Mission, purpose and engagement seem to promise great gains for the organizations who get these right. More and more employees are voting with their feet in search of a greater sense of purpose and a mission that is more inspiring than just increasing shareholder returns. However, there’s a lot of buzz and not a lot of guidance. What does the latest research tell us about how to find purpose and feel more fulfilled either as a person or as a leader?
The ability to influence is a survival skill in organizations of all sizes. We know it matters but few seem to be very skilled at it. Richard Shell is a true expert on the art of influence and the research that supports best practices.
Getting the best out of people is the art of leadership. We learn what to do, largely based on what works for us and what doesn’t work for us. Not everyone is captivated by the same tactics. The smarter strategy is to look at science – what does the data say is most likely to work? Tune in to hear more about the science and the implications.
How many ineffective, boring talks and presentations have you listened to? How many have you given? You can change the status quo for you and your listeners. This is not just the realm of a few “natural” speakers – anyone can do it. Tune in to hear about a few principles that make all the difference.
Teams in which people are not afraid to speak up, to challenge, to risk saying a wild idea are teams with the best performance. Google has found that psychological safety is a key component of their best teams. Yet, people are afraid of causing trouble, looking foolish, not being promoted and more. How do you create a team, and an organization, that is not afraid?
Do you find generational differences at work to be a challenge or a benefit? Are you like many who think the other generations don’t get it, have poor work habits, don’t understand what it takes or are self-centered?