How can you more effectively work with a jerk, someone who is consistently difficult and pushes your buttons? Working with difficult people is an emotional intelligence skill set required to excel as a leader. Barry Robertson, co-founder and managing partner, shares his tips on how to successfully transform the relationship with a challenging boss or colleague.
Most of us want to exceed and excel in our careers and often we give the job “our all” in our drive for success. Sometimes we go too far and deplete ourselves, at our very core, robbing our inner being and forget that we are in control of this process. Is there a way be a high performer, while taking steps at work that will to tend to our inner selves?
Managing partner, Kevin Haas, shares the impact of giving ourselves away too much with three easy steps to refill your inner self at work, that will not only “feed your soul” but provide positive impact with those you interact.
Each choice we make, however small, impacts our path through life. Some decisions are cut-and-dry, but many are complex and have big implications. Do we take time to fully grasp the more strategic ramifications of each decision? Too often, we make expedient decisions to fix the immediate issue facing us, but don’t “stop, reflect and choose,” assessing longer-term impacts and thinking through a better response.
In our recent blog, co-founder and managing partner Susan Robertson explores the value of being mindful, taking a few seconds to reflect and consciously choose a course of action. She also offer tips you can take to rewire your brain to naturally “respond” rather than “react.”
Have you felt that you don’t have enough time for team-building activitiesdevelopment? YYet you realize your team could operate more effectively, by eliminating uncoordinated behavior and inter-unit competition, even if the culture doesn’t approach the toxic levels of Game of Thrones slashing and burning.
In this article, managing partner Jon Patton shares why some methods don’t work and outlines a productive way to get at the real issues and advance your business.
As a leader, you have leverage. Your actions have consequences. If you are unaware of the motivations behind your actions, you may find it difficult to adapt your behavior to motivate others to achieve better outcomes. These unconscious drivers are in control if you ignore them. This makes you a less effective leader, of yourself, and others.
In this article, Stop At Nothing Managing Partner Ted Powell, Jr. shares his perspective on the power of self-awareness as a foundational leadership building block.