When COVID-19 struck and forced many of us to start working from home, a somehow old but new conversation started on a vast scale. Suddenly leaders had to find ways to hold their employees accountable while they were out of the office. While grappling with the threat of an ongoing pandemic, trying to adjust to at-home work, and maybe even taking care of children, many workers started to feel less motivated. All of the ongoing issues that the pandemic brought are valid, but it might have also impacted productivity in the workplace and having an accountability system could be the solution.
The best boss I ever worked for was so good because … How does that relate to how you manage people today?
1. I worked as a bar manager in college. The owner was so good because he cared. We had some great late-night conversations that went well into the wee hours of the morning. He was interested and he cared. Read More
In every organization there are:
- The Naysayers who aren’t for you. They may not speak out, but you have a gut feeling they don’t have your back. These people don’t want the best for you; they might be passive or aggressive in their resistance. Read More
Do you sometimes wish you are in a bad dream and when you wake up, everything will be back to what it was six months ago? Sorry, not happening. Read More
In this pandemic, it’s never been more important to take time off. Time off looks different for everyone. Do you like taking long walks, reading a book not related to work, streaming an entire series you have been pining for, or maybe even bunging jumping? As a leader, it’s crucial for you to take time to do what you enjoy outside of work. Leaders deserve to take breaks too. There are many benefits to stepping away from the business for a while.
you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.”
– Steve Jobs
A Roundtable member recently announced her annual banking review is coming up. She likes her banker with whom she has had a long-standing relationship. But she is thinking about shopping around in order to save money. Read More
The ability to persuade is a valuable skill. It translates into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting customers to pay bills on time, and assisting in passing legislation that’s important to you. Read More