5 Leadership Myths Busted!
Sometimes I think it’s a good idea to reflect and look at the conventional wisdom about leadership. Whenever I do this, I notice that some popular though outdated ideas about leadership still get circulated and practiced. It’s amazing that some of these myths continue to persist currently when they were outdated 20 or more years ago. Times change, and so does the meaning of what leading effectively entails.
6 Signs That You Are Ready for Leadership Coaching
In my role as a leadership consultant, I read almost everything there is to read online about leadership, coaching and professional development. Recently, I came across an article that revealed the signs that an executive is not ready for coaching. It was really interesting and quite thought provoking. And it ultimately reinforced many of my own deeply held beliefs about who can benefit the most from leadership coaching.
4 Things You Need to Know About a Growth Mindset
Effective leadership begins with your thinking and mindset. Every action you take and every word you speak is generated in your mind, so if your mindset is fixed, rigid, or negative, you may experience leadership roadblocks as a result. With the wrong mindset, you are more prone to fail at communication and alienate your people. Or you may become comfortable with the status quo, which will only leave you and your entire organization spinning your wheels.
Creating a Culture of Communication - How to Provide Constructive Feedback
Providing constructive, actionable feedback is a significant challenge for many leaders. Leaders recognize the importance of giving feedback to their teams, but they don't always know how to go about doing it. Some go through the motions, while others avoid it altogether, thinking they'll find time to give feedback "someday." And in other cases, leaders provide what they believe is solid feedback, only to discover that the person on the receiving end fails to apply it. In fact, research shows that people who receive feedback apply it just 30% of the time.