Many people have difficulty with relationships. Seems that there is a lot of negativity going on. Yet, if asked, I'm sure you want to have positive relationships. Today I'm going to share with you three simple secrets that can have a big influence on your relationship, no matter what else is going on in your life.
Leading teams is about creating opportunities for conversation. Talk may be cheap, but genuine conversation is priceless. Your leadership voice is heard in conversation. You can’t generate smart ideas, creatively solve problems, or influence others without free-spirited conversation.
Have you ever thought your team had more to give, but you weren't quite sure how to get it out of them? Have you ever felt frustrated that, despite your best efforts, your team is not producing what you feel they have the potential to perform? Learn what makes the difference between leaders of highly productive teams and those that struggle with producing results.
More and more current research confirms that the best leaders use all of their brains. That includes the “soft” side. They have what has been called emotional intelligence and are not afraid to be compassionate and empathetic, at the same time that they are assertive and decisive. Do you dare to show your soft side?
Freedom centered leadership is inclusive, encourages openness, self-discipline, humbleness, discipline, and selflessness. It’s ethical, promotes dialogue and collaboration and opens a space that is free of fear. All of which leads to joy, creativity, and innovation. We need today leaders who dare to be freedom-centered, not fear-based, in their leadership.
Where do you and your organization spend most of your time: looking forward or backward? It seems many individuals and organizations spend inordinate amounts of time and energy looking backward. It's as if they consider assigning blame and indulging in recriminations the best use of their time. Reflect on how should you spend your time and best efforts.
Daily, people get angry and harshly tell someone they live or work with about something they don’t like. Leaders are not immune to this. Learn a better approach.
Each person possesses a unique set of attitudes, ideals, and beliefs that may differ from that of others. Although differences can enrich relationships, sometimes, these personal differences can lead to conflicts. Today I’m sharing a proven step by step process for dealing with conflict.
On last week’s blog post we established how critical it is for leaders to learn to handle conflict effectively. Part of understanding conflict better is making sure we are not working under faulty thinking. Following are 5 of the most common misconceptions you need to be aware of.
Conflict is inevitable and can even be healthy. It appears when competing or incompatible options exist. It does not necessarily imply hostility. It is not always a bad thing. In fact, it can also provide benefits.