My first week on the job, Alan sat down with me to tell the story of Group Dynamic. Its past, present, and the future he sees for it. He did this, as you may recall, to ensure I was a … Read more
Hersey and Blanchard’s concept of Situational Leadership dictates that we provide a level of leadership and attention that is appropriate to a follower’s levels of expertise and motivation. Often, leaders believe they are “empowering” and “granting autonomy” by being hands-off, and … Read more
The blog is back! 2014 has been a reality check for us at Group Dynamic. By June, it was clear that this year, we would exceed all goals and projections. So, we (and it is “we” now) have scaled up, … Read more
This week’s book is Leading at a Higher Level. Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership model is a simple way to figure out what kind of leadership is needed for a particular individual.
Matt and Alan talk about the danger of dwelling on things.
Matt and Alan have an honest (though short!) chat about the ways insecurity can plague a leader, and ways to overcome it. Also, take comfort; everyone else is just as insecure at times. Related posts: Everyone is just as insecure … Read more
Tabby and Alan talk about the value of asking for help and counsel – something effective leaders do all the time, but newer or insecure leaders resist. Related Post: Pick up the phone
Jayson and Alan focus on this rule of thumb: 80% of choices are based on emotion, not reason. How can leaders cope with this reality in others — and themselves? Related posts: Beware acting when stressed. Fear and Vision
Sometimes we work with people who are hard to read, tough to please, or simply “high maintenance.” Tabby and Alan discuss a question that we can use when we’re at the end of our rope…
p=P-i Performance equals Potential minus Interference. Jayson and Alan talk about the way this simple equation helps us decide a course of action.