We hear from many committed leaders who set out to rally their people in the right direction and call us after their self-facilitated retreat with: “There has got to be a better way to do this year-end retreat thing!”
Here are a few fails we’ve seen people experience when running their own DIY retreats along with a few remedies to make your retreat work well for everyone.
The experience of receiving tough feedback about culture is common - even for leaders who feel they value everyone on their teams. How leaders respond to questions of inclusion—a sense of belonging at work—is vitally important for staff moral, workplace climate, AND the long-term success of your business.
As a leader, separating venting from important questions and concerns takes time and patience. It can be a drag to listen to people complain without solutions or bring you their concerns without seeing their role in the problem. Tune into three areas from Cy Wakeman’s work to decrease drama at your organization.
The old adage “There’s no such thing as a bad question” might feel like a slap in the face. Rather than good or bad questions, we like to think of questions as unhelpful or helpful. Some questions can help everyone get to a good outcome. Others do the opposite. Consider these subtle shifts to help you get the outcomes you are striving for when asking questions of your employees.
While Chris has been an active participant in the Summit for a few years now, Senior Business Advisor, Jana Sanchez , experienced her first Small Giants Summit this year. For those who are wondering if yet ANOTHER conference would really benefit them, here are a few of her observations that might help make your decision easier.
We know leaders want the precious time they have with their teams to be productive and full of connection. It’s challenging to keep energy up when the stakes are high. Combat common issues leaders juggle when staring down the challenge of holding effective meetings with these helpful ideas.
Thanks to the popularity of Jim Collins’ Good to Great book and his signature finger pointing, leaders everywhere wonder if they have the right people on the bus. We think his three-prong answer provides the direction you need if you find yourself asking the same question.
Despite many CEO’s best efforts, receiving accurate information about the state of the company and the status of employee engagement rarely makes it to their offices on its own. This problem spans all kinds of industries and reaches companies of all sizes.
A short process to give “your friend” to use with their CEO to surface and work through difficult organizational issues.
Before you launch into next year, we invite you to stop and catch your breath. Reflecting on how this year’s efforts got you to where you are right now can make next year even better. Here are three tips to try before the end of 2018.