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Quiet” forms of leadership matter more than you might imagine. Here’s what that looks like and why it’s so important.
Extensive psychological research shows that engagement is the key driver of individual performance–in other words, the degree to which employees think, feel, and act in ways that show their commitment to the organization.
We need men to treat their team members in such a way as to bring out their strengths. Encourage them. Nurture them. That's where "feminine" leadership skills come in...
Want to be a good leader? Trust in these 10 traits, from supporting success to teaching others to lead. You get more out of your team and leadership skills when you balance hard and soft skills and direction with connection.
One of our key findings was that leadership starts with yourself. More specifically, it starts in your mind.
Managing personal change is inherently tricky. We usually make the flawed assumption that it is skills based, in other words that we can read about it, go to seminars, watch videos and be taught to change...
Before you lead others, you need to lead yourself. Here's how to do it best.
Ways to get people to do things they don’t want to do.
While there is some basis for believing that the world is becoming less tolerant of baby-faced tech gods acting like they have all the answers. What is more important is that Zuckerberg and others look in danger of falling into the same sort of traps that have been the undoing of more traditional business leaders.
Leaders who master emotions can rob us of our capacities to reason. New evidence suggests that when people have self-serving motives, emotional intelligence becomes a weapon for manipulating others.
Regardless of who you negotiate with, there is value hidden in the transaction that is rarely, if ever, identified. Good opportunities are lost.
How willing are you to communicate an unpopular message at work if it is the right thing to do for the health of the business?
Christopher Voss, former international FBI hostage negotiator for 24 years, outlines the 8 key principles of being a good negotiator in any field, whether in business or in your own personal life.
How to leverage the power of curiosity to build relationships and generate breakthrough opportunities.
Elite athletes have been using Mental Toughness, routines and focus and attention techniques for the last 30 years to increase their performance. We can apply this to meetings.
It’s common to hear people say that meetings are a “waste of time“, but this is an over-correction.Meetings aren’t inherently bad.
How to level the field for competence and against hubris.
How to be aware of your own cognitive biases.
"I used to think that if I just got really good at what I did, then I'd be a success. Turns out, that's way off base. Being good at the technical aspects of your job is important, sure...but if you're focused on that, then you're missing the point..."
So often the words stated in an organisation's mission and vision statements - and often plastered all over the organisation - are just meaningless platitudes that are the source of jokes and derision amongst the workforce...
"Once we know the outcome of a situation, we rationalize the reasons why it occurred and convince ourselves that we've learned something from it that we can use in making future decisions. As a result, we give unwarranted credit to such things as experience, intuition, and even common sense."
The capacity to solve problems is a necessary life skill and essential business skill. Problem solving in the workplace is critical to business survival and is the source of continuous improvement.
As Machiavelli put it so succinctly in "The Prince": "...there is nothing more difficult to arrange, more doubtful of success... than initiating a new order of things." Key pointers:
A White Paper published by Rick Maurer. Highly recommended!
“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”
Too often plans are made that don’t seriously look at potential pitfalls.
Managing change within "Business as Usual" - 4 key steps to incremental change
Say what you mean and mean what you say.
But do they feel what you are saying?
Communication is critically important for advancing your career. Whether you are a public speaker or spend most of your workday interacting with a computer screen or a steering wheel, effective communication skills will serve you well.
Here are the necessary elements for achieving peak performance:
The keys to constructive feedback are as follows:
Open Space Technology is a self-organising practice that releases the inherent creativity and leadership in people.
How to develop leadership capacities that would not otherwise be possible...
"One key reason why implementation fails is that practicing executives, managers and supervisors do not have... a good understanding of the multiple factors that must be addressed, often simultaneously, to make implementation work."
If you want to be a great leader, here’s what you should know.
This is the emotional dimension of leadership. It is about the leader’s ability to frame and deliver a message that resonates with their followers’ emotional reality and sense of purpose, and it motivates them to take action in a specific direction.
Entrepreneurship means exploring unknown paths, and sometimes that leads an entrepreneur somewhere different from where they started. The result can challenge not just their business philosophies but also their very sense of identity. A company’s future may end up riding on what happens next...
Please watch the video that will show you how to spot resistance quickly and then complete the Resistance and Support Assessment, shown here:
Too often people who are promoting something new at work, ignore the potential impact of Level 3 support or resistance (trust and confidence – or lack of trust and confidence).
Sources, causes and solutions to resistance to change.
While the excuses themselves will vary by company and industry, I have identified six common change rejection “personalities.”
The call for gender diversity is about being inclusive and profitable. Following these strategies could lead to success on both fronts.
Ego is one of the biggest problems that humanity faces. Being egoless is not possible; however, you can keep yours in check to create business success. Here's how:
Are you busy or productive?
Have you made the connection between the human impact and your bottom line?
Dramatic strategy moves audiences, empowers them to play a role and realigns them with a higher purpose.
Consideration of leadership qualities tends to look at behavior and results rather than character or fundamental psychological capacities...