Done well, skip level meetings can inspire, engage, motivate and inform the skipper, skipee, and even the skipped. On the other hand, poorly run skip level meetings inadvertently bring on diaper genie feedback and diminish trust. In my latest role, most of my skip level meetings were even more tricky because I was skipping across many layers or holding focus groups in other companies for which I was the client
Everyday your team is doing great work. Sometimes you miss their stories. Some folks will go home and tell their stories around the dinner table. Others can’t, or simply won’t. Don’t let stories go unheard, or untold. Find ways for them to share impactful adventures.
Story Listening Made Easy
I lead a remote team, scattered across 3 time zones in 25 locations. It’s impossible for
Over the years, I have used strategic storytelling workshops to help drive key messages, build teams, and enhance communication skills. Today, I share the story of how my interest in that began, and why I frequently use it in my leadership today.
The Strategic Story Behind Strategic Storytelling
The Dramatic Beginning Many years ago back in my HR days, I spent the better part of a year working on an
Most companies use behavior-based interviews for leadership jobs. Many leaders are really bad at them. I have seen many highly qualified candidates not get hired because of their inability to tell the right story in the right way. In a Behavioral Based Interview, candidates are asked to describe a situation, share what happened, and communicate the results. In other words, to share a story. Behavior-based questions