The motivation to become a leader in your field can come at any stage in your career. Perhaps you are just starting out and have a clear vision of where you want to progress to in your role; or maybe your own leader has approached you out of the blue with an opportunity. If you are ambitious and know that leadership is a goal for your future, it would be good to be able to answer the question – what is it about being a leader that’s important to you? Are you keen to inspire others, pass on your own experiences, or help a team achieve something great together? The right motivation will ensure that when things get tough, and they most likely will, that you will want to remain in your leadership role. The desire to be a good leader, and to succeed in a new, more accountable role is a powerful motivator and a key part of deciding if you are ready to lead others.
It’s been over 50 years since David J. Schwartz published ‘The Magic of Thinking Big’ with the simple premise of “Think BIG to live BIG”. Now, in 2019 what power does ‘Thinking Big’ have for today’s business leaders?
In his book, David Schwartz tells us that we need to upgrade our thinking; that before we can achieve big things, we need to thinkbig things. He believes that success is not determined by the size of your brain, it’s determined by the size of your thinking. So, how do you think big, and how can that help you be a better leader? Here are a few strategies from the book to help you think bigger to be better.
As leaders, we seek to be consistent in the work we do and the relationships we build with our stakeholders. A fundamental part of the trust they place in us is based on our consistency. This doesn’t mean however that we always have to be at the office, that we must always be contactable, that we never shut off.
Posted on Thu, August 29, 2019 in Leadership
When it comes to leadership, we often tend towards presenting a uniform version of ourselves. Consistency, strength and honesty are the values by which our stakeholders will know us. While these are helpful attributes, we often emphasise them at the expense of presenting a more dynamic and truthful version of ourselves as leaders. Vulnerability is as important a part of our leadership as our expertise.
Posted on Thu, August 15, 2019 in Leadership
Engaging with Leadership Coaching means investing your time, money and emotions in a process; and investing no small amount of faith in a coach! As with most areas in business, what you get out of coaching is hugely dependent on what you put into it. Here are our top tips to ensure you make the most of the opportunities that coaching affords you, and get the most out of your relationship with your coach.
Successful leaders understand that they cannot do everything themselves. To lead their team or company forward, they need to learn to rely on their people. It sounds easy, although in reality, letting go of something you are renown for doing and do so well, in fact probably better than anyone else - can be difficult. Right?
Systems psychologist David Kantor refers to delegation in his book, ‘Reading the Room: Group Dynamics for Coaches and Leaders’ as something to be mastered – an art rather than a process. There is a fine line between delegation, throwing work at people, and micromanaging them. The art is finding the balance in between.
Posted on Tue, July 16, 2019 in LeadershipPage 2 of 14 pages < 1 2 3 4 > Last ›
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