Communication is a complicated beast. As a leader, communicating clearly and often is a must. Following up after communication is a great practice. Being receptive to feedback and constructive criticism is hard but helps us grow. Having an open-door policy gives our Team a greater sense of belonging. I could go on and on about the benefits of and the great ideas about communication.
Entries by Laura Colbert
Leadership is constantly evolving I just found out that my book, “Sirens (How to Pee Standing Up): An alarming memoir of combat and coming back home,” is now on Audible. Two years ago I spent hour after hour locked in my closet (for quality sound) reading my memoir for the audio version. As an avid Audible […]
Leadership can make all the difference when it comes to workplace change Chances are, if you feel like your organization is saturated with change, your Team may be experiencing change fatigue. Change fatigue is a Team’s resistance, passive resignation, apathy, or feelings of being overwhelming when it comes to organizational change. We’ve all been there; […]
Let us use days like today to not only remember the fallen but to look ahead and make the best out of the lives that we’ve been fortunate enough to keep. I had the distinct honor of speaking at two different Memorial Day Ceremonies on Monday. This is the message that I shared: Tamra Bolton […]
Fear-driven leadership is not an effective way to lead an organization. Employees with higher levels of stress and anxiety cannot function to the same levels as those who feel safe and have a greater sense of control in their jobs. Leaders should strive to create an environment where their employees enjoy coming to work and harness the feelings of belonging and buy-in. They will see better results in their bottom line.
It’s vital to retain these valuable leaders with hard-earned wisdom. It was just Mother’s Day and it got me thinking about what it’s like to be a leader mom. I could take the time to write about how leader moms bring empathy, compassion, understanding, a strong work ethic, and accountability to an organization. After all, […]
It’s already May and 2022 is approaching its halfway point. Schools are finishing up for the year, the hustle and bustle of summer is quickly approaching, and we’re busier than ever. This dream came at an opportune time to pause, reflect, and be grateful for all that has happened so far this year. We often get so engrossed with our day-to-day habits, that we forget to look at the big picture and make sure we’re still following our dreams—even the bad ones.
Surround yourself with diverse thinking to innovate, build consensus, solve wicked problems, and manage the details.
In a world with a shrinking workforce, we need to find ways to attract and keep our Generation Z workers. How are you bringing out the best in the TikTok generation? “My Gen Z employees won’t stick around. They want to be the next TikTok sensation.” a business leader said to me. Another leader said, […]
Not only is it important to follow your company rules and lead by example, but it’s vital to follow your own values without compromise. This is true when your doors are closed as well as open. A large-scale faux pas such as putting an entire country under Covid restrictions, yet hosting large gatherings is not […]