Gregg Ward Talks Rebuilding Respect on “Good Morning Washington DC”

by in Managing Conflict, Press, Respectful Leadership

Gregg Ward was fortunate to be invited back on ABC New’s “Good Morning Washington DC” program where he shared his six-step plan for rebuilding respect at work, based on his book, The Respectful Leader. Admit it! Admit that respect has been lost and the relationship is broken. Acknowledging there is a problem is the first step […]

Advocating for Respect: Overcoming Skeptics Who Claim We’re Oversensitive and Too Politically Correct

by in Leadership Presence, Respectful Leadership

Hearing about Donald Trump’s recent meeting in which he made disrespectful comments about immigrants and other countries reminded me of an incident I witnessed over 20 years ago, while facilitating a corporate leadership strategy session. I watched – paralyzed – as the CEO of a global company literally screamed obscenities and personal abuse at his […]

5 Non-Confrontational Ways to Encourage Employee Accountability

by in Engagement, Productivity & Performance, Uncategorized

When managing a project, sometimes it takes a little extra TLC to get your team on board, working at their greatest potential, and delivering maximum results. But few people enjoy working while being observed through a microscope. So how do you encourage employees without coming across as pushy or confrontational? Entrepreneur Guest Writer Lucas Miller […]

To Be a Great Leader, Learn to Delegate

by in Engagement, Productivity & Performance

One of the greatest challenges for many new managers lies in a self-transformation from task master to leader. This transition involves the ability to effectively delegate responsibilities to other team members and empower them to succeed. Harvard Business Review Contributor Jesse Sostrin discusses this common management dilemma and offers strategies to help streamline your workflow, […]

15 Effective Communication Tips

by in Engagement, Leadership Presence

Lack of effective communication skills can have grave effects when entrepreneurs face business challenges, especially during rapid growth. Entrepreneur Guest Writer Josh Steimle offers a checklist of 15 ways to keep the communication channels clear and maintain solid, trusting relationships with employees and clients. 1| Be direct with assignments. Most people are hard-wired to be […]

Why Apple’s Head of Diversity Had to Apologize for Being Right

by in Diversity & Inclusion, Managing Conflict

Recently, during the One Young World Summit in Bogotá, Denise Young Smith, Apple’s head of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) made a statement that was quickly labeled as controversial not only by diversity and inclusion critics and detractors, but also by experts and advocates. “There can be 12 white, blue-eyed blond men in a room,” she […]

10 Things Great Leaders Do During Crisis

by in Leadership Presence, Respectful Leadership

When facing a major disaster, whether cyber or environmental, great leaders respond with planned action, rather than reflex reactions. Leaders who neglect advance planning risk the possibility of mistakes that can cost them customers and hurt business. In a recent Inc. Magazine article, JetBlue Chairman Joel Peterson offers his personal observations of crisis management and […]

Study: During Uncertain Times, Voters Choose Dominant Leadership

by in Leadership Presence, Respectful Leadership

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a rise in popularity of strongly controlling and hierarchical leaders among voters in the U.S. and abroad. From the 2014 election of Narendra Modi in India to Britain’s Nigel Farage leading the 2016 Brexit campaign and, most recently, the election of Donald Trump as U.S. President, analysts have […]

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