|Hello! One of the most important challenges we face as leaders is how to engage those above is in what we are doing and utilize them in achieving our goals. Here are some great tips on “managing up.” Enjoy!|
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!
|One of the key challenges that I see leaders face is the lack of prioritization. Leaders find it hard to prioritize their own responsibilities, and find it difficult to help others do it. It is especially complex when the organization is under constant change and new challenges and resulting responsibilities seem to come in an unending flood. I like this reminder that it is fine – and often necessary – to say “no.” How powerful is that?! Enjoy!|
|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.|
|I am sure we all want to be great bosses. Here are some steps to remember. I particularly like #4 – making the tough choices to have the right people on your team- including letting go of ones that no longer fit – is a key to being a great, courageous leader.|
|We have talked recently about quiet leadership. In this day and age, leadership also requires tremendous courage – to say what needs to be said, to stand up for what is right, to push people beyond their comfort zones and move into the unknown. Here are some excellent tips to keep in mind – enjoy!|
|Everybody seems so loud right now . It’s a good time to remember how “quiet leadership” can be effective. Here is a good reminder of it.|
|Hello! As a leadership coach, I believe that a leader’s most important responsibility is to build capacity and develop others, through teaching, encouraging, mentoring and modeling. This article sums it up well with good reminders. Enjoy!|
|This week the issue of “Managing Up” appeared with several of my leadership coaching clients and teams – some from the perspective of learning how to manage up, and some from the viewpoint of the Leader who wants to encourage participation from team and staff members. This is a great overview of a book on the subject through an interview with the author, and gives some tips on managing up as well as how to encourage more directness in workplace conversations. I hope you find it as enlightening as I did!|
Hello! One of my beliefs about helping leaders develop is that everyone needs a mentor. Professional mentors can be incredibly helpful and can make a huge difference in one’s career trajectory. This article includes a new spin – that we all need “Advisory Boards.” I like this concept. Food for thought – enjoy! http://onforb.es/1ppdbef