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!

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!

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Controlling Uncertainty

There is so much uncertainty these days: hurricanes, earthquakes, political decisions, changing business landscapes. So much we could worry and be anxious about. It is so important to remember the “Locus of Control” and what we can manage, and what we can’t, during uncertain times. We really can only manage ourselves. This article has great tips on how to do that. Enjoy!

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Courageous Leadership

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!

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Share Your Abundance of Talent

I have been thinking a lot lately about “abundance.” My life is so abundant – with love, with priviledge, with material goods, with health. And I am grateful. I am also thinking about abundance in my life and the responsibility that comes with that, particularly at this time of change in our country. And as a leadership coach, I am thinking of abundance as it applies to leadership, as I watch successful leaders transparently share their knowledge, experience and wisdom.

To quote Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn:

“Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.“

Perhaps as leaders we can give some thought to how we can share our “abundance of talent” with others, growing capacity in our teams and staff members. What can we teach this week? What wisdom can we share? What problems can we solve together, merging our talents? I encourage you to ponder this and list some ways you can share your “abundance of talent.” Enjoy!

 

Secrets to the Good Life

Thanks to Eric Barker for once again finding a great resource to keep us grounded in what helps us feel successful and fulfilled. This post has some wonderful quotes from Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh ‘s book: The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life. As we start the new year and are tempted to set big goals for our work and personal life, this provides insights on the importance of the smaller steps, like paying attention to rituals and cultivating opportunities as they come along.

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The “Be’s” of Leadership

leadership-puzzleThis time of year is a great opportunity to reflect on the type of leader we want to be. The “3 Be’s” of Leadership provide a basis for thinking how to be most authentic in our relationships with our colleagues, team members and customers. Enjoy this holiday season and be sure to rest and rejuvenate as much as possible to prepare the great unknown of 2017!

All the best, Carolyn

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Build a Great Culture and Protect It – Advice from KIND President John Leahy

Hello! Here is a brief article on an inspiring leader who has great advice. KIND Healthy Snacks President John Leahy brings full commitment to whatever he is doing, and with that comes a willingness to say he was wrong. “The first thing that I personally do, and I really encourage my team to do from a leadership standpoint, is ‘the buck stops here,’ ” he says.

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The 6 Roots of a Grounded Leader

I don’t know about you but sometimes I find it hard to separate the forest from the trees – how to stay focused on the important things and not get too distracted by the multiple mundane tasks that are expected of us every day. The attached article is a great reminder of how to stay grounded, through self-care and putting the “big rocks” (as Stephen Covey says) first. Enjoy!

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