Giving helpful feedback is challenging for new and experienced leaders alike. Few leaders (or people, for that matter) do it well. Yet, effective feedback is essential to develop and maintain high-performing employees and teams. When giving feedback, it is especially important that we be aware of our biases. Do you deliver critical feedback to women …
The Cajun Navy, an informal network of good Samaritans with small watercraft, mobilized once again in the last few weeks—this time to help the victims of Hurricanes Florence and Michael. Formed as a response to Katrina in 2005, the so-called Cajun Navy has saved thousands of stranded people and lives. Their emergent activity, now an integral component of hurricane disaster relief, has similar characteristics to what many Amish families experience with barn-raising when disaster strikes in their communities.
We expect our teams to be agile and effective in solving problems, establishing strategy and making decisions. Leaders can help ensure that their teams are working “smart” by encouraging and facilitating in ways that help team members use their collective intelligence to adapt to changing situations.