Have you been recently promoted or newly hired for a leadership role and you're nervous about jumping into your new role without any guidance?
Fast Company posted a thought provoking article about the Five Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting a Management Position. If you are a senior leader responsible for developing emerging leaders, these are actually questions you should be using to talk with future managers about the move from an independent contributor role to a Manager.
I recently wrote a piece detailing the benefits of using a team charter based on a Neuroscience tool. Here is a case study with a team I worked with that became a high-performing team just by adding a team charter into their practices!
Typically, when a leader is described as defensive, it pertains to the way he or she behaves that others perceive as resistant, stubborn, combative, close-minded and reactionary, often when being given feedback. Generally, these are not qualities aligned with the way we think of balanced or highly effective leaders.