Tag Archives: relationship building

Friends at Work:
A Leader’s Guide to Self-Disclosure

For people to become friends at work, it’s not enough to talk shop—both people need to share personal details about themselves. But how much is enough, or too much? As any relationship between two people grows, the level of self-disclosure needs to grow.
Posted in career, relationships | Also tagged , , | 1 Comment

Friends at Work:
Three Types of Friendships

Many of us have friends at work, while others, including leaders and C-level executives, seem to struggle making friends in a workplace environment.  Why is that?
Posted in career, relationships | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

Great Leaders Make Friends at Work

Great leaders who have friends at work certainly seem to have more fun on the job. But did you know that leaders with workplace friendships make better decisions, are more engaged in work, more committed, and productive?
Posted in career, relationships | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

Overcoming Mediocrity in a
Good-Enough Culture

If your organization suffers from a good-enough culture, take heart: there are steps leaders can take in overcoming mediocrity.
Posted in executive leadership, strategy | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

What You Can Do If You’re a People-Pleaser

It may be a struggle for people-pleaser leaders to identify their traits, so it’s important for seasoned colleagues or a leadership coach to employ tested approaches when working with them. According to Dr. Beatrice Chestnut, author of The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st Century Workplace (Post Hill Press, […]
Posted in career, coaching, leadership | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

Is Your Boss a People-Pleaser?

Anyone who’s ever worked for a boss who was a people pleaser knows how challenging that can be. Understanding what goes on inside people-pleasers’ heads can help us work with them. According to Dr. Beatrice Chestnut, author of The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st Century Workplace (Post Hill […]
Posted in career, collaboration, communication, leadership | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

People-Pleasing Leaders:
The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

Sometimes I hear colleagues complain that their boss is too nice. They work for a people-pleasing leader. Working for someone who always wants to be liked is frustrating. People-pleasing leaders tend to waffle, try to please everyone, and don’t make decisions easily for fear of disappointing someone. That’s a breeding ground for mistrust. Even though […]
Posted in career, communication, leadership, relationships | Also tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Risks of Working for a People Pleaser

Working for someone who is a people-pleaser may seem fairly innocuous or even desirable, but such leaders pose daunting challenges for their organizations. If you work for a people-pleaser, you most likely see the inherent problems and confess to seeking ways to maneuver around them. People-pleasing leaders have some beneficial traits, but their behaviors can […]
Posted in career, coaching, relationships, Uncategorized | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

Authentic Leaders Earn Trust

I’ve been exploring what it takes for leaders to become more authentic leaders. According to author Karissa Thacker in The Art of Authenticity (Wiley, 2016), becoming more authentic involves several key leadership mandates: Be self-aware Earn respect Connect with people Convey credibility Earn trust You can earn trust by practicing these four attributes: self-awareness, respect, […]
Posted in coaching, communication, leadership | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How Do Authentic Leaders
Convey Credibility?

I’ve been exploring how authentic leaders build authenticity by addressing five areas: self-awareness, respect, connecting, credibility and trust. How do authentic leaders come across as truly credible? For one thing, people don’t believe leaders who exhibit questionable behavior. If a leader shows flexible morality in one arena, they are not going to be perceived as […]
Posted in career, coaching, communication, leadership | Also tagged , , , | Leave a comment