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Leading from the heart with soft skills empathy, compassion and vulnerability are must-haves if you are going to connect with your teams at the human level - the new direction of leadership. That's why it is important to understand your leadership why.
Efficient communication in an organization is essential to a harmonious workplace and the bottom line. With our changed workplace, it's more important than ever that leaders empower employees to speak up with confidence. And the way to doing that is to model the behavior you want to see.
Taking care of oneself as a leader has its own set of challenges, particularly since many of us are working from home and juggling family duties as well. In a way, the challenges are still the same as they've always been. However, it is possible to find a balance that works for you if you commit to taking action.
Old-school leadership tactics such as using "Command and Control" practices are still at play across organizations, despite our modern times. Now is the time to re-visit pervading leadership myths, let the status quo go, and give our people what they really need.
Setting expectations the right way starts with clear and effective communication. Expectations provide guidelines, goals, and the accountability necessary to keep things on track. Have you reviewed how you are communicating your expectations to your team?
Work relationships are incredibly significant, both personally and professionally, and this has never been more important than in today's changed workplace. The success of any organization hinges on their leader's ability to create respectful and empowering relationships with those around them.
The idea of self-care for leaders comes inside a tricky paradox: Leaders have the least amount of time available to devote to self-care and yet, they are the people who require self-care the most. Compromising your health is not worth the risk. These tips can help.
When leaders let their assumptions about behavior and scenarios take the place of communication, they cut themselves off from their people, which alienates the workforce and can drive engagement downward. In today's virtual workplace it's more important than ever to use effective communication across every touch point with your people.