Cancelling a one-on-one catch-up with a team member or constantly checking your mobile phone are two seemingly small things that can give a poor impression of you as a leader. While perhaps inconsequential to you, such actions can lead your colleagues to believe that you cannot keep promises and are not interested in listening to them, says Suzanne Bates, author of a new book, All the Leader You Can Be.
By Emma De Vita
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The new work calendar isn’t about office or home, it’s about three meeting types and the conditions that serve them best. Transactional gatherings move work forward; relational gatherings strengthen connections; and adaptive gatherings help us address complex or sensitive topics.
It can be a real challenge to try to fabricate fun, especially in a group workplace setting. I’m not going to claim to have the perfect answer to that, because I do think fun is much like romance: if you try to force it too much, it’s not going to happen. What you can do, though, is set the stage for it.
The specific attributes that leaders of color bring can be the key to unlocking great leadership — for everyone. To better understand the relationship between leadership and identity, the authors talked to 25 leaders of color across the social sector and drew on their client work. Their research identified several noteworthy assets that leaders of color bring to their organizations.