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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.
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.