Confidence is contagious. Great leaders know that they must themselves be confident in their work and vision, but they must also help their employees to feel confident in their own work. Managers control power; great leaders empower others, consciously sharing power to others so that the leader’s work becomes less burdensome and the organization benefits from many sources of original thinking. Great leaders empower others by sharing knowledge, giving autonomy, and stirring passionate, responsible thinking.
Understanding the nuances of psychology is an invaluable business coaching skill for today’s leaders. Though many of us lack the formal training to use psychology to address genuine mental health concerns, a bit of basic psychology can be helpful in dealing with followers and employees. It is often key to unlocking their potential.
Leadership Qualities: How Consistent is Your Behavior?
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 01:00
A good leader can set the tone for an entire project, or even a whole business. Their behavior sets expectations and standards for the rest of the team. As a leader, maintaining awareness of your behavior and ensuring that it stays consistent helps to stabilize the work and goals of the project.
Compassion: The Key to Emotional Intelligence and Successful Leadership
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 01:00
Leadershipis not management. Compassion is not weakness. Too often we use negatives to frame positives, as a way to eliminate non-examples. The effect may increase our clarity, but it often puts a heavy penalty on the very thing we want to amplify. Machines, time, and animals can be managed, but people must be led. Similarly, leadership can express itself in the person of a benign dictator, a malevolent overlord, or an emotionally connected guide.
3 Benefits of Emotional Intelligence Skill-Building for Leaders
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 02:07
Among C-suites, return on investment (ROI) drives a majority of decisions. So the thoughtful leader may be challenged to defend investment in emotional intelligence to the CFO or others. What will you have to show for building skills in emotional intelligence among key employees, or for yourself?
Which Leadership Competencies are Vital for Growing a Business?
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 02:28
The universe operates at two scales: microscopic and macroscopic. If you are presented two pictures without context, you could be challenged to distinguish between something infinitesimally small or monumentally large. Try this for yourself. This is not a question of vision—you can see the field clearly—or even perspective (you are towering over the field, an omniscient presence), but of context.
Transform Your Leadership Style With Emotional Intelligence
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 02:23
When considering the traits of a great manager, many think of determination, positivity, confidence and decisiveness. Emotional intelligence might top your list, and there are many reasons why it should.
5 Steps To Better Relationships With Your Subordinates
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 02:06
How can you make your business team more productive? Today's employees aren't drones stuck in cubicles like a Dilbert cartoon. Your subordinates live in a social media world and expect personal engagement. Here are 5 ways to better relationships with your subordinates:
Effecting Change in Your Organization: Developing a Plan for Change Leadership
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 05:00
Organizational changes tend to occur in reaction to specific circumstances or unforeseen events. Is it even possible, then, to develop a plan for change? The answer is yes, and here’s why. In order to transform themselves efficiently and quickly, organizations need to plan in advance for the methods they’ll use to develop the mind-set and skills necessary to lead change.