THE STUDY OF LEADERSHIP traditionally starts by focusing on the leader’s personal awareness of themselves and their style in interacting with others. From first line to top line executives, mastering yourself and your interactions permits effective communication, clear performance expectations and teamwork. The second stage concentrates on process knowledge and skills to produce value. Work can only be accomplished when key skills are applied. Both of these leadership dimensions will succeed in a relatively stable environment since interpersonal relationship principles are relatively stable and skill requirements typically change slowly over time.Read More
Does this sound familiar? You’re with your team in a conference, the leader puts the big idea on the table, no one speaks and then one person agrees. Before you know it you’ve all agreed, only to learn later that many had unexpressed concerns. What went wrong? No on wants to go against the flow. Blinded by an apparent consensus, many stifle their thinking, concerns and questions despite the fact that even experts overlook key factors.Read More
Coaching Trends and Opportunities
Coaches help clients expand their skills, tools, and perspectives. We are proud of our abilities to help people becomes extraordinary and fulfilled. While we challenge others to reach beyond their comfort zone, to take risks by trying new approaches, and use reflection to broaden horizons, it is time to issue the same challenge to ourselves. What are we doing to expand our toolkit and stretch our thinking? What can we do to prepare for coaching’s future? The key lies in our willingness to check our assumptions, expand our toolkit, and meet evolving client needs.Read More
I bet a few thoughts popped into your head when you read the title of this post.
- Who in their right mind?
- Err…how big was the crib?
- Wait, I thought Charlie Sheen was in his 40’s?