Many leaders I work with are interested in increasing employee engagement. In HR press we read about the high levels of cynicism in the workplace, and as leaders we fret about how to get our teams motivated and interested in the next round of transformational change. But did you know that you might unwittingly be the cause of cynicism?
Lately I was told about a workplace practice which is much like the sniff test (when we sniff food in the fridge to decide if it’s still good enough to ingest).
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Welcome to another year full of possibilities! As we start 2011, why not pause for a professional retrospective. Perhaps you’ve already summarized your successes for your annual performance review. Let me help you reach further than the proverbial pat-on-the-back – although you likely deserve that too. How about asking yourself a tougher question, such as “Am I a bad leader?”
The first step in any personal growth program is to become aware of what isn’t working anymore. You need to pause,
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