As leaders, we all too often assume that our people are committed long before they’re ready — and then we wonder why we get the “deer-in-the-headlights” look when we challenge them. Here’s how you can engage your people to higher levels of commitment and avoid this critical disconnect.
We automate everything from calendars to surveys, all in the promise of making things better. And yet we still have gaps in our systems. Perhaps in our attempt to design a process to make everything more efficient, we’ve lost the leadership skill of active listening.
There’s no one-time, quick fix for the challenges teams face, consultant Jeff Gibson says. Instead, it’s about taking simple actions to build connection, communication and trust long-term. Here are six takeaways you can put to work with your team.
Groups come together, but they don’t work together — at least, not for long. So how do you know if you and your peers are functioning as a group or a team? Consider these four fundamental qualities.
In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, teams who can work better together and handle the demands of their jobs more easily will almost always come out on top.
Where are you thriving as a leader? How do you need to improve? Here are four principles that I’ve found to be indispensable in my years as a coach and leader.
The stress of planning for a week away from the office might make you want to skip your trip altogether — but our coaches know how impactful a week off can be. Here are their tips to prepare for your time away so you can return energized and refreshed.
Whether you’re new to Life Planning or a longtime enthusiast, here are some simple steps to help you keep your plan alive and pursue the life you want.
Creating a Life Plan is a powerful experience, especially when you take a day to get away and dive fully into the process. But if you walk away from your Life Plan day and never pick up your plan again, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment and failure.
After I wrote my Life Plan, I realized that living it out was going to be harder than putting it down on paper. It seemed overwhelming and time-consuming, until I realized that it was all about making an emotional connection to my commitments and goals.
You can spend your Life Plan Day anywhere that allows you to focus and unplug — be it a quiet coffee shop or a luxury hotel. Here’s what Life Plan Day looked like for a few of our coaches.
It’s hard to get anywhere good in life without a plan — and the best plans take time and effort. That’s why for more than 20 years, we’ve coached our clients to take one full day to get away and create a Life Plan.