by Susan Mazza, Random Acts of Leadership, April 19, 2017
Leaders who want to earn trust should remember "actions speak far more loudly than your words," writes Susan Mazza. She outlines nine actions leaders can take to earn the trust of their teams, including being on time, preparing for meetings, and taking ownership of mistakes.
by Eric McNulty, strategy+business Blog, May 1, 2017
Good meetings are necessary, include only the right people, and have clear goals as far as discussion topics and information sharing are concerned, writes Eric J. McNulty. "One way to find out if people feel a meeting is worthwhile is to make it optional—and see who shows up," he suggests.
by Peter Schmidt, The Chronicle of Higher Education, April. 28, 2017
Does the cost of tuition discounting at private colleges outweigh its benefits? Peter Schmidt examines this question and the growing trend of tuition discounts. “From 2003 to 2012, the share that offered institutional grant aid to at least 95 percent of incoming students rose to 58 percent from 35 percent,” he writes.
You can learn about leadership in the most unlikely places, observes Rob Jenkins. While at a friend’s memorial service recently, he explains, “as I listened to speaker after speaker talk about this man and his many contributions, I began to get a better picture of his life and what made him the leader he was.”
If your team consistently misses targets, lacks ideas and suffers from burnout, you likely need a new leadership strategy, Laura Buckler writes. "While difficult situations can be intimidating, effective leaders do not shy away from them. In fact, they face issues head on, and take appropriate action to address them," she explains.
by Kevin Eikenberry, Leadership & Learning, April 24, 2017
Communication within an organization is a problem that nearly every organization has, writes Kevin Eikenberry. To organizational leaders, he says, don't assume that your people know everything that's going on or received and understood your meaning the first time you attempted to convey a message.