John is the CEO of LearnLoft, author of, F.M.L. Standing Out & Being a Leader and host of the 'Follow My Lead' Podcast. He writes or has been featured on Inc.com, LinkedIn Pulse, TrainingIndustry.com, eLearningIndustry.com, CNBC Money, and more. John completed his education at the University of Maryland College.
There are many attributes that leaders must develop if they wish to have a meaningful impact in the workplace. Empathy improves your ability to relate with those you lead, while a focus on accountability ensures that everyone gives their best effort.
In 1858, Landis Mason invented the Mason jar, designed for home canning and food preservation. Fast-forward to today, and you’ll see the Mason jar used for anything but canning! Herb gardens, adult beverage containers, lighting fixtures, soap dispensers, terrariums, etc. You name it, there’s surly a Mason jar hack for it. Check out 50 creative uses for mason jars:
With some people, connections come easy. Maybe you have a similar background, shared hobbies or a mutual friend. With others, however, you may not have much in common, which can make it harder to connect. If leaders aren't careful, this can also make these individuals harder to lead.
I was staring at my computer screen at 6PM on a Friday finally relieved that my team had gone home. It had been 4 weeks since I inherited this group, and either I was the worst leader in the free world or they were unable to be managed. It was just about this time, that I ran across a quote from Simon Sinek:
I read at a snails pace, but when I picked up The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, I breezed through pages like the book had somewhere to go.