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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.
Empathy is a major factor when it comes to organizational success. The world is in high demand for empathetic and compassionate leadership at all levels within organizations, and in our day-to-day lives. We must strike the right balance of ensuring we are delivering on results in a way that exhibits care, empathy and compassion that we have for our people. Take this short quiz to find out where you fall on the leadership empathy scale.
Leading remote teams is now a priority for organizations around the world. Some have had remote workers already in place, while others have had to quickly pivot to get their people accustomed to working from home. Today, more than ever, leaders are being called to step up and lead remotely. Learn key strategies that will help you, as a leader, support your people during this unprecendented global crisis.
Intuition seems like a mysterious, magical thing and it may feel like it’s not possible to measure or recognize as it arises. You can learn to recognize your intuitive senses; it is just a matter of paying attention and tuning in.
Yes, the way you think has gotten you to where you are today, and that’s a good thing! You can rise to a new level, though, and enhance your ability to lead if you are willing to change the way you think and process information. Changing the way you think is not all about taking on new ideas and opinions; to me, it’s more about using your intuition alongside your more analytical ways of thinking and processing. When you can do this, you give yourself and your leadership a major edge.
I think we can all agree that intuition is important for both work and life. We can’t always rely on logic and-or reason, especially if we don’t have all the available data to discern the right decision. And sometimes there simply is not enough time to engage in deep problem-solving tactics. This is, traditionally, where intuition comes in – as a method to use when other, more “reliable” methods of problem solving and leadership are unavailable.
As it turns out, the so-called “gut brain” is just as important as the head brain when it comes to decision making and leadership. Your intuition may not be measurable, nor will it ever spit out facts, figures or “accurate” data. Rather, your intuition or “gut feeling” will work by nudging you in the right direction.
Here’s something I’ve learned that might help you if you simply cannot resist comparing yourself to other leaders: If someone seems to have a “magical” ability to stay present, aware and sharp in their leadership role, it’s probably because they practice mindfulness. They are not superior to you, necessarily, or even more gifted at leadership. Rather, they have simply found the value in taking time for contemplation and being fully present.