Whether you're a leader at your company, or you help develop them, the practice of delegating to others successfully is both an art and a science. And the upside to your organization is huge: Effective delegation can empower and engage employees, fuel initiatives, and spur energy and creativity. What's more, delegation clears a leader's crowded plate of things that someone else can do, so you can focus on the things you must do. When a leader excels at delegating, ownership and accountability take off, too.
Our LeaderLens series Wednesday, July 21 featured an exciting conversation about the very latest in leadership competencies.
My guest was Charlie Piscitello, Chief People Officer for PETCO, based in San Diego. Charlie has spent many years as an HR leader in various industries, and so has a unique perspective on leadership for the future. He has held multiple leadership positions in HR, OD and Talent management in his career in companies like Boston Scientific, Gateway, and Abbott, among others.
On June 23rd, I partnered with Andy Black and Ali Vega to conduct a webinar about leading better online meetings. First, I covered our recent research about online meetings. Then, Andy shared some tools and best practices, and finally, we both gave a brief overview of Interaction Associates' new workshop, Mastering Online Meetings. (This workshop has been renamed Leading Online Meetings.)
Tapping the Power of the Infinite Game
There are at least two kinds of games. One could be called finite, the other infinite.
Virtual meetings are here to stay — and so is the challenge of keeping people engaged while they multitask during meetings.
In fact, our recently-conducted business survey points to multitasking in meetings as the top challenge to keeping people engaged and focused — nearly three-quarters of those surveyed say the distractions of people caught up in several tasks at once interfere with meetings and impact their effectiveness.
Building on two years' work in emerging leadership models, Ashley Welch explores the challenge of developing leaders in a rapidly changing world — including a look at how shifts around sustainability are changing how leaders are developed.
Failure to achieve consensus can take your company down, as leaders at a number of organizations in recent history can attest. What if you were running one of those companies, and you realized in hindsight that the failure didn’t need to happen? Well, it doesn’t – most of the time.
Business is changing faster than perhaps any other time in recent history. The shifting economy is a prime driver, but so is technology – the rapidly evolving factor in the change sweeping most companies.
Technology innovations are changing what our companies produce and how we get our products/services to market. But technology is also changing how we do what we do.
Andy Atkins, Director of Strategic Collaboration Consulting at Interaction Associates, reviews the key findings of the Research Report: Building Trust in Business. This on demand webinar covers:
With our trust assessment tool, leaders can measure trust across the company, within a division, in a department, or among team members. Measuring trust is just the first step. The tool also includes practical tips for building deeper trust in lasting ways. Jay Cone explores how in this podcast.
For more information on this tool, and a blank assessment form, read Jay's paper here.