Do you know how people currently experience leadership in your organisation? Is your organisation on the path to creating a step change in...
Don Cloud's insight:
Step one to solving a leadership problem is seeing and defining the problem. Does your organization have a leadership gap? If so, where is the gap, and how can you fix it? This article provides a useful framework of questions to be asking about your organization and its leaders.
A common form of complexity is the sophistication of fear. Long words when short ones will do. Fancy clothes to keep the riffraff out and to give us a costume to hide behind. Most of all, the sneer of, "you...
The goal of most executive coaching and leadership development is behavior change—help the individual identify and change the behaviors that are getting in the way of, and reinforce the behaviors associated with, effective leadership. But what about the beliefs and values that drive behavior?
Profound leadership is and has always been a journey -- the net sum of the journeys of everyone in the organization and the combination their life stories.
Powerful leaders have a way of moving people out on such journeys to create the next chapter in the life of the organization, thereby intertwining the lives of the leader with his/her people and weaving their stories together in such a way where the whole far exceeds the sum of the parts.
Your success as a leader will be significantly enhanced if you do one thing better - create opportunity.
Don Cloud's insight:
From the article: "I had a conversation with my five-year-old son, Ian. He had been selected as the 'leader for the day' at his pre-school. I gave him a big high five and said, 'What did you get to do as class leader, little buddy?' His reply? 'I got to open doors for people.'"
What makes a great leader? You are probably thinking it’s something buzzword-worthy like confidence. Or maybe vision. Or emotional intelligence—you hear about that one all the time. For sure, those are all good qualities for a leader to have, but the answer is actually trustworthiness. Technically, it’s not just being trustworthy that is key, but being seen as trustworthy.
Almost everyone seems to think that being vulnerable is a bad thing – it implies that you’re weak or defenseless. In fact, when someone is willing to admit they’re vulnerable, it demonstrates a level of trust and respect with the person or people they’re opening up to. Great leaders recognize the importance of bringing vulnerability to work because it is the foundation for open and nonjudgmental communications. The boldest act of a leader is to be publicly vulnerable.
Our humanity is the source of our strength. Just as fear does not define weakness, but rather it is courage in the face of fear that defines true strength. Similarly, being vulnerable does not define weakness, but rather embracing one's vulnerability defines the strength of a leader.