Crystal Key Min... - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:54
You Can’t Move Up If You’re Stuck in Your Boss’s Shadow
Author: Rebecca Knight (hbr.org)
Having a good boss — someone who stands up for you, who buffers you from interoffice politics, and who competently represents your team to the rest of the company — is a wonderful thing. Except when it’s harmful to your career. If you aren’t visible to others in the company, you’re unlikely to have a strong network, expand your influence, and move up in the organization. How do you come out from behind your boss’s shadow?
Crystal Key Min... - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:49
Recovering from an Emotional Outburst at Work
Author: Susan David (hbr.org)
It happens — we all get emotional at work. You might scream, or cry, or pound the table and stamp your feet. This is not ideal office behavior, of course, and there are ramifications to these outbursts, but they don’t have to be career-killers either. If you take a close look at what happened, why you acted the way you did, and take steps to remedy the situation, you can turn an outburst into an opportunity.
Crystal Key Min... - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:46
Make It OK for Employees to Challenge Your Ideas
Author: Hal Gregersen (hbr.org)
Kodak. Sears. Borders. The mere mention of any of these companies brings to mind the struggle to stay relevant amid today’s technology and boundless alternatives. But behind each of them lies a deeper story of at least one leader who is or was “sheltered” from the reality of their business.
Crystal Key Min... - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:06
To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It (hbr.org)
Crystal Key Min... - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:47
Courtesy of malphursgroup.com
Churches without leadership accountability have a one-way ticket to organizational implosion.
This isn’t an overstatement. It’s the truth. When pastors in leadership lack effective accountability, eventually the ministry will fail.
This doesn’t always mean a moral failure. But it could mean gross mismanagement, high staff and volunteer turnover, high member attrition, or fiscal insolvency.
Crystal Key Min... - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 20:14
How to Respond When Someone Takes Credit for Your Work
Author: Amy Gallo (hbr.org)
Crystal Key Min... - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 20:09
How You Make Decisions Is as Important as What You Decide
Author: Laurence Minsky
Crystal Key Min... - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 19:59
|Conquer Your Nerves Before Your Presentation|
Crystal Key Min... - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 19:55
How to Plan Your Week to Keep Your Weekend Free
Author: Elizabeth Grace Saunder (hbr.org
“I’ll get that done over the weekend.”
This one sentence has become a one-size-fits-all solution when we can’t fit in working on a project, answering e-mail, or simply knocking items off our to-do lists during the week.
Crystal Key Min... - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 19:52
Are Bad Managers Holding Back Your Best Talent?
Author: Alfredo Behrens (hbr.org)
A few years ago I joined a large organization in the U.S. Possibly because I was the last one in, I was allocated the worst secretarial assistance I have had in my entire life.
I spent a considerable amount of time trying to figure out what I could entrust her with that would not play havoc with my work. A colleague I confided in gave me some surprising advice: “Her performance review is coming up. Give her the highest possible rating.”
“Why would I do that?” I asked naively.