Weakness in thinking skills leads to errors, missed opportunities, poor risk assessment, reduced effectiveness, and subpar results.
Indeed, poor thinking hurts the business bottom line at every level, every day – impacting relationships, collaborations and productivity.
Read on to learn how to improve your critical thinking skills using a fabulous group technique called Ritual Dissent.
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A few years ago I vividly remember reading an HBR article containing the words “the great training robbery” about why leadership training fails. It was one of those mind-shifting moments that caused me to pivot away from training and be more determined on individual and group coaching to deliver real value to clients.
You may not have had (m)any virtual employees before Covid-19 so you may need to create a system that will measure their productivity while working remotely or from home.
There are two primary areas where you’ll want to focus your attention:
1. work results; and
As well as holding others to these general work results metrics, you can hold yourself to them, too. Consider:
Producing high-quality work;
Usage of the project management system; and
Good habits to get into, with regard to communication, involve setting regular, recurring one-on-one and group meetings. Do make time for the quick morning check-ins as well as the business agenda meetings.
Informal networks have become as powerful as traditional hierarchies and, in some cases, more powerful.
This article challenges you to leverage these informal networks in new, and purposeful, ways.
Modern leadership is a characteristic of groups that function more like a peer-to-peer network than a command-and-control hierarchy. No matter how your enterprise is integrated, though, the implications of a more networked marketplace are profound.