Joel Garfinkle is recognized as one of the top 50 leadership coaches in the U.S. As an executive coach, he has worked with many of the world’s leading companies, including Google, Amazon, Starbucks, Deloitte, Cisco Systems, and The Ritz-Carlton. He is the author of seven books, including “Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level.” More than 10,000 people subscribe to his Fulfillment@Work newsletter. If you sign up, you’ll receive the free e-book “41 Proven Strategies to Get Promoted Now!”
Part of being a leader is nurturing ideas and curiousity in your team. Lead by example.
To truly be a strategic leader, you have to let go of little things and focus on the big picture.
If you worry about being perceived as arrogant at work, read on to check your tendencies and learn about the alternative habits you should be perfecting.
Acknowledge a job well done in private, in public and before moving on to the next task.
Do the right people know what you and your team do?
Watch out for ways you're inadvertently hurting your team.
Everyone can get better at communicating.
Small acts can help you be more approachable, get to know co-workers and help them get to know you.
Traits associated with emotional intelligence make for better leaders, and while these traits may seem natural and inborn, they can also be learned, fostered, developed and honed.
Instead of striving for perfection, work to achieve excellence. Your goal should be great work, not picture-perfect minutiae.