Tag archive for ‘facilitative leadership’
It goes by many names. Nodder, wobbler, bobbler, bobbing doll, or, more commonly, bobblehead doll. The one name, though, that is rarely applied to these amusing spring-connected collectible toys is “leader”. While popular culture and The Office, specifically, advance the bobblehead industry by creating toys bearing the likeness of organizational leaders, many leaders would resist this association. The representation of a proactive leader with a flimsy and inflated head that nods ad nauseam with mechanical …
Things are tough all over. Jobs are scarce and the ones you can find offer low pay and few if any benefits. What are the Average Joe and Josephine to do? Well, you could throw your hands in the air, sell all your worldly possessions on craigslist, move to the wilderness and live off the fat of the land or you could take a deep breath, shine up your resume and check out Fortune.com latest list of …
The art of getting things done is all about building coalitions, and the art of building coalitions is all about developing personal credibility and identifying the people you will try to get support from. You might be thinking, “hey I’ve accomplished all these difficult tasks! I’m home free, which way to Easy Street?” Not so fast.
Now you have to justify to your potential allies the need to take action. You have to persuade them that there …
Nothing will brighten up your Monday (or what ever day you are watching them) like some funny workplace videos. This week we will focus on that old stand-by, Dilbert. Sit back, enjoy and then get back to work!
photo and videos: Scott Adams
Motivation has to do with how you help others answer the question, “Why should I do it?” On the surface this “why-should-I-do-it?” mentality smacks of the cheapest form of Machiavellianism and seems to be a model of calculated opportunism. However, all social relationships are inevitably sustained by the answer to the “why-should-I-do-it” question. Implied in this question is the notion that we have some degree of volition—some choice. You can choose to continue a relationship …
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2. I know it sounds odd but this is a must read and surprisingly funny story about women and street harassment
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6. The Management Feedback Gap
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