Remember the last time you experienced conflict with someone? One of the most common reasons we create conflict is our focus on positions. If you can focus instead on interests, you may find common ground more readily and create better win-win positions in the process.
At Transcend, we believe that collaboration is fundamental to driving business performance and is a hallmark of the fearless organization. We also believe that collaboration is a key indicator of a high-functioning leadership culture. Here’s our view on what makes collaboration so important, what it means for an organization, and how you can work to […]
Who do you think of as a leader? What makes them a leader? How do you differentiate good leaders from great ones? We define leadership as the ability to motivate oneself and others to take positive action toward a goal. Note that we start with motivating yourself. If you are having trouble motivating yourself, chances […]
Trust is one of the fundamental pillars of organizations that go from good to truly great, and the difference between LITO (leaders in title only) and effective and fearless Leaders.
Trust consists of three elements occurring at the same time: knowing the positive benefits of a relationship, evaluating any risks in the relationship, and choosing how to interpret the behavior of the other person. In companies, this manifests as knowing that the people you work with can and will help you meet your personal and professional goals more often than they will not, and knowing why they behave the way they do and not taking it personally. Here is why we find trust so difficult, and ten key steps for starting to build trust in your organization today:
Life is full of conflict. Conflicting goals, conflicting values, conflicting emotions. How do you handle conflict in your life? Do you meet it head on and press for your point of view? Do you avoid it and try to smooth things over? How do great leaders manage conflict, and what can you learn from them? […]
In times of change, people tend to flail. All of us get a little less focused, a little more distracted, and find it harder to set and keep priorities. We describe ourselves as “crazy busy” or overwhelmed. Fearless leaders notice this in themselves and their organizations, and work hard to create clarity and calm […]
When we think about great organizations – those that seems to last decade after decade and reinvent themselves to respond to changing markets, technologies, competitors and other external conditions, we find that they share some fundamental characteristics that shift their ability to respond instead of react, to take bold action instead of delaying yet another […]
While we’re on the topic of authenticity… What would you really do to become more authentic? What does it look like? How do you know when you are there? Let us assure you that authenticity has nothing to do with those habits that you may have become attached to and you refer to by saying, […]