Sitting in front of my old boss, days before my transfer to my new boss, I am engaged in what is commonly referred to in the military as the "out brief." It is a mildly informal meeting [...]
If you're on the West coast, you're more likely blow off your vacation time than I am, men are more likely to check in with work on those rare vacations than women are, and if you're an American you are given less vacation days by your employer than every other developed country in the world.
Those of us in the field (doing the "real" work) need those considerations, and we need someone else to do it – we are too busy; we are focusing on the immediate, the now, the customer, the business at hand. I, for one, have always been thankful for all the things that someone else had to think about to make my job easier or safer or better.
The practice of talking bad about a co-worker..or your boss..or say - an entire department of people at your company - while commonly and incorrectly accepted as “venting” - is actually an extremely damaging act to play out on other members of your team.
For all the hype (and there is alot of it) about leadership, too few people give voice to the one thing all leaders need. Followers. And if you want to really get good at leading [...]
If he stayed to help alone he may very well die himself. But leaving was impossible; it was too late. In that deep and private part of his being Rasmus Midgett, a descendent of castaways and pirates, was noble. He timed the waves, held his breath against the howling wind, and ran headlong into the sea.
Students of leadership in any organization have, at one time or another, considered defined leadership competencies as a road map of sorts for personal growth. They represent the qualities, talents, and abilities that make up the perfect leader.