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Being a passionate leader brings huge benefits to an organization's team, clients and goals. Passionate leaders don't just go through the motions when carrying out their role. They know how to bring their passion alive at work and inspire others to think and behave in creative ways, fostering postive interactions and employee engagement. Check out my Top 10 list and see where you are on the passion scale!
Self-care is critical to leaders performing well and role-modeling for their teams. Without self-care, many leaders burn out, which has a negative effect up and down the organizational chain. It's time to let go of old-school leadership in this regard. Read on to find out how.
Mindfulness is incredibly important to integrate into your daily practice as a leader. You may not fully understand the benefits or need help to fine-tune how you lead from this place. In my own journey, being mindful has truly transformed my world, both in my personal and professional lives. What can you do to be more mindful? Read on for key insights.
In order to be effective at communication, leaders must develop their listening skills. Employees are relying on the "people at the top" to help shepherd them through this unprecedented situation we find ourselves in and during our regular day-to-day work routine. Learn how to avoid these common mistakes and help keep your people engaged and productive.
Without a growth mindset, leaders will not be effective during our new normal. The world is constantly changing, shifting, and morphing into something new and different. Who would have ever predicted they would be living through a pandemic? This change process is happening at a much faster pace today than ever before, and leaders need to either adapt or get out of the way.
There are many skills a leader needs to have in order to be effective when leading others. Some of the more "tangible" skills are easily recognized and do provide value but the soft skills should be the common denominator for all leadership skill sets. Like I've said many times, self-awareness should be at the core of a leader's approach. The soft skills are much more effective for obtaining employee engagement and helping people work to their strengths.
Communication is a core leadership skill. Without thoughtful, effective communication, leaders can create an atmosphere of disorganization and disengaged employees. Operating on autopilot doesn't always bode well, if leaders act with a self-interest perspective, rather than an inclusive one. Sometimes just a small tweak is needed to change the tone and help everyone work productively. What can you do to change your communication style?
Effective and empathetic communication skills are more important than ever as organizations are dealing with massive changes and the personal effects COVID-19 is having on their leaders and staff. Learn best practices on how leaders can inspire and engage employees. First and foremost, it is important to remember that leadership is not about title, rank or role. It’s a way of being.