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Start with Coaching to Master Delegation

Delegating a task to a subordinate staff member is not an easy task as many senior leaders would have imagined. Simply providing instructions is not enough to relieve you of your responsibility and freeing up a little time in your schedule. In reality, however, it is not that simple. We have witnessed leaders having to rush in at the last minute to save a botched deliverable because the employee did not do it right. And doing so would mean the employees will not have the opportunity to learn creative solutions. Employees end up being discouraged...

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Make Your One-on-One Check-ins More Productive

Not having one-on-ones with your team means you are missing out on a lot of things. Many companies and organizations have one-on-one sessions between bosses and their employees regularly. However, not all one-on-one sessions are taken with the utmost seriousness that they deserve. Some managers, for instance, would ask themselves if the hours spent on such sessions are justified. One-on-ones can be time-consuming. Yet the time spent on one session will have a significant impact on you and your team if done right. Timely feedback is valuable, and opportunities to motivate and support your people...

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Communicate Like a Fighter Pilot

Losing communication with other crew members while in air could be potentially fatal. The flight lead had not checked in and I was beginning to get nervous. Any kind of emergency like losing one of my engines or receiving enemy fire from ground would leave me extremely vulnerable. When communication was finally restored I was engulfed by relief and my confidence in executing the mission was restored. Communication in military combat ensures safety, keeps everyone focused on their responsibilities, and builds awareness in rapidly changing environments. Effective communication is critical in battle because fighter pilots brief...

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5 Tips For Finding A Professional Mentor

Starting out in a new career is difficult, and can be very intimidating. You want to advance quickly, and you want to do well, but maybe you’re not entirely sure how to do achieve the goals that you have in mind. A mentor is a person that can help you navigate your career. This is not a person who is going to tell you exactly what to do, but someone who will help you learn how to figure it out on your own. Finding the right mentor may seem like something else that is difficult...

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