Give Yourself An A!
I’ve already written about how to give constructive feedback that motivates others, but did you know that the first step to fine-tuning your coaching skills is turning your attention inward? In the face of challenging goals, it is tempting to worry about how much more needs to be done. Let’s face it: More always needs...Read
We Do What We Are
You have probably heard that famous quote from Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do.” Well, I am going to take that thought and reverse it: “We do what we repeatedly are.” It is difficult, nearly impossible, to see yourself as you are. As a leader, you must be rigorously introspective, and at the same...Read
Get Them Excited! 4 Best Practices for Enrolling Others
You will often hear me saying, “People follow people, not just great ideas.” If you need to get others on board with your vision, you must tap into your ability to connect, influence, and inspire your audience. In order to inspire, leaders must be self-confident and optimistic. They must “lead positive.”When you “lead positive,” you...Read
Are You A Reactive or Responsive Leader?
Highly effective leaders tend to be highly responsive leaders. In psychological terms, being responsive involves thoughtfully and intentionally adapting your behavior to the current circumstance. It entails first taking the time to calmly digest what is happening. In contrast, being reactive means to go straight into high-alert stress mode. Your brain automatically processes the problem...Read