It’s okay to get support to see more clearly

It’s okay to get support to see more clearly

“When you are in the picture it is really hard to see the frame.” This statement struck me like a lightning bolt when I first heard it. I had just received some phenomenal insight during a conversation with my coach and I was wistfully commenting how it seemed so...
Humble Behaviors (part 3 of 5)

Humble Behaviors (part 3 of 5)

Before determining how best to reflect humility, it’s important to grasp what it is and what it looks like. Perhaps pastor, speaker and author Rick Warren expresses it best: Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less. While strong leaders...
Humility’s Advantages (part 2 of 5)

Humility’s Advantages (part 2 of 5)

Employee mindsets have shifted from previous generations, according to current data. They want much more than a paycheck and seek interpersonal connections with their leaders. They desire purpose, significance and the fulfillment associated with making a difference in...

Signs of a Poor Listener (Part 5 of 5)

People who are poor listeners are generally not difficult to spot. They are often easily distracted, fail to focus on the present, offer plenty of free advice, minimize the feelings of others, and are quick to fill any silence with their own ideas. Colleagues,...

How Leaders Can Listen Better (Part 4 of 5)

Humans learn to sift and sort at any early age.  We learn coping methods to drown out distracting movements and sounds.  In the process, we often develop the habit of selective listening.  As a result, we often miss important cues, or even direct communication.  While...

What is the Art of Listening? (Part 3 of 5)

As counter-intuitive as it may appear, the art of listening actually begins with self-awareness. Self-aware people understand what motivates them and their decision-making. They recognize their feelings (as they happen) and how they affect their thoughts. They...