There is so much noise in our environments. Whether this noise is reflected in the inability to communicate, the wrong fashion of communicating, or allowing too much emotion into our communication, nothing moves forward and everything becomes vulnerable…
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick posted a “Profound Apology” on the company’s website to atone for or, at least, begin atoning for his behavior in a video which surfaced of him berating an Uber driver, while he was a fare in the man’s car, who had challenged him on the company’s policies which purportedly cost the driver $97,000 in losses.
Are you open to dialogue with a staunchly entrenched opponent or do you just ignore them?
Notoriously liberal comedian and political TV host Bill Maher sat down with alt-right poster boy Milo Yiannopoulis on the former’s HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher in a meeting of ideological extremes brought together by Maher’s push to get liberals to open up to that which they find, at best,…
OK. Maybe not a teacher, as teachers usually teach lessons that we need and should learn. But he does teach us…to be aware. He doesn’t do it through the example he sets of his own self-awareness but by the ability of awareness that he lacks.
By watching him we learn that AWARENESS IS EVERYTHING.
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Lessons in leadership, character and integrity are everywhere. Keep an eye out for them.
We can learn from the good and positive, as well as the bad and negative. We can learn from others’ examples in order to learn both what to do and what to avoid.
Leadership Lesson: We need to step back and see from the outside how things are truly playing out, so that we’re not blinded by the emotion from within our role.
The world as we know it is seemingly deteriorating, falling apart as the divisions between the groups of our fellow men, women and children continue to grow.
Or at least that’s the way…
Since its first mention in the leadership development field, Emotional Intelligence (or “EQ” for “Emotional Quotient”) has been seen as the someone’s ability to understand and read their environment with clear thinking so as to react without emotion in the moment.
It allows one to be able to process and handle the situation at-hand as objectively as possible without getting wrapped up in the situation so that they can step outside themselves and determine how to proceed effectively, without their response being clouded by immediate emotion.
Since the phrase and concept was coined, much admiration has been garnered for EQ, as it aimed to keep the emotion in the workplace level throughout exchanges and allowed people to understand the needs of others through empathy instead of solely reacting from the standpoint of their own needs.
“Emotional Intelligence allows one to step outside themselves…
What a way to come back! I had seen somewhere on TV that Kelly Ripa, being blind-sided by an announcement that Michael Strahan, her full-time co-host of three-and-a-half years, was leaving in the fall to pursue a full-time stint on Good Morning America, was a no-show a day after the announcement.
Apparently she had not been told ahead of time of Strahan’s future departure and was shocked at the news….
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders demonstrate the phenomenon perfectly of how the criteria for a leader might shift so drastically.
Their backers, up until Trump and Sanders’ latest appearance on the national stage, would have traditionally backed other candidates in these respective parties, seeking those whose message aligned and reconciled closest to their own concerns, but it has now taken angered, outright disappointment, and calls for drastic action…
Sometimes, you just have to let it out, expressing what’s on your mind. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
Common practice is to err on the side of caution, which is fine, but many do it to the point of paralysis. This inhibition stems from a misconception that a leader always has to be composed and can’t show the normal…
As the field and discipline of leadership has evolved, students of its tenets have come to understand that leadership is less about the leader herself and more about what she provides for others. Understanding. Support. Education. These are but a few of the various pillars upon which leadership is built.
Another key practice a leader needs to include in her toolbox is reassurance. The role that reassurance plays…
There should be no apology sought of Trump for what he has said about Muslims, among other indiscretions he’s been guilty of during his Presidential nomination campaign.
This does not mean what he said is right or not reprehensible.
Society needs to be cognizant about how often it seeks, and pushes, for apologies.
“Spending too much time seeking that apology stifles one’s energy for one’s own cause, even if it…
Whether you are entering a new endeavor or navigating your established workplace, be aware of and try to resist falling into the quick sand of environments which are perpetuated by using the same approach without any adjustment in course or method.
Because they don’t adjust, these environments tend to miss out on and lack the results that could be possible for all stakeholders and parties involved because they address issues the…
Racial tensions have grown in the United States at an alarming and seemingly exponential rate in the last year. Stories have continued to reach the headlines on a regular basis with the tension and public outcry the same but with a different locations as the backdrop.
The irony in one particular story in this turbulent year, from the University of Missouri protests, is striking…
Bill George, a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business school wrote this post on the topic of Overcoming the Leadership of Loneliness.
George’s post brings up a great point we mostly hear in a misquoted quote. “Heavy is the head that wears the crown,” is what most people say but the correct quote is, “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.” Although stated…
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Two groups down, and one to go. These students ask great questions. I want them to know what they're capable of. Never settle. Don't just be reactive. Stay proactive. Know who you are, what you want, and the value you can provide to others. #leaders…lnkd.in/e48jDpY
@sarahmzuccaro @RayDalio @AdamMGrant Outliers is great. @RayDalio's Principles is too. In general, think about how much goes unfixed because people can't speak up. Think of the development forfeited. I wonder what makes it easier for some of us to speak up. I guess some of us just see the urgency in life and work.
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Great point regarding what organizations take into account when weighing general group work vs. individualized work options for their people. There's a time, place, and need for each. Each is great on their own right: In the group, harnessing the power…lnkd.in/dAEtSJA
Where do you stand in each of the items listed in and outside of Your Comfort Zone? You don't HAVE to stand on any particular side, but you need to realize where you truly WANT to be. Where do you stand now? How do they reconcile? #life #leadership #business #coaching pic.twitter.com/fB5EEfnChy
#Passion and your work: Did you find work to fulfill your passion? Did you find the passion in your work? If your work is not your passion, how do you infuse it with pieces of your passion? #business #leadership #workplace #coaching ow.ly/mLnl30mrd5D
Managers are still doing it: hiring great people and over-managing the hell out of them. People have no room to demonstrate their true ability or maximize their learning. #management #leadership #organizations #coaching twitter.com/stratandbiz/st…