It’s tempting to view leadership as a title to work towards or just a set of tools to implement, but the skills that make a great leader aren’t isolated abilities. Leadership is a collective mindset—a set of beliefs that influences one’s outlook, attitude, thinking and being - shaping every action and decision. We understand that an employee’s behaviour can impact a team, and a team culture can impact the bottom line of business.
We can get stuck in a cycle of meetings/inbox/meetings/inbox - round and round the hamster wheel goes and if you're not careful the narrative will spread to your team and they too will be stuck in the cycle! As Daniel Goleman said, “emotions are contagious,” and the narratives we share have a ripple effect on the entire team.
Empathy impacts the bottomline of business. Read my thoughts on this and engage with the tool and reflection questions included in this article.
I used to think managing people's expectations was simple as long as you covered the who, what, where, when and how of projects. But it's easy for confusion to appear when people's responsibilities and tasks are shifting rapidly. Here are some of my suggestions for managing expectations during exponential change, and mitigating confusion and frustration!
Great leadership is a way of interacting, thinking, empowering - a way of being. It comes from a set of skills that can be developed by anyone willing to put in the effort. This is why I started the LeadMe Academy.
During my time coaching and facilitating leadership training programmes, I began to observe patterns in development gaps. Among these recurrent patterns, three specific trends emerged across individuals, teams and organisations - no matter the tenure, level or size of the company.
People skills are a timeless asset to invest in. Here's why.
Here are six compelling reasons why self-leadership is the cornerstone of successful leadership and inspiring others.
Understand how your values influence the way you show up in the workplace.