In a startup culture, employees know that the entire company can change overnight. A new merger or a massive change in direction could just be another Monday at the office.
As a marketing leader, you are responsible for guiding your direct reports, but also keeping your clients cool, calm, and collected; they are putting their trust in you and your team to deliver the goods.
There are introverts working in every business; they are our clients, collaborators, managers, and even our leaders.
It’s unavoidable for most creatives: they will inevitably end up in leadership positions. Data analysis from PayScale suggests that when creatives such as designers or copywriters advance in their careers, they usually take on a managerial role or pick a specialization.
When collaborating over a marketing campaign, it’s important to understand the team dynamic. Some colleagues take constructive feedback in stride, while others may fall to pieces if it’s not said in the “right” way.
It’s often said that “people don’t leave good companies, they leave bad bosses,” but is that entirely true, or is there more to it?
Arched eyebrows. A subtle “Let’s take this conversation offline.” The sneaking suspicion that the snide email you just received was also BCC’ed to your boss. Secrets and paranoia can ruin a perfectly nice day at the office.
We’ve already introduced you to the 9 types of collabohaters, a productivity-draining and collaboration-thwarting collection of coworkers.
As the old saying goes, “we become what we repeatedly do.” This means we must repeatedly do things that are constructive, useful, and lead us towards our goals. But, as any creature of habit knows, it’s not that easy to start new habits and break bad ones.
When you’re a leader, it’s easy to feel alone. After all, you’re dealing with issues and decisions that affect your team’s efficiency, culture, and morale.