Six Strategies for Boosting Morale

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products KevinEikenberry.com About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Six Strategies for Boosting Morale by Kevin Eikenberry on November 1, 2010 in Leadership , Learning A participant from a workshop I led several years ago posed a question to me last week. While she shared more details, this is the crux of her question: “Currently low morale is my major issue. I know morale is important!

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Setting SMART Goals | Survive Your Promotion!

Survive Your Promotion

→ Setting SMART Goals Posted on January 4, 2010 by Katy Goal planning sounds easy – you decide you want to do something and you go do it, right? While that’s the basic concept, many people fall into the trap of making their goals overly vague. If you find that you are struggling with goal management on your team it may be due to a failure to clearly define each objective such that both you and your team member have an identical understanding of the target.

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4 Ways to Gamify Your Goals

Lead by Adventure

If you’re anything like me, some goals can seem overly daunting. For some, the act of setting and maintaining/pursuing goals can be fun in and of iteslef. View your goal-achieving as a game. Goals should not be one of those. Create a point system for your goals. Think about the kind and amount of points you want to assign to each goal. Short-term goals would receive fewer points. Long-term or bigger goals would receive more points.

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Three Ways a ‘Noble Goal’ Makes You a Significantly Better Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

This need and inspiration is called our “noble goal.” In its simplest form, our noble goal is our personal response to the question: What context, atmosphere, or environment do I want to create for myself and others? But, when we connect to a noble goal, it’s clarity inspires us and guides us toward what we really care to bring about in the world, in all domains of our lives – our families, our workplace, our communities, and our society. So, what’s your noble goal?

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Encourage Your Employees to Be Their Authentic Selves – And Improve Workplace Morale

Strategy Driven

If you have ambitious staff, offering them distinct training opportunities to foster their goals and talents. You just finished reading Encourage Your Employees to Be Their Authentic Selves – And Improve Workplace Morale ! The post Encourage Your Employees to Be Their Authentic Selves – And Improve Workplace Morale appeared first on StrategyDriven. Often people attempt to conceal their personalities at work.

February 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Every leader can become motivated to model positive behaviors that enhance the culture of integrity by practicing coaching skills that support diverse stakeholders and promote shared goals and values. Part 2: Leadership 3.0.

January 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the January 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Ken Downer of Rapid Start Leadership provided Leading Through Transition: Tips for Leaders in Times of Change. A big one is supporting employees’ goals. Shelley Row of Insightful Leadership shared 2020 Lessons in Leadership.

5 Tips for Inspiring Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Karlin Sloan: As a leadership development consultant, I have spent my career with people in business, NGOs, government, and not-for-profits who are focused, competent, talented and who have a deep sense of their personal power to impact those around them.

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Team Expectations are NOT Team Goals

Great Results Team Building

Although they are often mistakenly used interchangeably, there is a huge difference between team expectations and team goals. Most leaders are quite familiar with goal setting. There are dozens of programs and books and suggested methods of setting smart and compelling goals for your organization. Goals are your main objectives and the ultimate success that you visualize achieving. Goals are the big picture destination we strive toward.

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4 Steps To Move Past Setbacks And Drive Success

Tanveer Naseer

And those demands become more apparent when an organization suffers a setback in achieving its long-term goals. Given how setbacks tend to create challenging times for an organization – and by extension your leadership – here are four steps that provide a roadmap for how you can help your employees navigate these periods of uncertainty and get back to achieving your long term goals.

Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership

Leading Blog

The way he dealt with these experiences, defined his leadership. As a nation and individually we must show the fundamental qualities of hardihood, courage, manliness, of decency, morality, clean living, fair dealing as between man and man, of common sense, the saving grace of common sense. Unless a man believes in applied morality he is certain to be merely a noxious public servant. (

Stop greasing these 3 squeaky wheels

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Career Development Leadership Development “A ‘squeaky wheel’ isn’t the highest priority project. Career Development Leadership Development Ben Snyder Coaching Culture customer service employee engagement energy engagement Everything's A Project Focus goal Leadership management managing people morale people management performance management priorities project Project Management Requiring Systemation Value workplace

Leadership in Turbulent Times: 9 Ways to Embrace Change

Career Advancement

On a daily basis, I’ve been talking through solutions with the leaders I work with so they can maintain high morale despite the extreme disruption that’s been occurring. Fortunately, many key leadership principles that apply in any crisis are incredibly valuable here.

How Morale Changes as a Startup Grows

Harvard Business

As a result, the sales leadership devised a proactive plan to reverse this dangerous trend. Some of their tactics included addressing employee feedback head-on, creating a program of formal career paths, increasing levels of recognition, and over-communicating expectations and goals. When we think about startup cultures, we imagine ping pong tables, kegerators, and Nerf guns.

November 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, customer service, development, engagement, and more. Steve Digioia of Steve Digioia provided Leadership Series: Ron Kaufman. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership provided 3 Reasons Why Great Bosses aren’t Bossy. Justin Setzer of Plan to Lead provided Five Steps to Crush Your Business and Life Goals.

Lessons in Leadership to Last a Lifetime

Leading Blog

A FTER 18 YEARS on the MIT faculty, I thought I knew a thing or two about leadership. That position humbled me and taught me lessons about leadership that I still use today, some 20 years later. Well, one collective deficit could, and did: The lack of effective leadership. Morale sunk, and our productivity did, too. We were able to focus and work collaboratively toward our goals. Leadership Development

June 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, employee performance and engagement, personal and professional development, productivity, team building, and more. Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership provided The Seven Signs of Great Leadership. Rebecca Ely provided Beyond Self-Interest: What is Leadership Really? Leadership.

Leadership in a Changing Culture

Lead Change Blog

One startling example from my past, doomed to glorious failure from the outset, was a former Head of Service, who said at our very first senior staff meeting, “From now on, we will pursue the leadership model of Ready, Fire, Aim!”. That example highlights the potential impact of leadership in any change process, for good or ill. By coordinating clear, collective actions towards stated goals. The post Leadership in a Changing Culture appeared first on Lead Change.

Aligning Team Goals with Organizational Objectives « Survive Your.

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← FREE Goal Planning Toolkit! But I don’t want a POS… → Aligning Team Goals with Organizational Objectives Posted on December 30, 2009 by Katy Alignment is a hot topic in management. Most organizations have goals and targets at many levels. ← FREE Goal Planning Toolkit!

February 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February Leadership Development Carnival! Marcella Bremer of Leadership and Change Magazine provided Are you Downloading, Debating or in Dialogue? Leadership bloggers often tell stories on their blog, making the posts engaging and relevant. Susan Mazza of Random Acts of Leadership provided Why Positive Thinking is Not Enough. Paula recaps, “Sometimes, the seeds of leadership are born in the realization that we need to be “elsewhere.”

Leadership and Work Teams

Great Leadership By Dan

If this premise and the figures above are accepted it would suggest that only 10% of team leaders are high performing, enabling their teams, whilst 40% of leaders are failing in their leadership tasks, whilst the remaining 50% are barely holding in there! Therefore, there is a need for a leader to have flexibility in leadership style to develop the most appropriate overall style for the team, adjusting it to meet the needs of individual team members. leadership Simon Mac Rory team

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LX – How Is Your Leadership Experience?

Lead Change Blog

Much of our leadership is given to ensure our customers have the best CX – customer experience – or if you are in the tech industry, the best UX – user experience. In other words, how many of your employees are having the best LX – Leadership Experience? That’s where Leadership Experience emerges. Just like the customer or user experiences, the leadership experience you generate is not a cookie-cutter plug-and-play process.

Set Your 2011 Goals In Two Steps. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Set Your 2011 Goals In Two Steps. Get Shareaholic Tagged as: Big Picture , Deadlines , Goal Setting , Goals , Quadrants , Quarters , Templates { 5 comments… read them below or add one } Tim Trent 12.01.10 That was when the big discounts were available because the sales team was under goal.

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August 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Anne Perschel of Germane Coaching and Consulting provided Emotionally Intelligent Leadership – Unexpected ROI at Apex Corporation. Anne writes, “Apex Corporation began the journey to emotionally intelligent leadership fifteen years ago. They achieved their goal of increased sales and were pleasantly surprised by an unexpected ROI.”

February 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! In a recent webinar, Jack Quarles, author of Expensive Sentences , talked about the trap of “we’ve always done it that way” and how that can adversely impact productivity and morale. ” As I’ve seen in my own leadership journey, that’s often the choice that leads to new and exhilarating paths. Randy writes, “The performance of your employees is a reflection of your leadership.

What’s Your Leadership Marque?

Lead Change Blog

Thoughts of the Gettysburg Address, his leadership, which overcame many setbacks, or the fact that his quotes, are among the most famous in the world. Whether a multi-billion dollar company like Chevrolet or Apple, a collection of like-minded innovators like those at Lead Change Group or an individual like Abe or you, the ultimate goal is to create a successful Brand. This is simply brand recognition, and with each day and action you are further promoting your Leadership Marque.

What’s Your Leadership Marque?

Lead Change Blog

Thoughts of the Gettysburg Address, his leadership, which overcame many setbacks, or the fact that his quotes, are among the most famous in the world. Whether a multi-billion dollar company like Chevrolet or Apple, a collection of like-minded innovators like those at Lead Change Group or an individual like Abe or you, the ultimate goal is to create a successful Brand. This is simply brand recognition, and with each day and action you are further promoting your Leadership Marque.

Learning To Connect To Boost Employee Engagement

Tanveer Naseer

Now on any type of leadership score sheet, Alan would definitely rank as a competent and fair leader. In a recent study, The Ken Blanchard Company found that while 70% of employees want to discuss with their boss their future goals and tasks, only 28% of leaders actually have these kinds of conversations with their employees. business communication leadership Recent Posts employee engagement goals mindfulness morale neuroscience perception productivity shared purpose

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Transforming Leadership And Trust In The Organization

Tanveer Naseer

As recently as 2005 leadership theory talked about personality traits that leaders possessed, debated whether leaders are born or made and focused much of its work on how to identify and groom leaders so they can take over and lead those who worked for them. Trust in an organization’s leader was created by their philosophy of leadership, their personality, or their style of management. It also has had an impact on the way leadership works.

Healthy Habits Of Successful Leaders – An Expert Roundup

Joseph Lalonde

I asked each of these leaders a single question about healthy leadership: What healthy habits do you attribute to your success as a leader? Discover a healthy leadership habit of @MichaelHyatt at Click To Tweet. Check out these healthy habits of #leadership experts @MichaelHyatt, @MarkTimm, and @48DaysTeam Click To Tweet. Leadership, above all, is about character. Great healthy leadership tips from @PaulSohn and @PatFlynn Click To Tweet.

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Creativity: An Undervalued Leadership Skill

Lead Change Blog

There is much to be said about leadership, and there is no shortage of descriptive words one uses when talking about leaders – influential, dedicated, globally thinking, focused, etc. – Creativity and Leadership. Although not often associated with leadership, creativity is a trait that modern leaders want to harness, as it is vitally important. It’s difficult to find the perfect balance between creativity and leadership. Micromanagement kills morale and imagination.

Seven overused leadership strengths

Aspire-CS

These are some that you will want to pay attention to, assuring that you don’t cross over the line from a strength to something that will undermine your best intentions: Intellect: You may have reached a pinnacle in your leadership by being knowledgeable and achieving results because of your brilliance. Morale can suffer when direction changes too often and nothing seems to be completed. leadership development self development sustainable leadership

Michael Lombardi’s Lessons in Leadership

Leading Blog

Football is ultimately a business, and as in any successful business the most important ingredients are a sound culture, a realistic plan, strong leadership, and a talented workforce.” So let’s look at some of the leadership lessons to be found here. For starters, let’s be honest, there’s a sliding scale of morality in the NFL (as in every industry), in which the more talented a player is, the more he can get away with.” Leadership.

5 Important Keys For Taking On New Leadership Challenges

Tanveer Naseer

People think that assuming a leadership position over a poorly performing organization is the biggest challenge you could face, but the truth is… becoming the leader of a tight team is a larger challenge. Follow these five simple ground rules and your new leadership challenge will be off to a great start. Whether or not our new teammates welcome this change in direction and leadership style, the simple truth is that it’s in our nature to fear the unknown.

Leadership Is About Alignment

Tanveer Naseer

There are as many definitions for leadership as there are companies that have leaders, yet at the core, leadership is about alignment. Working in and living in alignment is difficult because alignment requires you to make decisions and take actions that are in agreement with many goals, ideas and beliefs, some of which may be in conflict. All of these examples show lapses in moral judgment. What Will Your Leadership Legacy Be?

Steps to Effective Business Leadership

Strategy Driven

It’s important for business owners to have strong leadership skills first and foremost to ensure that the business succeeds, thrives and is able to remain in business. Also, measure/monitor progress toward goals and provide regular feedback and coaching as needed.

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Leadership Hinges Upon What You Do – Not Who You Are

Lead Change Blog

Studies have been conducted to prove that leadership is achievable. But leadership is a combination of some tangible things and some less tangible qualities. Leadership is a constant grind that one has to work on every day for the rest of their life – if they want to keep being leaders, that is. Although achieving a high position in an organization constitutes recognition of leadership, the two do not always go hand in hand.

10 Ways to Keep “Post-truth” From Crippling Your Leadership

Lead Change Blog

So, for those leaders who see value in embracing differences and who are intent on preserving integrity, truthfulness, and authenticity—leadership basics that could become quaint notions should post-truth practices and an absence of facts become normalized—here are ten things to do to keep these basics front and center in leading yourself and others. 10 things to do to keep “post-truth” from crippling your leadership. Leadership Development diversity facts paradox post-truth

Let Your Leadership Speak For Itself

Lead from Within

You can spend a lot of time crafting your leadership skills, but it will be your character—as seen through your words and actions—that tells the story of your leadership. The moral cement of leadership lies in virtue—right words and actions. For a virtuous leader, everything stems from that moral core. True integrity and great leadership mean doing the right thing, even when nobody else will see or know.

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How Leadership Impacts Company Culture

The Center For Leadership Studies

That will be detrimental to morale, productivity and, eventually, the success of your business. In a company with a strong, positive culture, everyone from the CEO to the entry-level intern is on the same page, focused on achieving the same goals and empowered by the same values and vision.

Hit Songs and Great Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Brant Menswar and Jim Trick: While on the surface, you would think the goal of any songwriter is to write a song that dominates the airwaves, flies up the charts, sells millions of records and wins a coveted Grammy Award. So what does this have to do leadership? Leadership guru and author, Simon Sinek recently said, “To affect change inside an organization we must remember why people resist change. How does this impact great leadership?

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Leadership During COVID-19

Eric Jacobson

The following 10 leadership and business book authors recently answered this question for me: Question: While we surely will find ourselves challenged by COVID-19 in the foreseeable future, what is the most important thing a leader can do as they lead their business/organization?

What is Great Leadership?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Ted Bagley: All organizations worry about leadership, from the mom and pop community businesses to the giant global entities both domestic and international. Good leadership is defined as proper training, rewarding, assisting, coaching and respecting those who “carry the load”. The focus of leaders is on utilizing people as a company’s most important product, to establish missions, strategies and goals for the organization.