As one of the oldest methods of communication, storytelling is part of the fabric of human nature. In modern day, we see storytelling appear in numerous ways outside of just your typical conversation or passing down of a tradition.
Leadership theories have evolved over time, with new ones being introduced and old ones being discredited or built upon everyday. More recently, there’s been a lot of talk about the influence that purpose has in leadership. Apparently—it’s a lot.
We like to think that we are in control of our emotions. In some instances, we are. And some people have a tighter grip on their emotional steering wheel than others. But no matter who we are or the situation we're in—our emotions do have the power to control us.
Have you ever been in a conversation with someone who just keeps relating the topic back to themself? Have you ever been this person?
For quite some time, people—business workers, bosses, teachers, parents, even researchers—have been preaching the “Dress for Success” attitude.
Diversity and Inclusion. The two are typically seen together as a phrase with a merged, overall meaning. The words blend together as we create strategies to include them in our workplace. However, not recognizing their differences and individual power may just be the very reason they fail.
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.