Leadership Skills

Self-awareness inspired by United Nations Children’s Day – November 20

– Posted in: Emotional Intelligence, General, Leadership Skills, Self-Awareness

"By resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children." 3 things I did not know about Nov 20th: The date 20 November marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration [...]

“I’ve never done it, but I can do it.” An attitude to build a career — and a life — on.

– Posted in: Achievement Orientation, Adaptability, Coach and Mentor, Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, General, Inspirational Leadership, Leadership Skills, Organizational Awareness, Positive Outlook, Self-Awareness, Teamwork
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A 50th Birthday party is a big milestone, both personally and career wise.   Our good friend had a party in his home, and I caught up with his parents, and how they were doing in their retirement. I heard a story that I hadn't known in the twenty-one years of knowing them. I listened to Brian, [...]

10 Tips for Leading with Deliciousness: Tip #7 – Work in Style

– Posted in: Coach and Mentor, Conflict Management, Leadership Skills, Organizational Awareness, Social Intelligence, Teamwork

One of the expectations of any leader is to achieve results. If you work against people's volition or conative style it can feel like you're pushing through a lot of resistance. Whereas if you can tap into people's instinct for doing things, you'll find work --and results-- flow easier. Volition is to do with will [...]

10 Tips for Leading with Deliciousness: Tip #3 – Opening Lines of Communication

– Posted in: Coach and Mentor, Empathy, General, Inspirational Leadership, Leadership Skills, Teamwork
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One part of being of leader is to foster communication with your team to bring that diversity of knowledge and insight out into the open. People don’t naturally open up if they don’t feel safe. If you don’t actively and purposefully foster the relationships with all levels below you, you may be missing critical information [...]

10 Tips to Leading with Deliciousness: Tip #1 PEA is delicious

– Posted in: Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Skills, Positive Outlook, Self-Awareness
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It can feel like you’re between a rock and hard place because you get your directives, and then you have to whip a bunch of people, who are either disengaged, reluctant themselves, or too overworked, towards that goal. This can then leave you feeling disengaged, overworked, and de-energized. It’s a kind of self-supporting cycle. So [...]