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As a leader, people naturally have high expectations of you—knowing the answer to every problem, highly reliable, calm in the face of pressure. However,...
These shortcomings, however, should not hinder you from performing your duties well. Rather, they should be considered challenges that will shape you to become a better example to other employees.
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It is true...at the end of the day, if Leaders are to become REAL and Authentic, they will be vulnerable before others (those they serve) and will have to come to terms with their own limitations. In fact, awareness and acceptance of who we really are provides the essential ingredients to action and achievement in the Leadership Enrichment LIFE-cycle. Never stop learning, changing, growing and leading...mostly about yourself as a leader and about the impact you are having on others.
Your inner critic could be to blame. ("What Gets in the Way of Listening" http://t.co/IsQZxDcOi6 #leadership)
As your role grows in scale and influence, so too must your ability to listen. But listening is one of the toughest skills to master — and requires uncovering deeper barriers within oneself.
If you are interested in improving your ability to lead yourself and others more effectively, let me share three vital lessons from Frankl’s life experience that can help you.
Truth is, empathy, being open to understanding the perspectives, emotions, thoughts, concerns, and motives of others is not about embracing blind agreement in order to please those around you. Rather, it’s about being open to better understanding others and working to gain an increased appreciation for their circumstances.
Leadership Involves Poetry As Well As Plumbing Huffington Post The headlines scream about leadership failure after failure around the globe every day -- at the world's biggest companies, in government agencies, non-profits, academia and at startups.
Being a Jerk Isn't Sustainable Leadership Huffington Post If you want to be a lasting leader, you need to get good at both the "what" and the "how." The "what" -- the results -- are the minimum stakes of leadership.
10th in a series on building high-trust organizations.Charles de Gaulle, President of France and no shrinking violet himself, liked to remind people that “the cemeteries are full of indispensable men (Servant Leadership approach is a great...
True leadership is not found in an individual, but the individuals developed. So it is with leadership.
Today we continue with The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown and are talking about Guidepost #3– Cultivating a Resilient Spirit: Letting go of numbing and powerlessness. If you've missed any of our earlier discussions, ...
Many may be surprised or in denial that there is a connection between spirituality and resiliency. But, let there be no doubt, a spiritual orientation contributes to a stronger mental health and resiliency. Furthermore, spirituality can increase self-esteem, provide a life purpose and improve family life and relationships, In a nutshell, spirituality can be a moral compass to navigate life.
Forbes How To Pitch Your Boss On A Salary Increase Forbes Work is a human thing and always has been. how much are you really worth. In most organizations we teach ...
od Glassdoor recently announced their sixth annual Employees' Choice Awards, which uses employee ratings to determine the top 50 places to work. Here's...
Employee engagement and motivation are some of the biggest challenges facing organisations today.
Key to engagement and enhanced productivity...
People do matter and feel they are heard when they go to a place they love to go to. When this happens, they trust people they work with.
One of the key skills to being an effective coach is learning how to ask the right questions.
A great resource of 50 questions to help one start on a path of effectiveness and improvement.
(From the article): A few of the questions...
1. What must you accomplish in the next 12 months?
2. What would you like to focus on today?
3. What’s important to you at the moment?
4. What are you working on at the moment?
5. What challenges are you struggling with at the moment?
The first question is tough without asking the other questions which follow it. Planning for next week is hard, but knowing what we want now makes it more workable.
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." ~ Lord Acton Power accompanies leadership. No matter how lofty or humble your title, whether y...
Start your day off right by doing something for yourself! Choose one of these 30 great ideas and make it your daily intention.
For A Healthier You!
When I was a graduate student at Brown University, I started my first company with a few of my professors. As with most startups, we eventually decided to raise money to grow, and so we started
Forbes 16 Leadership Quotes To Inspire You To Greatness Forbes It's perilously easy to find a leadership brand and stick to it, without considering how you can improve and expand your skills.
Leadership 101: How Doing Nothing Makes You A Better Leader Forbes In fact, when you let busyness, and the stress that comes with it, consume you, you are maxing out your mental resources long before you've lived up to your potential as a leader.
Daydreaming helps us see ourselves more clearly, since much of our daydreaming is focused on our future selves.
A former CEO provides the exact words you need to say when employees need a morale boost.
Wharton’s Sigal Barsade says demonstrating “companionate love” in the workplace is vital to employee morale, teamwork and customer satisfaction.
Leaders bring out the best in others, but the most successful leaders go even farther: They form lasting emotional bonds. They are the kind of leaders we hold in our hearts. Deep motivation then develops.
Do you have what it takes to be a leader? Fair warning – it’s not an easy task. And it does require certain skills... (RT @marksalke: Four Ds. Awesome.
Leaders who are seen as authentic inspire the most loyalty, but what does being ‘authentic’ really mean? Pepi Sappal explores this complex and often misunderstood area of leadership, and looks at how to balance personality with professionalism
Useful exploration of a critical positive leadership characteristic.
There are many definitions within management and business literature of authentic leadership but, as a rule, authentic leaders tend to be genuine, transparent and trustworthy, display a strong moral code and can be counted on to keep their word.
Authenticity starts with self awareness. And self awareness is about understanding how you react and how your behaviour can affect others.
Business is about building lasting relationships, not bribery. So what does this mean for the future of customer service?
Maintain a human perspective.
This week on Leading Beyond the Status Quo we explored a critical and very difficult leadership trait to master; forgiveness. It was truly an honor to...
Good leadership requires us to avoid our initial reactions when someone does us wrong. To lead positive change when dealing with someone who has insulted, excluded or belittled us, we need to drum up the courage to rise above the other action and explain to that person why their behavior is detrimental to the success of the team.
Asking forgiveness is a difficult process even when we ask someone we trust.
I’m intentional with 20% of my words; the rest is vain babbling. I've never left a meeting wishing I spoke more. I have, on the other hand, continued speaking after running out of things to say. I...
Forbes Employee Engagement Is A Leadership Commitment Forbes It seems like so much of what I do these days seems to revolve around storytelling and brands.
These 5 W's and one H are a sound guide to solid employee engagement.
What is the most important characteristic of a leader? Some might say it's integrity. Others may say that it's being a good motivator. But psychologist and author Sherrie Campbe...