One lovely thing about a new year is that sense of a fresh start and an open calendar. Of course, that calendar tends to fill up pretty quickly with work and travel commitments. One way to make sure you’re factoring…
I frequently run a group exercise where staff identify great people they have worked with and describe some of their characteristics. This works really well in large organizations where others know that person or have heard of them. Instead of focusing on legendary leaders like Nelson Mandela or Winston Churchill, they will discuss the head of sales for North America or Marisa in Legal. It helps to focus on a real person operating in the same environment.
What’s fascinating is that no matter the organization, the most common traits are very similar. Here are some the things I always hear: accessible, calm, good listener, curious, has high expectations, gets the best out of people, caring, appreciative, fair, has a life, has your back. How do you compare?
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