My mother always said “You attract more flies with honey.” Using a strengths-based leadership approach with our own leadership style as well as the people we lead has proven to be the most effective, and encouragement and connection is key to getting that philosophy across. Here are some great tips on how to encourage and engage. Enjoy!
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One of the most important skills a leader must utilize is strategic communication – first you need a strategy, and then you need to communicate it. Here is a great formula to do just that, with some great tips. Enjoy!
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One of the most important factors in sustainable, positive leadership growth is getting and giving feedback. It is so important for leaders to ask for it, and to give it, thereby modeling it for employees and also gaining important information. Here are some great tips on what NOT to do regarding feedback. Good luck!
Hello! I am so fortunate to work with talented leaders, supporting them as they make remarkable contributions to their organizations, communities and the world. Components that are necessary for these contributions include drive, taking risks and focus. This article is a great summary. Enjoy!
Hello! One of the things I have learned in working in the field of human behavior and the workplace is that so much of what we do is habit. Here are some great communication habits to adapt that will help improve collaboration in the workplace. Enjoy!
Hello! This article on self-awareness starts out a bit unusually but has some great info on the importance of self-awareness in leadership and good things to keep in mind to increase it. Enjoy!
Executive Presence is a powerful tool in one’s toolbox – at any level. It is so important for us to realize how to maximize our presence. Here’s a good reminder. Enjoy!
As I coach innovative and successful leaders, I see the importance and impact of receiving honest “360 degree” feedback. Often it is a pivotal moment in a leader’s career, both regarding where they can improve, but also in hearing where they are currently making an impact and how they can use their strengths to be even more impactful. Here is a good summary article about the 360 process. Enjoy!
Trust is the foundational element of a successful leadership team. In essence, it is the ability to discuss and address issues that are getting in the way of success, and being vulnerable with one another about strengths, problems and weaknesses. It is built over time, through many interactions, and can be fragile during times of change and stress. Here is a very good article, quoting some of my favorite experts on the subject. Enjoy!
I am so pleased to be affiliated as the Leadership Resource (and member) of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). As such, I am responsible for helping to design and then facilitate the initial session of the year; the topic is “Leading and Managing.” This year, my colleague Carol Bennett, assisted me in as we led the group discussions and also provided individualized debriefs of the results of their leadership assessments. Below is the wonderful description by Kacie, one of the participants in this year’s class. It is a pleasure and a privilege to help this year’s class, the second LeadershipFPRA class, as they move forward in their leadership development. Please see her description below. Thanks Kacie!