Building Capacity

Building Capacity

Building Leadership Capacity, Culture of Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership
It is always a great idea to have a strategy that builds the leadership capacity of your organization. Leadership is about growth and moving towards change. But how does your organization build leadership capacity? Do you hire for the current position or with thoughts for advancement? If you are planning to build capacity then you must stay focused on hiring for advancement. It is startling how many times I have heard leaders complain, "I don’t have anyone that can do that job." Unfortunately, they have hired for the current position and not planned for the future. There are many capacities that might be needed in any given situation. Look to your team for skills and traits that can be nurtured, because promotions from within create goodwill. Team building, innovation, vision…
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Conscious Actions

Conscious Actions

Leadership, Leading
How leaders conduct themselves visibly shows others their core focus. When a leader says one thing and does another, their credibility comes into question. Though this concept seems simple, there are many leaders who do not align their actions with their stated strategy. If you say you stand for high quality and standards and your actions show otherwise, your true motives and intentions will be clearly seen by others. The best leaders lead by example. Great leaders know that actions are trusted far more than words. Set yourself apart as an effective leader who takes responsibility for the actions of those you lead as well as your own. Be ever aware that as a leader your actions are being observed, critiqued, and possibly mimicked. A leader’s actions guide their path…
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Don’t Sweep It

Don’t Sweep It

Great Leaders, Leadership, Leadership Coaching
With age has come the wisdom that failure can be a friend. It should be used as a force from which to learn and grow. Great leaders learn from not only successes but also failures. Wasted energy is spent attempting to hide past failures by sweeping them under the rug or defending them. It is key for productive leaders to quickly move from failure to learning. Take time to inventory your past failures and learn from them. By reviewing failed processes, outcomes and discrepancies, this research will lead to learning. Mistakes are inevitable and learning from them can be powerful for future growth leading to greater success in the future. Set yourself apart by improving your leadership success by turning your failures into opportunities! "All men make mistakes, but only wise…
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