Great leaders take time to reflect on their actions, develop key learnings, and prioritise new actions or develop new behaviours. This can be difficult as it takes vulnerability to stand in your truth to assess yourself and your actions. The positive side affect of vulnerability is power.
I know I don’t wake up in the morning and set out to make a number of wrong decisions that day. Do you?You see the thing about decisions is we only know they are wrong when we make them and the result did not turn out as expected. Many of us make the best decision we can with the information we have available. If the result is great – we label it a great decision. If the result is not great – we label it as a bad decision.
Conflict – a part of everyone’s life but a word many people love to hate, and situations many people avoid. Whenever we work with another person, or in a team, there is potential for conflict to arise.
When it comes to leadership styles, there is no "one size fits all". Leaders who excel at management should be able to adapt to any and every situation at hand.
Adaptation is truly what makes a good leader great. Adaptation is also a key ingredient to pursuing the necessary balance of creativity and implementation that is required to push an innovation mindset.
When I coach managers, we have a shared goal of helping them become coaching managers. Coaching managers have a desire to move from a command and control culture to developing a culture that empowers, motivates and celebrates employees. They do this because they know if their team is successful, ultimately the business is successful.
How did you show up today? How did you show up for your partner? Children? Work colleagues? In a meeting? At the grocery store? At the dentist? You choose how you’re going to show up in any situation throughout the day. Yes. You.
A few months ago I made a decision to embark on a project with a colleague and friend. We had been discussing it for some time and really wanted to move from talk to action. It sounded exciting when we were discussing it; the opportunity to work together, to learn something new and to inspire and motivate others, really engaged me in the work.
I believe most people come to work with positive intentions to do a good job, but every now and then you get that employee who will try and push the envelope a little too much. An important part of a Manager’s role is to give employees feedback when their behaviour is inappropriate.
This week I’m lucky enough to be staying in the Rocky Mountains and they have inspired me to reflect on the biggest challenges I have overcome in my life, and how I have overcome them. Now don’t get me wrong, overcoming them hasn’t been easy...
We know effective communication is important in the workplace, but do we know what this really means? Ask yourself, if you tell someone they have good communication skills, what do you mean? Or, how do you know if someone needs to develop their communication skills?