Sometimes it’s difficult to feel fulfilled as a leader when you are currently working as a manager.
Sure, your bosses want you to be a leader (or so they tell you in your annual performance reviews), but real leadership involves having the freedom to envision the future and having the authority to make tough decisions that hopefully end up with results like “driving growth”, “reducing costs”, “streamlining operations”, or any other corporate buzz-phrase that sounds like you just stepped out of a powerful board meeting. But let’s face it, when you are a manager, your sole responsibility is to “manage” the day-to-day tasks as required by your boss.
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So what’s a mid-level manager to do with all of their passion to lead and no real outlet to lead in? Read more...
You’ve probably already heard about the latest smartphone app craze: Pokémon GO. In Pokémon GO, players use their smartphones to capture legendary Pokémon via a geo-location based app.
Released on July 6th, 2016, Pokémon GO has created quite the stir.
What’s The Big Deal About Pokémon GO?
That’s the question everyone is asking. Why is this new Pokémon game so popular?
I have a few theories.
Pokémon GO plays on the nostalgia of those who grew up in the 90’s. Those who watched Pokémon growing up, want to try this new take on their favorite childhood cartoon.
Pokémon GO brings people together. The last couple of days have been crazy. Anywhere Pam and I walked, we ran into Pokémon GO players. Most weren’t alone. Pokémon GO players travel in packs and play together. Read more...
Today’s guest on the Answers From Leadership Podcast is Michael Bungay Stanier.
Michael is a recognized expert on topics such as coaching in organizations, how to engage and retain employees, and the challenge of doing Great Work in organizations. He has been featured in national media, such as Fast Company, the Financial Times, the Huffington Post, the Globe and Mail and Breakfast TV. And today we will be talking about how to build The Coaching Habit.
Listen To Today’s Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode
Podcast Show Notes:
Michael, what else do you want listeners to know about you?
I’m a very good, good looking man. As Joe can see and he’s shaking his head as I speak.
I’m Australian by birth but I left Australia about 25 years ago. I was a road scholar and got to Oxford. Read more...