Listening

5 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Promoted

Getting passed over for promotion and watching others progress around you can be soul destroying. It can leave you feeling disheartened and for some, with a bruised ego. Another year of hard slog lies ahead and you are unsure of what to do now to progress your career. The lifestyle you aspire to appears even further away. [...]

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Do you have mentor? Discover three benefits of having one . . .

“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” Bob Proctor Navigating your professional career can be challenging.  You may encounter difficult colleagues you need to persuade. A stretch assignment. An underperforming team to engage and deliver results. A tough [...]

By | April 1st, 2017|Career Change, career management, Communication, leadership effectiveness, Listening, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do you have mentor? Discover three benefits of having one . . .

Don’t let poor communication bring you down!

Earlier this year, Entrepreneur Magazine came out with an article saying that the fastest way to be tagged as a bad manager is to have poor communications skills. There are many ways to show you have a problem with communications. Have you ever found yourself saying (or thinking) these words: “Just listen and follow.” “It’s [...]

An unconventional way to develop your leadership brand

Previously I have written about practical ways of being a more effective communicator. Today I hone in on an unconventional way of developing your personal leadership brand. I want to start by acknowledging one of my clients, Steven (I have changed the name for confidentiality).  Steven sought greater clarity on what he wanted to achieve in this chapter of his work and life. [...]

5 Important and Universal Leadership Facts

Leadership today is a complex process.  It is no longer enough to set a compelling vision and hope that your team will follow you. In my experience effective leadership is: getting others to perform at the best letting them know their key qualities and the value of their contribution helping them grow personally and professionally. Drs [...]

How to manage your emotions in 5 easy steps

As many of you know, I am passionately curious about listening and the impact it has on us individually and in groups. I am also curious about how we listen to ourselves both in terms of what we say to ourselves and noticing how we feel. Managing our emotions is a critical skill both in [...]

3 Essentials for the Leader Coach – Lynn Scott

I am excited that Lynn is back as a guest on my blog this month.  You may remember her great post on the 10 truths for leaders who coach.  Today, Lynn shares 3 essential ingredients for the leader who coaches. 3 Essentials for the Leader Coach  Essential No 1 - Trust and a strong relationship are [...]

10 Ways To Tell If You’re A Good Listener

Most people think they’re good at listening. No one sets out to be a bad listener. However, it’s a sad fact that good listeners are rare in our society and when you come across one, it’s like a breath of fresh air and really makes a that person a joy to communicate with. How can [...]

One of the most valuable gifts you can give another human being

It took just 10 minutes for Tony to decide whether to hire an experienced manager or someone less experienced who had the potential to develop and become his successor. Yet this decision had been playing on Tony’s mind for over a month. It had kept him awake at night and he was under pressure from [...]

Part 2: An exclusive interview with Nancy Kline – benefits and qualities of a Thinking Environment

Nancy Kline has pioneered the Thinking Environment since 1985, and is best known for her books and work on Time to Think - Listening to Ignite the Human Mind and More Time to Think – the Power of Independent Thinking and more recently Living with Time to Think – the Goddaughter Letters. In this second [...]