Tag: effective leadership tools

The Power of Expectation

June 14, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

We rise or fall to the level of others’ (or our own) expectations. “The power of expectation subconsciously controls your life to finally create self-fulfilling prophesies. The expectations of those around you modify your behavior for better, or for worse. Your own expectations can fill you with energy, or drive you into despair and despondency.” (EffectiveMindControl.com) It turns out that our brains are wired to use imitation as the tool for behavior and action. We do what we expect we can do. We subconsciously narrow our choices, as well as our expectations of reward or punishment for our behavior. If you have accomplished a lot, chances are either your expectations for yourself and/or the expectations of key influencers in your […]

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2 Secret Leadership Weapons

May 31, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Great leaders are simultaneously visionary, relentless and empathic. They possess both vision and understanding; a view of the long-term needs and goals of their organization, unwaveringly committed to achieving their goals and realistic about the fact that not everyone will comprehend or invest in these things as fully as they do. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll Most of us focus on our own short-term needs and goals rather than those of the organization. Feeling frustrated over this reality is a waste of energy and takes you farther away from your personal goals and those you have for your organization. What’s empathy? Empathy – Extraordinary leaders stay connected […]

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Effective Leadership Tools: The Power of Mindful Listening

October 13, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Steven R. Covey My mantra for coaching leaders and anyone working on their relationships: “Listen, listen, listen…think…act…repeat.” Becoming a better leader requires a host of skills, not least of which is learning to listen effectively. Yet when we think of communications skill development we think of speaking and the need to inspire others. We get consumed by telling people what to do or making a point. We forget to make listening a priority. It makes sense when you think about it, how can one inspire others without listening to their wants, needs, and desires? Listening to others conveys engagement, empathy and respect, […]

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