Getting a Better Grip | December 2013

The December 2013 edition of Getting a Better Grip, the LeadershipTraction newsletter is now on-line at http://www.leadershiptraction.com/newsletter/getting-a-better-grip-2013-12.pdf. Enjoy! Editor’s Note What happens that causes people to stop listening? Become defensive? Act out? What happens that causes YOU to activate your fight/flight instinct? Feel triggered? Results in you saying things that, in retrospect, would have been better left …

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Symbolic Leadership

Key Traction-Point: Everything communicates. Walk the talk. Actions speak louder than words. Through the behaviors they demonstrate (or don’t), actions they take (or don’t), and choices they make (or don’t), leaders send constant and powerful messages to those around them. What they do (or don’t do) telegraphs their values, priorities, and more. And followers are …

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10 Ways to Build Better Coworker Relationships

Key Traction-Point: Fancy plans aren’t always needed. The simplest of approaches (read: common sense) is often the best. 1:  Practice common courtesy 2:  Use effective communications 3:  Respect other people’s time 4:  Help yourself 5:  Proceed with caution on social media 6:  Stay on the level 7:  Don’t gripe about work at work 7a: Bonus: …

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