I have worked with clients who are in leadership roles and are concerned about their leadership presence. They don’t “look” like other leaders and they say they don’t “feel” like a leader. I agree with the eighth belief that Grout and Fisher identify in this week’s Tip that “being different helps to set a leader apart and makes them easily identifiable”. As a leader, you don’t want to be a copy of someone else. You want your strengths, your personality, YOU, to shine through!
When I was taking my initial coaching training courses back in 1997, one of the competencies we worked on was Active Listening: the ability to focus completely on what the client is saying and is not saying, to understand the meaning of what is said in the context of the client’s desires, and to support client self-expression. People have always told me I’m a good listener. It goes hand in hand with my introverted nature. And yet, we can always improve our strengths. Hence, this week’s Tip with ideas for improving your listening skills.
Earlier this month I took a class in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). One of the foundational beliefs of NLP is: There is no such thing as failure, only feedback. In this week’s article, Chris Widener explores this concept and the impact of the fear of failure.
You’ve heard of first aid… but what about second aid? When the the immediate crisis is over — how is your follow-up?
David Cottrell says there are two types of people: high-energy performers and energy sappers. The ratio of energizers to sappers is important for the team to be successful. And it’s not a 1:1 ratio. Who is on your team?
How well do you combine your personal life and your business life? Do you try to be one way in one part of your life and another way in another part of your life? It’s all YOU. Can you really separate yourself?
Are you working efficiently and smart, or are you out of control? Stop, take a breath, and read this article: Make sure you’re working effectively.
Do you wonder about following up with prospects – how, how often, what do I say? This article by Robert Middleton provides 3 client attracting steps to master.
How do you access the wisdom that surrounds you? How do you respond to it? Some things to think about.
Conversation is the life-blood of the knowledge economy of today. Conversation skills are key. Read on to learn more about the impact of better workplace conversations.