Accentuate the Positive
As a leadership coach, I like to concentrate on the positive – focusing on strengths and things that work well and figuring out how to do them more often or even better. It’s also important to look at the common mistakes that leaders make, and how to remediate them. Here’s a great summary – it can help you be even more effective leader, as well as prevent turnover of your valued employees. Enjoy!
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How to Do Great Things
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!
Being Self Aware
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!
What is Your Executive Presence?
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!
The 360 Degree Assessment Process
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: Essential to Leadership
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!
Reflecting on Leadership
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!
As leaders, we need to model and maintain credibility, making sure our actions match with our promises. Here is a good primer on how to do that, with pointers on how to teach our team members too. Enjoy!
I have been thinking a lot this week about courageous leadership. How do we continue to stand up for what we believe in, even when we know we may be taking a risk? How do we continue to forge ahead with ideas and beliefs, even in the face of uncertainty? Here’s an article that is a great reminder on how to do that, one day at a time. Enjoy, my fearless leaders!
Efficient or Effective?
Here is a great quiz to help you figure out how effective you are in your leadership. Enjoy!