Todd Neilson in this leadership article talks about ‘How to be horrible leader – 50 bad leadership traits’. Of course, his idea is not to point out bad leaders but to help you avoid bad leadership traits, avoiding bad effects like low team morale, lack-of-team-spirit, etc because of some of ominous characteristics possibly exhibited by leadership. Let me take liberty of highlighting some of the 50 traits Todd mentioned in his article.
We all have different cognitive styles like innovator or adoption among others. Knowing one’s cognitive style helps s/he to manage his/her personal time better, improve performance; knowing cognitive style helps individual become more productive. Carson Tatle in this HBR article has designed assessment to help us understand our own style—how we think, learn, and communicate best. As we take this assessment it guides us with productivity tips that like-minded people have found most effective.
Here is the link to productivity style assessment.
Greg McKeown, the linkedin influencer has posted an article on professional social networking site linkedin highlighting differences between successful and very successful people. Some of the points he has mentioned are
Very Successful people are highly selective and says NO to almost everything
For instance as quoted by Warren Buffet “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.”
Highly successful people rest well so they are charged enough to deliver peak performance
Highly successful people do not consider play/sport as waste of time, rather they think that play is essential for promote creativity
Very successful people are excellent listener on the contrary the perception that they are ready to jump with answers
For more such differences do visit this linkedin article.
In this article Minda Zetlin talks about important career management aspect and leadership traits wherein instead of firing an underperforming team member and making his life vulnerable check if you can do few things beforehand. Some of the things you should be doing are (as Minda Zetlin puts)
In this ZilicusPM blog post where we deliberated about why it is important for a project manager to keep asking questions and seek clear, satisfying answers to ensure project management success. Project manager needs to ask questions persistently right from the beginning of the project throughout the lifecycle of the project till closure of the project. Having clear answers helps project manager know project objectives, course better. The answers may not be satisfactory but s/he can find appropriate way to avoid project failure. Some of these questions PM should ask are