A primary part of a leader’s role is to support the team in reaching objectives. This involves keeping the team aligned on what the objectives are, ensuring the team has the resources to execute the work, and keeping the work engaging so the team develops and remains enthusiastic. In this post, I’ll detail the key differences between quantitative and qualitative objectives, provide insight on how to make your quantitative objectives impactful, and provide some ways to begin finding balance and new energy on your team.
Mind mapping is a powerful tool we can use as leaders to balance our logical thinking processes with expansive, innovative thinking about how to approach our work. We can also better understand and achieve our objectives with our teams. In this post, I will describe the benefits of mind mapping I have experienced, the key aspects of mind mapping that make it impactful, a how-to guide for getting started, and explained examples.
As a leader, it is your role to give direction and provide structure to make sure your team’s vision becomes reality. To do this, you have to delegate and direct the work that is accomplished on the team. How do you deliver requests without making demands? How do you give direction without seeming or feeling dictator-like?
Recently, I received questions from Awake Leadership readers about the relationship between the team mission and the team vision: Could you please elaborate on the key differences between the team mission and team vision? Why do we need to construct and consider both with our team? The first section of Awake Leadership is called Vision … Continue reading Your Questions Answered: Mission Statements & Vision Planning
As a leader, it is challenging to carve out time to get any solo work done or even gather your thoughts. We spend a lot of time in meetings and planning how we’re going to spend our work time to accomplish objectives. There are larger group meetings, one-on-one’s with team members, conference calls, personal e-mail … Continue reading Tools for Awakening: How do you use your solo time?
Two weeks ago, I saw Vincente Fox speak about qualities of strong modern leaders. He mentioned many qualities but two that he mentioned seemed very conflicting, until I listened and thought about it more.
“An Awake leader can zoom in to understand detail and zoom out to see the big picture impacts.” – Awake Leadership
This week I am offering Awake Leadership quantity pricing at the LLamasoft SummerCon conference and later this summer my e-store with quantity pricing will go live. This pricing is perfect for organizations purchasing copies of Awake Leadership for multiple leaders. How It Works: The price of a single book is the same as through Amazon.com … Continue reading Awake Leadership for All
Visualization : a representation of an object, mental image, situation, or set of information as a physical chart or other image. Do you ever find it difficult to communicate the status of a project, educate your team members on the context of the organization, or describe how a specific system or process works? In our … Continue reading Three Ways to Use Interactive Visualizations for Collaborating with Your Team
A guidebook is an awesome interactive tool for learning new skills and gaining inspiration for your work and your team. However, leaders in dynamic, fast-paced organizations have to carefully budget their time and finding time to start reading and implementing something new can seem challenging. Our time is so important. How do we decide whether … Continue reading Work through a Guidebook with Ease and Enthusiasm