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The Need to Care for Character | Conner Partners

The Need to Care for Character | Conner Partners | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Via Virtual Global Coaching, David Hain
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David Hain's curator insight, January 25, 2013 2:39 AM

Couldn't agree more!

 

The “character” (our true nature) we bring into client relationships is the heart of who we really are as change practitioners. It is this essence of our uniqueness, not what is in our bag of intervention tricks, which ultimately determines whether we generate meaningful benefits for clients. However, our interior character needs a voice in order to be expressed to the exterior world; the “presence” we convey is that voice. Even though presence is what we use to interface with clients, the path to optimizing our effectiveness is through evolving our character.

donhornsby's curator insight, January 25, 2013 8:34 AM

(From the article): Many people mistakenly think they can develop character in the same way they might attain new knowledge or better their communication skills. They think they can improve it by simply pushing themselves to greater heights.

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The Five Hallmarks of Highly Respected Achievers - Forbes

The Five Hallmarks of Highly Respected Achievers - Forbes | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
I’ve been working on a research project for a few weeks that involves identifying the characteristics that describe highly driven, achievement-oriented people who are also among the most well-respected in any organization.
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Scout.com: SMU's Unsung Hero Helps Aggie Captain

Scout.com: SMU's Unsung Hero Helps Aggie Captain | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Amidst college football’s self-glorifying players, money-driven conferences, and a place where you usually can’t get ahead by playing soft, we saw a heroic act of sportsmanship.
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Go Hard on the Issue, Soft on the Person – 5 Leadership Ideas | Thin Difference

Go Hard on the Issue, Soft on the Person – 5 Leadership Ideas | Thin Difference | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

This statement is a challenge: “I try to go hard on the issue and soft on the person.” Leadership, character, and integrity are skills required to keep focus.

 

5 leadership ideas:

 

Idea 1: Balance the emphasis on the issue with showing empathy to the person.

Idea 2: Focus on the right words – speaking and hearing.

Idea 3: Be fully present.

Idea 4: Keep repeating – solve the issue, solve the issue, solve the issue.

Idea 5: Let go.  

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Wake Up Your Character | Thin Difference

Wake Up Your Character | Thin Difference | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"Our character – our leadership – needs to rise to the situational challenge. It is about ownership and integration. We need to own the good, the bad, and the indifferent. We need to own the problem and resolve it with head-on grace. We need to ensure our character is integrated to support actions in all types of situations."

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