Being empathic and truly “putting yourself in someone else’s shoes” is not just important in fostering positive personal relationships … it’s vital for the smooth operation of organizations across industries.
Much has been written through the years about the critical importance of the first 90 days – the make-or-break period when new leaders will either set themselves up for success or lay in place the ground work for their eventual failure.
It turned out to be impossible to create a 25th hour in the day. Instead, DDI created Leadership 480SM, a groundbreaking leadership framework that helps companies invest time strategically to hire, promote and develop exceptional leaders at every level.
Leaders must appreciate that some problems are unsolvable – and that’s OK. Ultimately, it’s their ability to commit to a lifelong journey of becoming purposeful leaders that allows them to balance, and ultimately mitigate, these unsolvable problems.
If your company is experiencing a morale problem, it’s important to diagnose the reasons. To become a high-performance organization, companies must address people issues before they get out of hand, because when people leave, cash bleeds.
The art of managing up and down — simultaneously — is not easily mastered. It takes perseverance, communication, leadership, continuous learning and, most prominently, balance. If you’re a new training manager, it’s easy to become overwhelmed.