Departures are inevitable. As managers, how gracefully we handle someone leaving the organization determines how effective the rest of the team will be and how much they will trust us.
Storytelling is a tool leaders use to help employees connect to their work, help people coordinate together, and build the future of the company. However, they can also use it in manipulative or abusive ways.
What makes a group of talented people a trusting, high-performing team? What norms would allow them to self-manage? These are some of the questions Vanessa Druskat answers with her Team Emotional Intelligence Model.
CEO roles are hard to do well. Like any dance, it requires all participants to be in sync but especially requires the lead to pay attention to how their leadership is being received.
To get past the Diversity & Inclusion aspiration, leaders need to be intentional in building organizations that can leverage everyone’s uniqueness and talents.
Many founders can’t hire a team for every area of the company and hope to find a player/coach, a magical person who can take over different departments as they grow.