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Leadership in Real Life: My Inspirational Night with Thought Leaders Exploring the Pursuit of Satisfaction at Work

Leadership in Real Life: My Inspirational  Night with Thought Leaders Exploring the Pursuit of Satisfaction at Work

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending an awe-inspiring night at UC Berkeley. There was about 40 of us, the honoree was Professor Barry Schwartz (Ted Talks here…yes, plural, he’s quite amazing) whose career has focused on how we approach our work, how we glean satisfaction from that work, and why we sometimes decide to stay even when there is no hope of satisfaction.

The evening was framed that we would hear Barry’s thoughts on leadership, especially within corporate America, while in this very intimate setting. What I didn’t know,

Leadership Has Its Frustrations. Here are 6 Problems & Better Yet, 6 Solutions

Leadership Has Its Frustrations. Here are 6 Problems & Better Yet, 6 Solutions

If you have been managing and leading people, it’s very likely you have felt frustrated by some of these problems. I know, I’ve been there and I hear it from people just like you.

And I get it…these are real problems that are exhausting.

Building anything, including your team, takes work. It takes time, effort, and a relentless dedication to keeping the course, upholding expectations, and leading by example. 

Ready for some good news? I’ve also listed real solutions…here are:
6 components to building your great team.

Don't Ignore the Sad Employee...Dig In & Have the Talk

Don't Ignore the Sad Employee...Dig In & Have the Talk

Whenever I would see one of my happy employees looking like they have had better days or were not quite themselves, I would typically give them some space, just enough. If after some time I still saw them in this state, I would always make sure to check in with them. Engaging with them here is a must. As a leader who cares about her employees, I want to know purely out of concern. Plus, if they are feeling down, having their manager not give a damn will definitely add fuel to their sad-fire. Something that you could easily put to rest by showing proper (yes, proper) concern.