Good leaders know the importance of influence because stellar employees have a choice of where they work. An effective leader must master the ability to influence others positively because the days of top-down authority are long gone.
Strong communication is the foundation upon which all lasting relationships are built. In the workplace, strong communication leads to more engaged employees, decreased turnover rate, and improved overall performance. But if all these benefits sound great, then why is modern communication so difficult?
Every leader and organization faces tough times. And whether that adversity is small and short-lived, or severe and long-lasting, experiencing some form of turmoil is inevitable.
Over the years I have helped leadership teams with change initiatives from navigating healthcare reform to blending cultures following a merger, and many things in between. It goes without saying that I have observed my share of mistakes.
I have trained my share of puppies and people to reach their peak performance and the similarities struck me the other day in a conversation with a client: both puppies and people need pretty much the same 3 things.
Where does your brain go when you are angry? I think it goes somewhere in the laundry with that lost sock that somehow escapes between the washer, dryer and the hamper.