What is in your Leadership Toolbox? Don’t try to master all leadership competencies at once. Learn, develop, grow, and apply this gradually and in order. Work on the first few competencies and master them. They will have the highest impact on overall team performance and engagement. Read more about these IMPACT Competencies here.
Blind spots are personal traits or aspects we don’t even know about that may limit the way we act, react, behave or believe, and therefore limit our effectiveness. Many people struggle with the acknowledgement of their blind spots. The best approach to reconcile that they are really you, is to begin by accepting that you may be projecting that behavior.
Understanding the very individualized nature of human motivation allows you to connect your engagement, tone setting, and relationship building strategies to unleash the highest performance levels from each team member.
What personal skills are associated with emotional intelligence?
Emotional intelligence is one of the most validated and highly predictive behavioral science elements with direct association to leadership. Quite simply, emotionally intelligent leaders are far more successful and those who manage their relationship strength and personal power multiply that effectiveness significantly.
The tightrope that leaders must walk related to delegation and empowerment is maintaining ultimate responsibility while not micromanaging outcomes. Micromanagement or the appearance of micromanagement will quickly and certainly deflate the team member and organizational benefits that should be derived from delegation and empowerment.
Etch-A-Sketch Your Brain, No More Assumptive Responding
The longer we are in a position or industry the more often we find assumptive responding as an auto reaction in our behavior. In future communication events, lets avoid formulating a response until someone is completely through with their thought.
Let’s not forget to have fun, be silly, and be creative while we’re at work. It makes those daily tasks so much easier to do. Tap into that little kid again, raise your energy, and feel good about those day to day items.
DiSC is a powerful and profoundly simple tool to understand people. DiSC profiles were created with workplace relationships in mind and offer strategies for working with, leading, managing, or selling to others.
Are you a leader? The terms manager and leader are often mixed up and used symptainously. However, they are very different job titles. A manager manages things, tasks and logistics of a team. A leader influences, encourages, and empowers their team members.
Leaders continue to dedicate their time to the Important over the Urgent. The best way to do that is to grow your team members through empowerment. Let them take some of your tasks, roles, and goals and assume ownership.
How much of an impact does emotional intelligence have on professional success?
Decades of research points to EQ (emotional intelligence) as the critical factor that sets top performers apart from the rest. EQ impacts everything we say and do each day.
Create an environment that is motivational to your team members. Consider your team members and the type of work they do, the variety of it, their understanding of their contributions and then the level of autonomy and feedback you give them.
How supervisors perceive their “team member wants”
For years management theorists and leadership consultants have been interested in and have written about the contrast between “What U.S. team members want from their jobs” from the perspective of team members and their supervisors.
Relationship Building: Taking Care of the Little “c”
Looking across your Gen X and Millennial team members and their motivators, as well as the local and global business uncertainties surrounding many organizations, it demands we work hard to build relationships across the team and the organization.
Communication and Trust I'm going to want you to be honest with me here and honest with yourself. Think back to the times where you had a lot of apprehension, anxiety and mistrust. These memories can come from the work environment or your personal life. Maybe you thought your job was going to be eliminated. [...]
Commitment is a powerful driver of success in business and in life. Those people that are more than casual participants, the ones truly locked in and committed to the cause, will be much more successful and much more valued in the working environment. The hair-pulling key is how to get team members or anyone else [...]
I'm going to want you to be honest with me here and honest with yourself. Think back to the times where you had a lot of apprehension, anxiety and mistrust. These memories can come from the work environment or your personal life. Maybe you thought your job was going to be eliminated. Maybe you were [...]