Want to Be a Highly Respected Boss? 20 Things to Do Every Day

Think about the best boss you've ever had. Maybe you're fortunate, and we're talking about the person you call your boss today. Maybe it's someone you recall fondly from years ago. (Maybe you don't have a boss--good for you!--but I'll bet you've had one at some time in the past.) Regardless of who this person is, I'm confident I can describe him or her. That's because highly respected bosses often have a lot in common with one another. Here are 20 of the key things they do almost every day. 1. They share their vision. The most important thing a leader can do is provide his or her team with a goal that is worth their time. Granted, the boss doesn't always get to set the agenda, but a gr

The Power of Peers in the Age of Mobile

Energy ran low in the middle of the second day of a two-day annual planning session. Tom Bouwer, EOS® Implementer and co-founder of Columbus-based ProfitWorks, scanned the faces of the executive team and knew he needed something to break them out of their boredom. “I have my go-to techniques that I’ve used in the past,” said Bouwer, “but I wanted a new approach.” That’s when he picked up his smartphone, opened WhatsApp, and asked his team for help. During the pause between sessions, one of the members responded and sent questions for a quiz-show type exercise that re-engaged the leadership. How can you create a team (“community of practice”) through WhatsApp? Read on. Despite the po

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