Category Archives for "Connect"

The Enneagram: Guided Leadership

Enneagram Guided Leadership

In part 1 of this series, we gave an overview of the Enneagram and the value it has for raising your self-awareness.  In their “Innovative Leadership Fieldbook,” Metcalf and Palmer suggest that “by enhancing self-awareness you can exercise more choice about your actions rather than engaging in patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior in an automatic, […]

Read More

Motivate Your Team by Leading With Empathy

Leadership Empathy

Many organizations are now looking beyond traditional strategies to manage their employees and are now leading with empathy. One of the skills in great demand is empathy–the ability to understand another person’s condition, thoughts and feelings from their viewpoint, rather than your own. Although empathy is now considered an essential skill for authentic, transformational, effective […]

Read More

Signs You Need More Diversity In Your Network

leadership network

If you lead a business or even a team, there are signs when you need a more diverse leadership network. Your network includes those who surround you every day: your colleagues, employees, associates, partners, and mentors. Anyone who bounces around concepts with you and keeps you informed about the state of your industry is a […]

Read More

Are Your Millennials Ready To Be Business Leaders?

Plenty has been written about leading millennials, but now they’re in their 30s and assuming leadership positions. Older generations (Gen X & older) still think of millennials as the new kids on the block, but the reality is some of these “kids” are already managers and will play a major role in shaping the future […]

Read More

“Shhh… Are Your Leaders Really Listening to Employees?”

Leadership and Listening

Internal discussions about employee communication often focus on the words to use. Companies often tell leaders and managers what to say, and the right responses to give to particular questions. You may tell your leaders what needs to be communicated, and even when to say it – but the directive to listen to team members […]

Read More

Three Things Managers Do That Push Good Talent Away

Managers Push Talent

Fifty percent of employees quit their job because of management — rather than job responsibilities or pay. Supervisors sometimes don’t realize the ways that they push people away instead of motivate them to succeed. Here are three things your leaders can do to help your company hold on to its best talent. Avoid Micromanaging Poor […]

Read More

5 Ways to Prep Your Team for Leadership

grow new leaders

Every leader wants self-motivated employees who can think and act for themselves. Once you reach a point where every employee is engaged and doing an excellent job staying motivated, it’s a good idea to start looking for new leaders among those employees. Here are five ways to instill leadership skills into your team members that will serve […]

Read More

Who Makes Better Leaders: Introverts or Extroverts?

better leaders: introverts extroverts

With a full 40 percent of executives considering themselves introverts, there’s plenty of evidence that suggests both personality types can be excellent leaders. Extroverts may excel at motivating certain types of employees, but introverts often have superior planning skills. If you want to become a leader, you’ll need both skills, plus other traits that may […]

Read More
1 2 3