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Posts in Leadership

How Did We Get Here?

How Did We Get Here_thumb revWe’ve all been there, right? It appears to us that our workteam is spending time and money on a project that is headed nowhere...but we're not sure we should be the one to step up and say something. See why it takes honesty and courage to avoid false consensus and the "sunk cost trap."

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Managing Conflict in the Workplace (a Media Partners Toolkit)

Managing Conflict Toolkit_thumb-revOur Conflict Management Toolkit is the perfect reference for busy professionals. This collection is your one-stop shop for our top-rated essentials on this challenging topic, curated by Media Partners for fast access to the fundamental resources you need.

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(Video Clip) Savvy Leaders Avoid Making Hasty Decisions

LN_prescribing clipPremature decisions often produce disappointing results.This video clip reminds leaders to try and find the root cause of a problem before prescribing a solution.

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Fast and Flexible Micro-Training: The Just-in-Time Solution for Busy Managers

MMTeams - RestoreJust-in-time learning is exactly what its name implies: training that is available in the moment—when and where it’s needed to address a current challenge. This type of learning is proving especially advantageous for busy managers.

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How Healthy is Your Organization? Check the 4 Vital Signs

successful leadersHas your organization taken the time for a check-up lately? An organizational-health check-up?  Organizational health exams can highlight current problems and proactively identify where slight adjustments or more significant changes are needed.

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Collaboration Opportunity or Collaboration No-Go? (Checklist)

5-questions-goalsStudies have shown that while collaboration can be a boon to organizational success too much collaboration has the potential to overwhelm to key personnel. Use this tool to identify which projects are appropriate for a collaborative approach and which are not.

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(Infographic) Leading Organizational Change - The Dos and Don'ts

Leading Org Change Infograph_thumb2-smSuccessful change management starts with leadership. Employees look to leaders in times of transition. That means the way leaders introduce and manage change impacts employee performance and the overall success of the initiative. This infographic features 5 things leaders do to derail change followed by the top 5 things leaders to to drive successful change.

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Media Partners Research Finds 5 Key Influences on Employee Experience

Host_3 Key Infl blog_2How do we make time at work the best it can be for employees? That’s the question that motivated a recent Media Partners’pulse survey. We asked HR, L&D, and business pros which of 8 major organizational factors they feel are most important when it comes to positively affecting the employee experience. 

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3 Crucial Communication Tips for Team Leaders

MMTeams_mainFor leaders charged with managing a team, there are 3 areas where communication skills can make a significant impact: (1) when conveying the "big picture," (2) when communicating good news, and (3) when bearing bad news. Knowing what to say, as well as when and how to say it, is a key aspect of building and sustaining high team performance.

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Kickstarting a Growth Mindset -- In Yourself and Those You Manage

Kickstarter_1_blogWhat is a growth mindset? Some use it synonymously with lifelong or continuous learning. But it originated with Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck. This article explains more about Dweck's work while providing helpful tips for developing a growth mindset in yourself and those you manage.

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