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How to control your leadership reputation
Forbes
Your leadership reputation is your most valuable asset. A strong reputation makes it easier to earn respect from your peers and to advance your career goals. But what takes years to build can be lost in a moment's notice. Social media is a perfect example of this; when leaders abuse the privileges and unique opportunities that social media channels offer to amplify their leadership value proposition, they often find themselves turning to reputation management firms to refresh their online image and keep their career progression from losing momentum.
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4 steps to effective performance management
By D. Albert Brannen
Getting the most out of employees has always challenged employers. It is particularly difficult in today's environment with increased global competition and changing employee attitudes. Performance management is not just about dealing with the poor performers. Instead, it is a more holistic process that begins with getting the right people, setting employee expectations, coaching employees and ultimately dismissing the poor performers or employees who do not fit the organization.
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8 leadership tips from the rank and file
Fire Chief
It is easy to focus on leadership from a top down perspective, especially in a paramilitary organization like a fire department. Yet, good fire chiefs know that their ability to lead is as much due to the power vested in them from those holding lesser rank as it is from those higher up. In his blog "Learning from Subordinates," leadership expert and founder of Partners in Excellence Dave Brock writes that listening to subordinates is an excellent way for leaders to learn what's going on in the world and within the organization.
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The 10 commandments of hiring and employee retention
By Mel Kleiman
Recruiting and hiring the right employees is essential to the success of your business. If you are going to succeed, you cannot settle for run-of-the-mill employees. Mediocre employees breed mediocrity, so make sure you recruit and select only the best employees. If you will follow these commandments and remain focused, dedicated and committed to hiring the best, you will soon see that your organization becomes just that — the best.
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Avoid these common body language mistakes
Business Insider
Your body language determines how people perceive you. Excellent nonverbal communication skills tell your audience that you're confident, energetic, engaged and honest, says Tonya Reiman, author of "The Power of Body Language." Someone with poor nonverbal skills, however, may give off an impression of low self-esteem and a lack of interest, she says.
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Building individual and organizational resilience
thoughtLEADERS
In leadership terms, we define resilience as the ability to adapt in the face of multiple changes while continuing to persevere toward strategic goals. In the current environment where change is the norm and time to bounce back between stressors is minimal at best, we, as leaders, need to think about how we manage our personal resilience and also how we support our organization in adapting to the changes it is facing.
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8 ways neuroscience can improve your presentations
Inc.
Over the past few decades, enormous amounts of effort (and dollars) have gone into understanding how the mind works. This is good news for you, especially when it comes to making presentations, which requires getting into the minds (and hearts) of an audience. Neuroscience research offers loads of insights that everyone ought to apply when presenting to a public audience.
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