An effective leader will communicate support for someone he or she is managing

Involved Presence and Communicating Support: How an Effective Leader Builds the Confidence of Others

April 25, 2019

This is the second “deep dive” article to come out of my blog post “Developing Leadership Potential: The Essential Role of the Manager“. Here we look at the importance of the effective leader’s active involvement in developing an individual who wants to grow as a leader, as well as the manager’s communication of support of […]

The Feedback Fallacy: A Rebuttal

March 23, 2019

Some of you may have noticed Harvard Business Review’s cover story in the March-April 2019 issue, entitled, “The Feedback Fallacy,” by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall. This headline certainly captures our attention, which I’m sure was the point. Considering my recent blog, “Feedback is a Gift,” I felt I should comment on the HBR article. […]

Feedback is a Gift: How to Give Appropriately

February 21, 2019

In last month’s blog, we reviewed 5 dimensions of global manager behavior that are essential to effectively supporting the leadership development needs of team members. This month we take a deeper dive on one of those dimensions: Giving developmental feedback. Several surveys have shown that people want feedback and believe it is valuable. In fact, […]

Developing Leadership Potential: The Essential Role of the Manager

October 24, 2018

Developing effective leaders in any organization can be challenging. And yet, this is the surest way to ensure the long-term success of a business or other institution. Companies pour thousands of dollars into internal learning centers or training programs, but lasting impact from such programs is elusive. Mentors and Executive Coaches have been acknowledged to […]

Appearance Matters: 5 Tips for Dressing for Success

September 4, 2018

Have you ever put on a new outfit or a suit that flatters you and just felt like you could take on the world? That’s because looking good makes you feel good. And that increases confidence. Dressing for success remains an adage that holds true. It is important that your appearance is in alignment with […]