The Point: As leaders, we know that turnover is “bad” for business. We’ve all seen the stories and statistics regarding how employee turnover costs a business roughly two-times (2x) the staffer’s compensation according to industry expert estimates. But we started thinking here at Tip of the Spear, … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Turnover – 4 Tips!
The Point: At Tip of the Spear, we’re “lucky” to get exposure to a lot of leaders. Each of these leaders has their own unique way of speaking, and let’s face it, some speak better than others! With a wide-range of personalities, backgrounds, and goals, each executive seems to bring their own … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Executive Vocabulary – 3 Tips
The Point: Receiving recommendations can be tough for a leader. For example, the Ides of March are best known for their recognition of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44BC. Said to have been warned by a seer earlier in the month that “Harm will befall you by the middle of the month,” Caesar … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Receiving Recommendations – 5 Tips!
The Point: If you’ve ever taken in a Cirque du Soleil show you know that the pure athleticism of a cast member is simply mind-boggling. It bears repeating… Mind –boggling! Mix several of these cast members into the choreography of the show itself and it can be sensory overload (almost inducing a … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Flexibility – 5 Tips!
The Point: Every year-end it’s the same old same old… A bevy of the year’s “Top” lists (Top 10 Goals of Successful Leaders), a slew of New Year’s Resolutions (ones that you’ll never keep, or keep for the first 4-weeks of the new year), and a bunch of “Year in Review” stories about what went … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: BOLD versus SAFE – 4 Tips!
The Point: What used to be a problem only for organizational information officers (primarily Chief Information Officers or CIO’s), now the leadership challenge of cyber security spans the horizon for organizations. In doing so, cyber security is every leader’s responsibility regardless of function … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Cyber Security
The Point: Performance reviews by the numbers often don’t take into account the emotional aspects of working with people. While the numbers should speak for themselves, is it important to take into consideration the “other” factors when determining future personnel roads forward. In this post we’ll … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Cutting Ties with Poor Performers
The Point: Do painful truths create faster growth, deepen trust, and build long-term relationships? This is the promise of a management technique known as “Radical Candor.” Popularized by high tech firms, the approach recommends cutting through the political correctness of conversations and therein … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge: Radical Candor