Listening is a crucial leadership skill. Listening shows you are committed to the other person’s point of view. Like all aspects of leadership, mindset is key. Is your intention to understand, or to confirm what you already believe to be true? Is your mindset focused on curiosity and learning? Active Listening Many communication specialists focus […]
It’s November, and I’m discussing gratitude. Yes, it’s cheesy and everybody’s doing it, but there is a reason why we as a culture return to the concept of gratitude each and every year. It’s on the nose, but it’s often forgotten. And quite frankly, it’s often misunderstood and used ineffectively in the workplace. Understand the […]
Bring Clarity to Accountability: Helping people understand the job expectations and what it takes to succeed.
I often hear leaders say: “No one on my team does what they’re supposed to be doing. “Or, “I’m so frustrated because I have to do it all.” Sound familiar? These phrases are an indicator that there might be a lack of clarity and communication about the role expectations and success factors in your organization.
We all have a core driving force, or a motivation, that launches us into action and fuels our whole world. But the impact of driving forces, what motivates us, isn’t always visible. As team members and leaders, considering the impact of these driving forces will make a huge difference in the success of our team and the engagement of our people (ourselves included!).
“People just don’t want to work.” I’m hearing this idea more and more despite the fact that it simply isn’t true. People do want to work when the work motivates them. That leads to the next assumption statement. “Isn’t everybody motivated by ______________” (fill in the blank)? We make assumptions that what motivates us is […]
Is your team as successful as they could be? The DISC assessment is not only a fantastic personal development tool, but it’s an essential resource for getting the most and the best from your team. Here are three ways DISC can be used to understand and improve your team. Conflict Resolution When working with teams […]
As a reformed assessment junkie, I focus my energy on assessment tools that offer the biggest bang for my buck. And that is why DISC is one of the tools I use most often with my clients.
Not only does it matter that the team shares values, but also that they define those values, like respect, integrity, and collaboration, in similar ways
Self-awareness is the foundation of all aspects of emotional intelligence (EQ). Leaders (and their teams) benefit when the leader is able to no only recognize their emotions but determine how to respond to them. Managing your reactions allows you to stay in control and do the work that needs to get done, instead of being held hostage by what you’re experiencing internally.
Self-awareness is a key leadership skill, one that most leaders overlook and most employees focus on intently. We know self-awareness is essential for growth. If you don’t know where you are, you won’t know what steps to take to reach your goals. But more importantly, a lack of self-awareness impacts our emotional intelligence which directly […]