Monthly Archives: September, 2018

Leader-Employee Relationship

Leader-Employee Relationship by Stephen Hudak Leadership is not a one-person activity[1], write Carstens and Barnes in their intense study of the quality of a leader/employee relationship.  A leader needs followers.  We often think of Abraham Lincoln standing tall in his stovepipe hat leading through difficult times.  We think of Vince Lombardi giving an inspiring speech …

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Social Media Creates Personalized Relationships?

Social Media Creates Personalized Relationships? by Stephen Hudak Social media creates personalized relationships?  Why the question mark?  Social media can be a great and tragic thing.  Watching the recent Mark Zuckerberg hearing before congress, my fourteen-year-old granddaughter commented, “I don’t know why they act so surprised!  Nothing is private on the internet.”  She’s a child, …

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Cultural Foundations for Team Sustainability

Cultural Foundations for Team Sustainability by Stephen Hudak Your team has been created.  You’ve moved beyond the early stages of coming together, you survived the sometimes stormy times of getting to know one another and understanding individual roles, you are sailing along smoothly with minor setbacks, and you are performing at a high level.  How …

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Team Framework

Team Framework by Stephen Hudak Creating a framework for organizational application. Placing the Developmental Dimensions International (DDI) “Team Success Factors” in a formula we have: Results = Trust + Communication + Commitment + Process To achieve our desired results, we must understand our shared vision clearly.  Communicating this early and often is necessary. To track …

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6 Characteristics of Effective Change Leaders

Six Characteristics of Effective Change Leaders by Stephen Hudak Bret Clay writes of six characteristics critical to highly effective change leaders.  These are[1]: Low Level of Anxiety Emotional Stability Action Oriented Confidence Openness Risk Tolerance Clay writes: “Today’s landscape is a Darwinian world. The winners and losers of this global competition are determined by one …

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