Let's face it: you spend most of your working day in meetings. Today's article focuses on how you can get more of what you want out of those meetings: 1) Hold pre-meetings; 2) Create a framework; 3) Make strategic concessions.
At some point in your career you are likely to run into someone who talks behind your back. The antidote to negative gossip: Two do's and one don’t: 1) Talk to the person directly; 2) Get to know the people around the gossiper; 3) Don't start gossiping in response.
As the leader, you need a framework to assess your leadership team. Make sure you set your expectations for them to be 1) Functional experts 2) People leaders 3) Business leaders.
One of the biggest misconceptions about how leaders talk to people is that they are supposed to be "nice." It's not about being nice! It's about using the right tools to come across clearly and not shut people down - for some that can be harder than it sounds! Use these tools: 1) Manage your tone 2) Frame it so they can hear you 3) Be specific.
As your company grows, as your span of control grows, and most importantly as you grow as a leader, you need to scale yourself. The way to do this is through: 1) Mindset; 2) People; and 3) Process.
You can't just build your network once and check if off your list. You need to cultivate your social capital (a fancy term for the overall effectiveness of your network) over time. The way to do this is to: 1) Re-assess your network; 2) Reconnect with your network; and 3) Reform your network.