A large part of being a leader comes down to your verbal communication skills. The words and phrases you say hold value, and people around you will remember the impact of your words – positive or negative. Your rhetoric reflects who you are as a person and a worker.
How many times have we set behavioral goals that we’ve eventually lost interest or motivation in? Habits we want to break or create, but just can’t get them to stick? Our behavioral goal may have been unrealistic, nebulous, too long-term, or plenty of other reasons that doomed it to end in failure. While creating goals can be a fun and inspiring task, actually following through with them is a whole different story.
Listening is often thought to be a basic human ability rather than an acquired skill. Sure, hearing someone speak comes quite easily without any real thought or attention invested. However, if you’re trying to understand someone in a conversation and process what they’re saying, then active listening is necessary.
In the workplace, the word “leader” is often thought to describe someone in charge, or in a position of power.
According to the 2015 consensus, almost 13% of the American population has a disability. Diversity inclusion in the workplace has been a hot topic lately, but people with disabilities (PWD) are often lost in the mix of inclusion discussions.
Does the name Mary Parker Follett ring a bell? Probably not. While she may not be a household name in the business world, she should be.
You can find out pretty instantly if you have chemistry with someone else. The conversation will flow easily, you’ll get along and find similar attributes, and you’ll enjoy what the other person has to say.
Even the best laid plans fail. The decisions we make so carefully with deep contemplation can still end up being the wrong choice. All the planning in the world sometimes can’t account for the unexpected, the intangible, and the uncontrollable.
“Entrepreneurs are the only people who will work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.”
In order for an executive coaching experience to reap the most rewards and be considered a success, a few key factors have to come together.