In episode 22 of Reflections on Leadership, UF Grants Training manager Steve Slater shares a practice that can help you to better leverage the strengths of your team: employee development planning.
In episode 21 of Reflections on Leadership, UF Training and Organizational specialist Ronda Mitchell discusses how behavioral styles affect your ability to communicate effectively with others. By learning about these styles, we can identify our own behavioral preferences as well as those of the people we encounter every day. This knowledge helps us identify communication strengths and weaknesses (for ourselves and others) and consider how we might adapt our behaviors for more effective communication.
In episode 20 of Reflections on Leadership, UF Training and Organizational Development specialist Courtney Moon speaks with Mike McKee, the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the University of Florida. Mr. McKee discusses his path to his current role, as well as a whole host of topics in the area of leadership and development.
In episode 19 of Reflections on Leadership, director for Training & Organizational Development Bob Parks discusses an important and, at times, challenging issue for many leaders—identifying and achieving shared team goals.
In episode 17 of Reflections on Leadership, Scott Blades defines multitasking and explains what happens in the human brain when attempting to do it. He also reviews what the research says about the dangers of multitasking and highlight some more effective strategies for tackling your lengthy to-do list.
In episode 16 of Reflections on Leadership, UF Training and Organizational Development specialist Irma Alvarez highlights some of the difficulties in communication that you might encounter when using some of the most common technologies available in the workplace.
In episode 15 of Reflections on Leadership, UF Training and Organizational Development specialist Courtney Moon discusses sneaky critters that lurk in our subconscious called “mindbugs.” These are hidden biases that can impact the organizations we lead.
In episode 14 of Reflections on Leadership, UF Leadership & Organizational Development specialist Tricia Bachus shares six effective leadership styles based on the Emotional Intelligence research done by author and psychologist Daniel Goleman.
Most of us would not say we are biased. We consider ourselves to be objective fair-minded individuals. But the truth is many well-intentioned individuals are often influenced by their unconscious biases. In episode 13 of Reflections on Leadership, Training & Organizational Development specialist Courtney Moon discusses these unconscious biases and how to avoid them.
So, You Want to Get Better as a Leader? Bob Parks, Director for Training and Organizational Development, has had the privilege of working with leaders across this campus for more than a decade. In episode 12 of Reflections on Leadership, he takes a few minutes to share with you 8 lessons he’s learned from that work.
In episode 11 of Reflections on Leadership, Grants Training Manager Steve Slater discusses the competency of Advocacy. Strictly speaking, advocacy refers to the ability to adopt and actively support a cause, idea, or policy. Certainly, the ability to take a take a position and then effectively support it is an important skill, but in the context of leadership there is much more to it.
In episode 10 of Reflections on Leadership, UF Training and Organizational Development specialist Tricia Bachus shared with you the fundamental step in how leaders can build a culture of accountability in their departments, teams or work units. This is the first in a series of three podcasts related to changing workplace culture for greater results.
In episode 9 of Reflections on Leadership, UF Training and Organizational Development specialist Irma Alvarez shares some strategies for making better choices, as discussed by the brothers Chip and Dan Heath in their recently published book, Decisive.
In episode 8 of Reflections on Leadership,Training and Organizational Development specialist Courtney Moon discusses how to create collaborative projects.
To collaborate means to work with others to achieve a common goal. It’s about working together to get better results. Collaborations occur for a number of reasons, such as, working on large scale projects and research endeavors, and they occur both inside teams as well as across different work units and disciplines. The benefits of collaboration are numerous. It produces better decisions, better results, higher quality team relationships, increased organizational learning and personal satisfaction.
In episode 7 of Reflections on Leadership, UF Training Training and Organizational Development specialist Tricia Bachus discusses the competency of Resolve and why it is important in getting sustainable results.
In episode six of Reflections on Leadership, Scott Blades investigates the dos and don’ts of leadership by following two fictional professionals: Cindy Hay and Cindy Bea. By most measures, these professionals are the same. They’re the same age. They have the same amount of education and professional experience. However, CindyHay struggles as a leader while Cindy Bea thrives.
In episode 5 of Reflections on Leadership, Bob Parks, Director for Training & Organizational Development at UF, takes a few minutes to talk about vision. Why is it important? What is it? What does a great vision look like? And, as a leader, how do I work with my team to develop a clear and compelling one?
Episode 3 of Reflections on Leadership, hosted by Bob Parks, Director for Training and Organizational Development for the University of Florida, discusses dealing with employee performance problems. In these situations, many managers will either underreact or overreact – and often they will do both. The two-minute challenge is a tool that many managers have found very helpful in just these types of situations.
In episode 2 of Reflections on Leadership, UF Leadership & Organizational Development specialist Courtney Moon discusses how to prepare for an interview, as well as what to do or not do during the interview.