Some of the best qualities people possess are ones that are never formally taught. They’re probably not listed as requirements on a job application, and employers likely won’t assess progress of such skills.
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.
Have you ever been in a conversation with someone who just keeps relating the topic back to themself? Have you ever been this person?
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.
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.
Training and coaching are oftentimes considered synonyms to one another. They’re used interchangeably, and although both words may seem like they refer to the same thing, the two are quite different in nature.
When we hear the word coach or coaching, our minds may jump to the impression of some expert providing training to someone with little to no information on the given topic. The student wants to learn, but is nothing more than a novice of the skill.