Great Teams are About Personalities, Not Just Skills

People usually get hired based on their technical expertise and experience (or how they will fill their functional role). Too often, organizations focus merely on a person’s technical skills and hope that cohesiveness and good team performance will follow, without considering an individual’s psychological role (which is based on the kind of person they are).… Read More >

The Four Foundations of Exceptional Coaching

Nowadays it seems as if everyone is a “coach”. But what does coaching really mean? I loved this article which highlighted four key tools that professional executive coaches employ to foster exceptional performance in others. 1. Acknowledgment: Great leaders and coaches pay attention to others — to their gifts and talents — and spend time… Read More >

Growth.

How do you incorporate growth into your life? Have you made a habit of investing in yourself to grow as a person? Why do so many of us like growth, and why do so many of us despise it? Growth = change. Growth can come in many forms, but it creates the most impact when… Read More >

Gender & Temperament Equality in Leadership

As a female navigating Leadership, and having coached many women in leadership positions; I find today’s article: http://www.quietrev.com/gender-and-temperament/ particularly relevant. The importance of gender and temperament equality at the top benefits everyone: since such diversity is proven to enhance creativity and boost productivity. Without gender- and temperament-inclusive cultures, organizations suffer from innovation deficits. There is a discrepancy in… Read More >

Leading (Organizational) Change

What makes change so challenging? We have all endured the stress, excitement and anxiety of going through change. Whether it be small personal changes such as having to take a new route to work, or going to a new coffee place (minor examples); or more life altering changes like losing a job, moving, welcoming a… Read More >

What is Leadership?

What is Leadership? How does one become a leader? How does one exude Leadership presence? I’ve read articles upon articles about Leadership, conducted behavioral assessments to identify leadership traits, and learned multiple training programs designed to instill leadership skills. And I’m sure there are hundreds more training programs I can learn, and hundreds more articles… Read More >

What Great Listeners Actually Do

What does it mean to be a great listener? What does “listening” actually entail?  Most people think good listening comes down to doing three things: Not talking when others are speaking Letting others know you’re listening through facial expressions and verbal sounds (“Mmm-hmm”) Being able to repeat what others have said, practically word-for-word When asked… Read More >

Are You A Leader At Work?

Leadership is a hot topic in organizations. How is it defined? What does it mean to be a leader? How does one get there? We often think that to be a leader at work, means you must hold a “a position of power”. But true leadership can come at any age anywhere. It’s not your… Read More >