The debate whether leaders are born or made has been waged for many years. The question centers around how various leadership qualities are acquired. Perhaps a more pressing question for hopeful leaders is, if they don’t inherently have the needed core skills, can they be learned? The answers, … [Read more...] about Are You A Born Leader?
As a leadership coach, you have some of the most fortunate opportunities in the business world. You get to encourage, enhance, sharpen and motivate leaders. These are also profound responsibilities. Employees, shareholders and customers are impacted by what leaders do: by their ideas, visions, … [Read more...] about Do Coaches Ever Stop Learning?
Leaders face a variety of pressures and expectations in today’s corporate environment. Their responses to these pressures vary, as do the personalities behind them. Ineffective or (worse) toxic cultures are a result of leaders who respond to trials in detrimental ways. Consistently effective … [Read more...] about Emotionally Healthy Leadership
Are you raising your trust quotient? A consistent outcome from many large employee surveys tells us that business leaders are among the least trusted professions in today’s culture. Overall, trust in leadership is the main employee concern in the workplace. Trust has long been considered a … [Read more...] about Raising Your Trust Quotient
The rigors of today’s competitive business climate push even the most seasoned leaders to their limits. No organization is immune to setbacks. Many top business leaders agree that life is a constant string of adversities—the new normal. Some, however, are ill-suited for it and pay a dear … [Read more...] about The Power of Perseverance
As a leader, the only effective way you can direct your life and the lives of others is to truly know what you stand for. Your personal principles, or values, direct your thoughts, priorities, preferences, and actions. The aspects of life that you value shape your character, which determine how you … [Read more...] about Leading By Your Values
Are you reaping the rewards of journaling? Leaders face an ever-demanding role as the business climate continues to speed up to counter threats. The pressures of superiors, stockholders and customers don’t seem to give you much time to catch your breath. Responses must be quick. Choices must be … [Read more...] about How Leaders Benefit from Journaling
Is it possible to overturn negative thinking? There is nothing more detrimental to an organization than a leader with a negative mindset. In their view, efforts are rarely good enough, things just don’t ever seem to go right, plans will likely fail, people are unreliable, or problems are beyond … [Read more...] about Overturn Negative Thinking
Can we really defeat skepticism? Should we? Skepticism in leadership takes on several forms; some are advantageous, and some are detrimental. In its truest sense, skepticism is a logical and rational challenge of ideas to get to the reality or truth about a specific issue. Leaders with such a … [Read more...] about Defeating Skepticism
If you have friends at work you most likely enjoy your job more. But did you know that you make better decisions, are more engaged in your work, more committed, and productive? Making friends at work is more important than we give credit. Workplace friendships are one of the strongest predictors … [Read more...] about Making Friends at Work