Inside every individual is the seeds of greatness. A leader’s responsibility to develop an environment where those seeds can bloom.”
In season 22 episode 1 we are joined by Darren Ford. Darren is a trainer, author, and coach. He uses his wisdom and experience to help develop people to become the best version of themselves.
Empathy is a trait many leaders believe they have, but in reality, their thoughts and actions aren’t that of an empathetic leader. Don’t believe me? Have you ever thought, “Why is that person doing it that way?” or “This should be easy, why aren’t they learning faster? ” or “Why is this person fighting me on my idea?”
Every day, we...
here are too many professionals who don’t like coming to work. The list of reasons are long; it could be because they aren’t passionate about the industry, the work they do, or more often than not it’s because of their boss.
There is a simple concept all managers need to be reminded of if they are going to change the tides. It’s called shared purpose.
Everybody loves a good top 100 list. It could be the best cities to live in, the top restaurants, or in this case, the highest-rated CEOs in America. I love Glassdoor’s annual list of the Top CEOs because it’s based on how employees of major corporations feel about their culture and their most senior leader.
“Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality. ” CS Lewis
In season 21 episode 10, John Eades covers the all-important topic of courage in leadership.
I started my own leadership journey thinking I was playing line leader. It caused me to fail miserably, but then I realized the Tom Peter quote was true, “the best leaders don’t create more followers, they create more leaders.”
Quite often we are worried about ourselves. What will we do? How does this impact me? How is this conversation going to get them to like/respect/follow me? All the while, we’re not thinking about the true meaning of leadership: to inspire, empower and serve in order to elevate others over an extended period of time.
We are all guilty. But there’s a method you can put into...
Most people (spouses excluded) won’t call you out, but they’re definitely judging you based on how well you listen when they’re talking. Active Listening is a skill you have to constantly sharpen, but one that’s often forgotten because it’s considered “too basic”.
When I say “active listening” I’m not talking about nodding...
You may think the sound of silence means heads are down and work is getting done, but it’s time to reconsider. What you should be hearing is the phone ringing, collaborative conversations, or even laughter, just to name a few.