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BYE - The Leadership Metric That Matters
By Bill Treasurer · 3 years ago
You hear a lot about the importance of metrics in organizations. When it comes to behavior and performance, as the saying goes, you get what you measure. It's also said that you can't manage what ...
Leading, for Goodness' Sake
By Bill Treasurer · 3 years ago
Leadership is an inside job. Before you can lead people outwardly, you have to lead yourself inwardly. Leadership starts with internal goodness. Goodness is not some pie-in-the-sky philosophical concept. It's not some prudish, goody-two-shoes standard ...
The Four Stages of a Career Setback
By Bill Treasurer · 3 years ago
Over the course of your career, you're bound to have a few startling setbacks. In my new book, A Leadership Kick in the Ass, I explain why setbacks and failures often provide valuable lessons that ...
Five Key Characteristics of Goals That Motivate
By Bill Treasurer · 3 years ago
As a leader, you want to set clear and achievable benchmarks for your team. Consider these five key characteristics to create goals that motivate! 1. Clarity Clear goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and ...
On the Importance of Leader Imperfection
By Bill Treasurer · 3 years ago
Leadership is a messy business... at least when it's being done right. It requires making bold decisions, often while relying on ambiguous, shifting, or contradictory information. Sometimes you have to get it wrong, a lot, ...
Four Skills for Open-Door Leaders
By Bill Treasurer · 3 years ago
My bet is that the leaders you most admire are the ones who left you better off than they found you by creating opportunities that helped you grow. How? * By being open to you, ...
To Risk Or Not To Risk, That Is THE Question!
By Bill Treasurer · 4 years ago
To live is to risk. Risk-taking is as essential to life as breathing. It is the oxygen of such things as innovation, entrepreneurialism, leadership, wealth creation, and high adventure. Without risk, there can be no ...
How To Choose a Mentor
By Bill Treasurer · 4 years ago
The benefits of having a mentor are big. A survey of Fortune 500 companies found that 96% of executives credited mentoring as an important development tool and 75% said mentoring played a key role in ...
Does Being Disorganized Make You Less Effective?
By Bill Treasurer · 4 years ago
An effective manager is an organized manager - because being organized reduces distractions and removes the unnecessary from your life. Sometimes "getting organized" is easier said than done, however. But if you can't keep your ...
Reaching Your Goals Begins Here
By Bill Treasurer · 4 years ago
Most people perform better when they are heading toward a goal. But it is important to understand that the goals must motivate. If your goals leave you feeling inadequate, stressed out, or over-worked, then you ...
7 Ways To Improve Your Professionalism
By Bill Treasurer · 4 years ago
At Giant Leap Consulting, we understand the need for professionalism - and in fact, we offer an entire workshop focused on that particular topic, which highlights the following 7 characteristics. These focal points are designed ...
6 Steps To Strong Company-Wide Communication
By Bill Treasurer · 4 years ago
Maintaining good communication with co-workers is something that each individual employee must be consistently working on, with the support of informed and involved leaders, of course. But creating an environment of effective communication is the ...
Listen Before You Leap
By Bill Treasurer · 4 years ago
Risk-taking is critical to business success. But the starting point for taking smart risks should be inaction, not action. Come on, you might be thinking, let's fast forward to where the action is! Risk taking ...
Opening The Thought-Shifting Door
By Bill Treasurer · 4 years ago
In addition to providing people with tangible, skill-developing work opportunities, open-door leaders need to know how to shift people's thinking. Real opportunities can be found in convincing people to become imaginative by freeing them from ...
Three Buckets of Courage
By Bill Treasurer · 4 years ago
Courage involves behavior. Like all behaviors, courage can be developed, encouraged, and reinforced. While a lot of writers have focused on the realms in which courage is applied (for example: moral courage, military courage, and ...
Engaging Leadership
By Bill Treasurer · 4 years ago
Employee engagement is one of those hot topic leadership areas. The evidence is overwhelming that when employees are highly engaged at work profits and performance dramatically increase. When employers genuinely care about their employees, and ...
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Risks
By Bill Treasurer · 4 years ago
In the same way you learn leadership from leaders, law from lawyers, and art from artists, you learn most about risk-taking from risk-takers. Emerson once wrote, "The great distinction between teachers sacred or literary is ...
Keeping An Opportunity Mindset
By Bill Treasurer · 4 years ago
Opportunities are the venues where people can try themselves, test themselves, better themselves, and even find themselves. The leader's job is to match the opportunity to the person and to help the person, and the ...