Last fall I became interested in how virtual onboarding practices were impacting new hires during the pandemic. This was uncharted territory for most employers and I found that most were trying their best while making it up as they went. To learn more, I talked with three people who were hired last year in three … Continue reading The impact of virtual onboarding
In recognition of President’s Day this week and my exploration of the personal characteristics, skills, and abilities that make leaders successful, I thought it is apropos to focus on a president who exuded integrity. Integrity is a bedrock characteristic of the greatest leaders, who build both trust AND respect from the people they lead. George … Continue reading Leading with integrity
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"Leaders must attend to one key growth question: How authentically am I showing up in the world and my organization?” –Tom Gegax How are you showing up in the world and your organization? When was the last time you paused to reflect on this question? For me, I tend to get overscheduled and am focused … Continue reading How do you show up in the world?
"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." -- Abraham Lincoln During this extraordinary time in history with a global pandemic, social unrest, and deep political divides, I am convinced that ALL leaders need sound character to lead effectively, … Continue reading Leadership insights from Lincoln
With winter in Minnesota and all the restrictions of the pandemic in full force, in addition to social unrest stressors, I thought it apropos to reshare a post I wrote a few years ago, about how happiness fuels success. What leader doesn't need to get a big boost of happiness at the start of 2021 … Continue reading Happiness fuels success reboot
"Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.” … Continue reading Have a little relaxation
Want to build trusting relationships fast? Start with assuming good intent! According to Stephen M.R. Covey and Greg Link, when people in one part of an organization are asked to interface with another part, they often start with assumptions of negative intent such as: “Is there a hidden agenda?” “What is her real motive?” “Is … Continue reading Assume good intent
“Having spent many years trying to define the essentials of trust, I arrived at the position that if two people could say two things to each other and mean them, then there was the basis for real trust. The two things were “I mean you no harm” and “I seek your greatest good.” –Jim Meehan, … Continue reading Good intent is not enough
Ten months into the pandemic and it has literally upended many of the ways we get work done, including how we recruit and hire people. One of the biggest changes I’ve noted is how colleges and universities quickly switched their in-person interview processes to virtual. Last month, while moderating a webinar for the Higher Education … Continue reading The good, the bad, and the best practices of virtual interviewing