Why unasked for help often isn't ... and what to do about it

Why unasked for help often isn't ... and what to do about it

You know as a leader, people are counting on you to help the organization. And you need everyone working together, giving their best, stretching themselves to be better. Sometimes, offering help feels riskier than its worth. Here’s one way to provide feedback that gets to results and builds your relationships.

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Psst ... looking for an uncommonly powerful leadership practice? Try peer leadership.

Psst ... looking for an uncommonly powerful leadership practice? Try peer leadership.

Most people believe leadership means directing people who work for you, "down" the organization.

Many other courageous and/or desperate souls do their best to lead up, helping their leaders help them.

Both of these styles can be useful and appropriate in the right contexts.

In my experience, the most overlooked and under-practiced form of leadership is peer leadership - influencing, supporting, and helping people at the same level grow and succeed.

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What are You Growing at Your Company?

What are You Growing at Your Company?

As a leader, you’re something of a gardener. It’s your job to nurture people and the culture so there’s a positive environment - a place where people are growing into their best selves, cultivating their talents, and working together for everyone’s benefit. Without tending, your company can become as unwelcoming as that gravel-strewn back lot of weeds.

Consider these five steps to tend your cultural garden as you work and lead.

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"Do you think you should..?" is a Solution in Disguise!

"Do you think you should..?" is a Solution in Disguise!

Have you ever felt like you wanted your team members to be more proactive? Most leaders genuinely want to empower their teams. We know it is not effective or scale-able to have one person doing all the thinking for the group.

Yet when we try to encourage our team members to take ownership and solve problems, often we unwittingly sabotage ourselves with Solutions in Disguise. 

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