Heartly Leadership Blogs
Do you have enough energy? What do you do to boost yourself? Do you get regular inspiration that empowers you as a leader? Does your organization get the necessary vitamins? Do you have a plan to energize your people to take action? The essence of leadership Leadership is about moving an organization towards good business […]
Did you remember to say thank you? Did you honour your previous company? What about your colleagues, are you grateful for what they gave you? Have you kept in touch with people you met in your career? Are you one of those who quit a company and never meet the people again? Connect with your […]
Do you find that your leadership style doesn’t always work? Do you search for new ways to exercise your leadership without finding a style that fits? Do you sometimes feel that you are out of sync? You’re right! Be reassured, it is normal – one size, one color and one style does not fit all! […]
Do you sometimes just feel drained? Your energy seems to have totally vanished? The feeling of having no space left for creativity in your head? Your body just walks around with no focused purpose. You just feel like swimming around like a jellyfish with only one brain cell? I know that feeling, and I know […]
If your company could express its wishes, what would it say? Is it happy with its strategic direction? Does it fulfil its mission? Do you follow the flow of where it wants to go? What does your company want? Did you adapt your strategy accordingly? Would you take the time to listen to your company […]
Did you have any new year’s resolutions for your company? What kind of mountains are you about to climb in 2017? Did you write your objectives? Did you share them with your employees? Do you enjoy the challenge?…and most importantly, did you prepare for it? The good thing with getting into a new year is […]
Did you remember to say thank you? Do you honour the people leaving your company? Do you thank them for their daily support? Were you grateful of what they taught you? Do you have rituals for people leaving your company? Do you wish them good luck? Do you organise a farewell party? All employees in […]
Have you thought through the consequences of your decisions? Do they match your values? Do you prioritize your integrity whenever you analyze the consequences of your decisions? How do you balance your business results through your attitude? As a leader you have to learn to prioritize and to say no every day. Do remember to […]
How did you spend your 100 days? Did you project the future? Did you set the structure for your future delivery? Did you set the direction for your surroundings? Why are these first days in a new job so important? Just as any President, you get the same 100 days to set the framework for […]
What happens when we start sliding into the curve of change? Why do we have different reactions to change? What does it take to get through each step of the curve? How can you as a manager best follow your organisation through the curve of change? The world is changing. People are in shock. The […]
Did you know that your mind-set is contagious? Have you measured the increased results of positivity? Is your glass half full or half empty? Do you bring your smile at work? Do you engage your colleagues? Do you take the time to create a good day? Most leaders focus on achieving positive results at the […]
Is your organisation flourishing? Did you give fertilisers to your team? Did you check out if your employees are doing well? Did you provide your employees with space to grow? Did you remove weeds? Did you adapt the organisation to the new season? Have you prepared the organisation for good and bad weather? Being a […]
Are you in the middle of the yearly busy budgeting days? Have you found the perfect formula? Do you have the magic stick that makes all figures fall into place? Is the budget balanced? Did you include the human factor? Most companies have a budget. They are all more or less looking the same. All […]
Do you feel the heat? Did you survive the fire? Have you been through a lot of changes lately? Have you reduced your workforce? Are your budgets reduced? Have you changed your processes? Have your organisation been through a trauma? Did you adapt your organisation to the future? Change is demanding. Change requires time. Change […]
Do you take the time to be visible? Do you want to be visible? Do you dare to show your personality? Do you want to be an efficient leader? Are you matching your organisation? Do you dare to be yourself? Are you busy making budgets in a meeting room? ….or are you present in your […]
Do you have a classical management structure? Is your organisation chart made of boxes with positions? Have you ever had a closer look on what tasks the management team should perform? What would your organisation chart look like if you could design it from scratch? Most organisation charts I see are made of traditional boxes. […]
Are you comfortable in a roller coaster? Are your colleagues enjoying the ride? What happens when change is announced? Why does some people enjoy change? How can you get people who dislike change to move into a new direction? Is it possible to exercise our change muscle? Change has become normality. Change used to be a long process. […]
How adaptable are you as a leader? Have you ever tried to put yourself in your employees’s or client’s shoes and take their point of view? Do you incorporate their view into your leadership? Do you present their glasses through your communication? Could your inner voice be a valuable steering wheel? Traditional managers in the […]
Are you in a business where reducing cost has been the main focus lately? Have you ever thought of cost of management? …or even calculated the cost of good or bad management? Is managerial improvement an easy way to do cost reductions? Financial crisis, low oil prices, improved technology and increased global competition are some […]
What does it mean to be a global company? How do you best make multicultural teams perform? Why do some companies find value in having an international workforce? How come some companies succeed with their international workforce while others fail? With the current rapidity in technology development, it is more and more important to become international […]
Why is teamwork so important? What makes a team work better together? What does it mean to build a team? What kind of teambuilding’s should you organise? What is the definition of a great experience? Do you consider team events as a cost or an investment? What should a team event be? Is working in […]
How important are your actions as a manager? Have you ever thought that the organisation is reflecting your behaviours? Are your actions visible through your organisation? What is your real impact? Does your personal development reflect in the organisation? We often speak about “walk the talk” – how widely do you interpret this statement? “Walk […]
Are you clear in what you are doing? Do you have the full overview of what your business contains? Do you have older data programmes still installed even though you have implemented new systems? Do you have filing cabinets full of things without knowing what? We often speak about capex and selling off the bigger […]
What is the first impression your customer gets of your business? Are you consciously creating a welcoming impression? Will your customers find their way easily? Are you aware of how all the employees in the business represent you towards the customers? As a manager, you have to constantly think marketing in order to get success. […]
Are you enjoying some lazy days on the beach? Are you climbing the highest mountains? Are you taking some slow days off at home? Do you let your team enjoy their vacation? Is it so busy at work that you don’t take some days off? Are you aware of the benefits of vacation? The path […]
How easy is it to understand the consequences of our actions? Are we able to foresee the reactions from other people? Can we do something to make the world look different? Do we apply our knowledge about psychology and change management to all situations? These past days, there has been quite a lot of movement […]
Is your company functioning as a football team? Are you getting management inspiration from the game? Do you apply the same formula to prepare for success? Do you manage to pass on the same passion to your employees like they do in football? …these are all good questions to go through to prepare your company […]
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Are you a LEAN manager? Do you have a LEAN structure in your top management group? Did you apply LEAN when you created your organisation chart? Is LEAN anchored in your top management? Are you LEAN in the communication with your team? Do you apply LEAN to your own way of working? LEAN is a […]
Is your company producing at is optimal? Do you now that experts have estimated the cost of poor quality to be 5 to 30% of gross sales for most companies. How should you go about to find where the cost is and how to reduce them? Do you at all believe that your organization has […]
Are you one of those Managers that doesn´t like to perform difficult conversations? Why is it so hard to go into the difficult discussions? Are you nervous before you start the conversation? Do you feel uncomfortable? Well, feel reassured, you´re not alone! Performing the difficult conversation is one of the most challenging task a manager […]
How to best guide your team through change? Is there a key to open for change? Have you ever had these questions as a manager? The answer is YES, there is a key – people adapt to change when their mind and soul are aligned. In business we most often deal with the rational part […]
Welcome onboard – fasten your seatbelt ….we are going trough a period of turbulence! Change needed – resistance coming up. Have you ever encountered this situation at work? Yes? – well ….welcome to your managerial role!! Increased need for change Everything goes faster and faster and we are working more efficiently than we ever have. […]
Have you ever had that first day at work where you felt being an outsider? Everybody looks at you as new, different, not belonging to the group? Have you been the manager that needs to integrate a new person? Do you have team members that do not want to belong to the group? The sense of belonging is vital to ensure a team´s success.
Have you ever come to work and had the feeling like you want to hide? Have you ever had a manager that sneaked into work every morning? What happens when your manager cheers hello in the morning?…and what do you feel like when the manager do not greet you in when getting into the office? […]
Work and personal life mingles…. and even more so in times of sorrow! As a manager you will at some stage for sure be confronted with the fact that a person brings their personal life at work – in good days and in bad times. When you become a manager, you promise to be true to your colleagues in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health…and that you will follow them during every day and in all circumstances.
Ever had the feeling that some things didn´t turn out right in your business or in a business relationship? Did it feel like a colleague got a more favorable treatment than you? Do you, as a manager, do all the work on behalf of your team? Are you being paid enough for the service or product you´re selling? Does the market recognize your business?
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