expect More of Your People than You Expect of Yourself’
In the early days of starting a company, you’re going to need a lot from your staff — and you may not be able to give them a pile of cash in return. If your team believes in you and your mission, though, you might be surprised what they will do for you.
Seven Things Your CEO Really Hates (And That You Need to Understand)
There’s certain stuff I really hate. To see if other CEOs hate what I hate, I conducted a survey. Turns out we hate the same stuff, though to different degrees. So I thought I’d share the results. I hope CEOs will find them interesting. But my real goal is to share insights with people who work for CEOs. The better you understand what CEOs hate, the more likely you’ll avoid saying and doing things that will push their “really hate” button, which could be “really bad” for your career.
Why Women Leaders Rule—and What Anyone Can Learn from Them
(The Muse, 23.02.14)
It looks like the old playground taunt “girls rule, boys drool” is all grown up. According to an article in February’s Monitor on Psychology magazine, where I’m an editor, the leadership styles that are “in” today may come most naturally to women.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” —Calvin Coolidge