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Learning about leadership is different than doing leadership in the workplace. By leading, leadership gets real with these unconventional principles.
Leadership does not happen in places where fear is present. Many organizations and their leaders use fear to 'motivate' people. That is not possible.
Some tips to ponder.
I agree that leading means supporting and encouraging.
Google and Apple are both highly esteemed brands.
By Eric Shaffer Being, thinking, and communicating in the positive take time and effort and are an absolute must for all leaders. Imagine you a...
Our thoughts become our words, which will become our actions. Positivity pushes forward; it never holds you back.
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On May 9, 200 women leaders gathered at the Forbes Women's Summit. This wasn’t a conference about advancing women. It was a conference about women advancing
In the 1990s, we Boomers were fretting over a previous …
As much as we all enjoy the sound of birds chirping, sometimes they can be a nuisance. Their droppings on outdoor furniture cushions are aggravating and time-consuming to clean up.
"The average five-year-old asks 65 questions per day, most of them starting with "why." The average 44-year-old manager only asks six questions per day; most of them starting with "when," "where," or "how much."The number of questions we ask per day doesn't increase until retirement. Why retirement? Because that's when we start asking, "Where are my keys?" and "Why did I walk into this room?" In this animated three-minute video, Chic Thompson the author of What a Great Idea!, will help you "jump start" your question asking ability."
Great stuff. Asking good questions has a naturally empowering effect on others and enables self-discovery.
“At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will become.” ― Leo Babauta
Optimistic people have coping strategies to manage the many adversities of life.
Some good messages here.
Good advice that we can all learn from. Each of us is responsible for our own happiness in life.
It isn't just business, it is your word. Your word is your brand and when you break your word you damage your brand. Make sense?
[Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Amy Jen Su and Muriel Maignan Wilkins are co-founders of Isis Associates, an executive coaching and leadership consulting firm. They are also co-authors of ...
What attributes do you conjure up when you think about a leader that has effective presence? Authentic, engaging, trustworthy, visible, clear, decisive, listener? The fact of the matter is that an effective presence reflects all of those attributes.
Don’t Overthink Leadership Lots of people lead without ever giving it a thought. Some of these are naturally gifted leaders, people who seem to have been born knowing how to lead the way others know how to play a piano or paint.
"The emotional drama that you are feeling is directly related to how you perceive that he failed to meet your expectations." Lessons learned!
Leadership people skills guide leaders to engage the talent hired for max success. Leaders, here's how to balance your strengths and theirs w/o directing!
Leadership people skills are critical to success. From inspiring and engaging to communicating and resolving conflicts, leadership people skills are at the heart of it all.
What’s the best way to feel productive and valued at work and in life? Having a sense of where you’re going. To do that, you need to forecast your own future, and then put yourself on the path to get there.
At Six Seconds, we’ve developed a 3-step process to put emotional intelligence into action. Recently, I wrote about stepping through fear, and described the steps as FOG. Want to make an emotionally intelligent choice?
FOG:F: Feelings. What’s going on inside?O: Options. How could I respond?G: Goals. Why might I move forward? The same steps apply when solving a problem between people…
I'm not particularly interested in the poster, but fogging issues seems like a great way to harness our emotional intelligence!
Simple questions to respond to an event.
Resolving conflicts can be one of the hardest parts of a leader's job. Here are 10 phrases that can be used to dissolve any problem.
How do you bridge the gap between your perceptions, hopes, dreams, desires and reality? Whether better or worse, there is often a gap to cross.
Some really great questions here!
When did we make leadership such a big thing? We have built it up to be something so extraordinary, that it can often seem out of reach for many of us.As part of a leadership programme or when I am coaching, I will often ask for examples of leaders. The usual responses include Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King and Ghandi.Although I may get examples of past managers that people have worked with, I can't think of one example when someone has replied "me!"Why is this? Why do we have difficulty in considering ourselves as leaders?
Understanding the characteristics of effective teams gives you have a target to shoot for and better prepares you to support your team’s development. Our research revealed these six benchmarks:
In 1996, 51% of US employees were reported to be members of team. By 2006, it had increased to 84%. As our world becomes more complex, the need for teams will continue to grow. Understanding the characteristics of effective teams gives you a target to shoot for and better prepares you to support your team’s development.
These benchmarks are achievable when supported by effective leadership.
1. Identify Your Goal and Stay Focused. Gollum wanted his “Precious.” He didn’t let anyone deter him from staying the course and retrieving the ring-to-rule-them-all. Evil sorcerers, orcs, ...
We love to hate these guys, but we gotta admit it. They really know what it takes to be effective leaders.
Forget about your job title or profession – everyone is looking for ways to be more productive at work. It’s time to set down your gallon-sized container of coffee, toss out your three
At 7:30 on a sunny winter day in London, I settle into a conference room with the usual low-tech tools for high-stakes teamwork: Big white Post-It pads, Sharpies of every color, and a sense of urgency.