Embedding Trust

Embedding Trust

Building Trust, Embedding Trust, Leadership, Leadership Coaching, Trust
Trust is foundational in leadership. Without it, there is no traction. Without it, leaders have a barrier to success. When trust is present, your team feels comfort and safety. In order to embed trust within your organizational culture, you must develop, grow and expect trust at all layers of leadership. Trust does not come with your title. Trust can only be earned when you demonstrate your ability and integrity to be a trustworthy leader.   One of the best ways to build trust is by connecting with those you lead. This connection comes from listening and asking engaging questions. Show genuine appreciation for a job well done.  Consistent effort is necessary, because this is not an overnight project. Trust is cultivated with time and effort. In today’s cutthroat business climate, it…
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Listening Leader

Listening Leader

Leadership, Leadership Coaching, Listening
Listening is a skill that leaders must learn and perfect. Because I recognize the importance and strongly believe in listening as a leadership competency, you can find me on Twitter @listeningleader. Fortunately, I have been gifted with listening as a God given talent. However, most leaders do not naturally possess the talent of true listening. Listening requires you to be present in the moment and focused on the issue or person at hand. If you want to become a better leader, stop talking and listen. A leader that does not value the skill of listening is missing an opportunity. Listening leaders have realized that you can glean far more from another’s intellect when effectively listening. Because a strong leader needs to be an effective communicator, engaged communication begins with listening.…
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Leadership Traps

Leadership Traps

Leadership, Leadership Coaching
When backing out of the driveway or changing lanes in traffic, you check your blind spots as a safety measure. However, many leaders fail miserably at checking their leadership blind spots. Whether your leadership trap is managing instead of leading, loss of focus, or lack self-awareness, taking time to evaluate and identify these blind spots is an important leadership step. Make a habit of looking in your leadership blind spots in order to be aware of potential hazards. Consider using a leadership coach to help you navigate your leadership traps as these traps are limiting behaviors. Awareness, examination, and self-evaluation are valuable exercises. Do not skip these important opportunities in the journey to becoming an effective leader. “Self-awareness allows people to recognize what things they do best so they can…
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Growth Habit

Growth Habit

Coaching Culture, Culture of Coaching, Leadership Coaching
Professional athletes understand that with the use of a coach for athletic training, growth and measurable improvement is realized much more quickly. You, too, can utilize the tools of a coach in your professional life. An executive leadership coach can help you visualize your strengths, navigate your blind spots, and increase your competencies for improved leadership skills. Growing your capabilities as a leader will assure your career path has an upward trajectory. Adopting the habit of growth is critical to effective leadership.“In this world you're either growing or you're dying so get in motion and grow.”-Lou Holtz  Using coaching as a growth strategy will bring added value and give your organization a competitive edge. When an individual chooses coaching they are empowered to stretch beyond their comfort zone where growth lives. Organizations that…
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