When last have a few deep breaths rescued you from overwhelm or a confronting situation? Or can you use them in your favour all the time?…More
Leadership of others begins with leadership of self.
So the blogs contained in this Category cover both the discipline and the personal traits we need to master in the way we lead our life first as well as the many tips and traps related to harnessing that confidence in leading others to the (hopefully) jointly held vision and purpose.
There are almost 60 blog articles spread over the leadership concepts of leading self and others that will help crystallize and remind us of many aspects of leadership to "make our own". However our experience, both from what we learned as executive business leaders ourselves as well as all the incredible leaders we have coached, groomed and mentored, is that we are often "blind to how we lead" and only when we have a trusted confidante "hold up a mirror" do we hear that and see that. (Have you ever had a golf-pro show you video footage of your swing?)
The reality is that no matter how well we try to control our ego, there are extremely few people that are good at taking any criticism on their leadership on board, particularly not from partners or employees. This is the realm of the coach and mentor.
If you are any good as a leader, wouldn't you avail yourself of that differentiating benefit?
How badly are others “filtering” your messages on their way up or down? How adept are you at playing this form of corporate politics?…More
Approval or forgiveness. Which are you better known to seek for in your corporate or business decision making?…More
How’s your credibility with your leadership? With your line manager? Key senior stakeholders? Their leaders? Is it where you’d like it to be?…More
What stories do you keep telling yourself in your mind chatter? If they’re negative, what might they be depriving you of?…More
Can you use head, heart and tummy, leveraging all the keys on your piano to differentiate you as a superior leader?…More
Being deliberate. If I asked people who really know you how genuinely passionate you are towards your purpose what might they say?…More
Is the front-office and back-office divide alive and well in your organisation? How well do you contend with and manage its vagaries?…More
How well do you hold “the power” in rooms of significance? Can you? Or do you admire others for this and wish you could too?…More
Finding and keeping good people. Ask any leader and this is usually the most common leadership challenge. If you are a leader would you agree?…More