If you have experienced imposter syndrome as a leader, you’re in good company. Sheryl Sandberg, Howard Schultz and Arianna Huffington are among many successful leaders who have admitted to struggling with feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy.
The subject of remote working is one that is hotly debated, is it good or bad for an organisation? Does it increase or hinder productivity and engagement?
According to a recent survey, 70% of the global workforce works remotely at least once per week. Remote working is becoming an increasingly popular trend.
Posted on Tue, March 05, 2019 in Leadership
Over the last few decades we have made progress when it comes to equality, although the change is sketchy and it seems in stasis or decline (McKInsey/Lean in 2018). There are more women in the workforce than ever before, yet there remains a dearth of women in boardrooms. The Hampton-Alexander Review of women in leadership positions in the FTSE 350 paints a grim picture, showing that while as of 2018 the number of all-male boardrooms in the FTSE 350 was down to just five, to hit the government's 2020 targets for 33% female boardrooms, 50 percent of future appointments would need to be female.
Effective leaders understand that goal-setting is necessary for team cohesion and defining measurable metrics. Goal setting gives direction, and direction improves collaboration. Goals enable you and your team to recognise when you are on track. The goals you choose can help inspire and motivate your team.
Men are strong, resilient and lack emotions. Women are overly-sensitive, fragile and talk too much.
What is more important to you, to be liked or to be respected?
Humans, like to be liked and yet not all the decisions we make are popular with everyone? They simply cannot be. So, by default, some people who do not like our thinking may not like us very much either. Being a leader is a tough gig! We have an obligation to confront the status quo, situations, problems and, sometimes people, every day. Part of our development as a leader is to know that it’s not realistic to please everyone.
Posted on Wed, November 21, 2018 in LeadershipPage 1 of 17 pages 1 2 3 > Last ›
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