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I want you to pause for a moment and ask yourself a tough question? Are you a Leader who possesses the skills of tact and diplomacy? Are you the type of person who treats others fairly, in a sensitive and effective way?
Negotiation a really important leadership skill because we need to optimise our relationships inside our organisation, with our customers or vendors. We do this by developing the ability to explore and to identify what everybody wants and by creating new solutions that satisfy everybody’s interests so it’s not compromise, it’s really what we call synergism- where the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts.
Articulating your values #1 As part of our planning process we spend a lot of time working on operating principles or values. Somebody asked me the other day to share some of my values with them and I thought it might be useful to do an Insight on it. I want to just...
Presenting skills are vital for effective leaders. As Dale Dixon from The Complete Leader points out, in our current climate of 124 character Tweets and short and snappy LinkedIn posts, our way of communicating is changing.
I have received a lot of questions from people around how to develop your competencies, so I would like to share some insights in this week’s blog. When we talk about developing a competency, we propose that you define the competency as clearly as you possibly can. Think about how you can improve it, develop it and work on it.
In this week’s blog we’re covering planning and organising, one of the key competencies of effective leaders under the heading ‘leaders are clear thinkers’. This was one of the competencies that our seminar guests told us that they would like to work on.
Understanding yourself is the first step on the leadership journey. One thing I’ve always noticed about great leaders is that they are skilled at managing themselves and their relationships with others. Understand that if you’re the kind of person who leans forward all the time, don’t let yourself stop thinking about the future. Because if you do, you will fall on your face.
Problem solving and decision making are two essential leadership qualities which are associated with how leaders are clear thinkers. In this week’s blog we look at why these skills are important and how you can develop them to become a more complete leader.
When people have new, original and out-there ideas they are so often surrounded by small-minded people who poo-poo their visions. As Henry Ford reportedly said, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses”. Futuristic thinkers can imagine and predict changes that others don’t see. They look beyond current circumstances and realities and envision their lives the way they’d like them to turn out.
Do you believe that there’s something else out there, that there’s some reason behind everything that happens? My experience has been that I’m much stronger and more resilient when I believe that there is. Stress is a silent killer. So, slow down, allow things to be, deal with what’s in front of you and don’t stress about things.