Executive Leadership Blog
As I was running along a lake in downtown Austin earlier this summer, I passed a message on the trail. It read “Live a great story.” If you’re a resident of Austin, you may recognize the phrase. From the HOPE Outdoor Gallery to bridges and other places around the city, you may spot the message.
So you’ve heard about the mindfulness movement, and perhaps come to the conclusion that it might benefit the employees of your company. If you are trying mindfulness for the first time, it might be a good first step to try out some mindfulness exercises with company leaders to better determine what people find most effective.
For many decades, an abundance of research has been conducted on the topic of leadership — or, more specifically, which leadership style is most effective in the workplace. Some researchers believe skilled leaders should be able to relatively easily transition between two leadership styles, namely dominance and prestige, which fall in line with the coercive and coach leadership styles, respectively.
If you’re a business leader, take a step back and think about some of the traits you display in the workplace. Do you enjoy teaching your employees about the business? Do you always consider how your business decisions could impact your employees? These traits and more are examples of a coaching leadership style or an emotional leadership style, respectively.
Creativity is an important driving force in the business world. Are you looking to find the next breakthrough creative solution for your business? Here are a few ways business leaders can encourage creativity.
Leadership puts you regularly in the spotlight with colleagues and employees. Since many eyes are frequently on you, the best method to lead is by example. Not only does this put you in a positive light, but it encourages your employees to model their own behaviors after you.
With so many news outlets and mediums to choose from how does a leader effectively keep on top of world news, national news and industry news? Here are a few key outlets and efficient ways to keep you in the loop.