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Welcome to BOLD LEADERSHIP. I am your host Dave Evans. As a combat pilot in the United States Air Force, I had the priviledge of commanding 3 squadrons and led over 1000 exceptional people. Over 22 years we learned how to BE BOLD and lead with passion. Our combat team set most if not all records for airborne command and control coverage in the Middle East simltaneously supporting the troop withdrawal in Iraq as well as operations in Afghanistan. Leading a military unit, corporation or little league team all require BOLD LEADERSHIP if you want to win with character.
We will provide you and your team with the secrets behind leading winning teams and empowering your team to meet its maximum potential. Please join the BOLD NATION that we are creating and learn how to lead your team to greater heights.
Most Recent Episode
BL 46: Leading Through the Holidays
6 days ago
December can be an especially nerve-wracking month at work, not only because the year is ending but because the winter holiday season can create extra stress and unpleasantness -- even between co-workers. Some people celebrate holidays at this time of year, some people don't and everybody has their own feelings and expectations about the end-of-year period. Some people are excited about it, and others aren't. During December people can easily stumble over appropriate seasonal greetings, sentiments and terminology. There is constant risk of awkwardness around socializing, gift-giving and even cubicle decoration. Here are ten new "rules" to follow during the holiday season, to preserve harmony (and sanity) on your team! 1. Please don't shove your kids' fundraising candy sales down your co-workers' throats. Your colleagues may adore you and your children but they may already know where every penny of their holiday budget is going. If you want to promote your kid's fundraising cookie sale, put up a poster in the break room. Don't sell people at their desks. No one should have to fend off sales pitches at work. 2. Please don't try to drag anyone to your holiday service, pageant or concert. Everybody is overbooked in December. Do not put anyone in the awkward social position of having to make up a conflict to save them from your holiday service, pageant or concert. If you make people aware of your outside-of-work performances and gatherings and they want to go, they will let you know. 3. Don't force your employees to go to the company holiday party if they don't want to. If you have a party during work hours, give your employees the opportunity to go home early or get some shopping done instead of sticking around for merriment if they're not into it. If the party is after work hours, ditto. 4. Don't get drunk at your company's holiday party. This one is obvious but people still do it. 5. Don't make your employees participate in Secret Santa activities if that's not their cup of tea. Nobody should be forced into any "fun" workplace activity, because the minute they are forced to participate it's not fun anymore. I love a cookie exchange as much as the next person but I want to be invited to join in -- not compelled to. 6. Don't give your boss a holiday gift. It's nice of you to think of doing that but it puts your boss in an awkward position. Get a sweet potted plant for the office, instead! 7