What are your filters and stories? Take time to identify them. They work under your hood and impact your management decisions in unintended ways unless you are aware and actively managing them.
Posts by Shelley Row:
Some of these trends don’t affect you at all, but others can have a major impact on your organization and the decisions you make at work.
You cannot make wise decisions by getting input only from those who are most likely to agree with you or similarly see the world. This approach causes insular thinking, and you’ll miss key input for your decision.
Technical professionals with excellent skills and attention to detail are often offered the opportunity to become managers.
Despite the desire to avoid change, in a fast-paced world, there are constant influences outside your organization that can affect its direction.
As a leader (and most people are leaders in one way or another) you lead by a set of principles that you may not have thought through intentionally.
Even if you end up going back to in-person meetings more often, the use of virtual meetings is likely to have a prominent place in an overall communication plan.
When it’s time to make a big decision, do you ask for advice? Many of us do, and our default behavior is to go to our most trusted friends or colleagues. These are the people you already talk to often, and who know you well. There is a reason you are inclined to talk with them. It is easier and less energy-intensive for your brain and theirs because they are familiar.
In nearly every office, there is a well-connected person who carries a unique power. They may not have the formal title or be considered part of the executive team, but they know the secrets, the personalities and the resources that give them an uncanny ability to get things done.
The new boss had an agenda. And he wasn’t timid about expressing it. He’d gathered input from an array of people, except those his plans would impact the most–us. Our work environment became much more challenging, and I learned how powerful influencers can be.