This is interesting although discouraging data, but likely not surprising to many. What has been your experience been like?
I’d love to hear about exceptions to this, and, the reasons you think they have occurred.
This is something I talk to clients about all the time: the idea that becoming aware of, and then utilizing your natural energy patterns to their maximum advantage will help you be more productive and more effective.
Josh Linkner gives some simple, easy to understand examples here:
Have you done a personal energy study lately?
You know you need feedback to learn and grow, yet most people are not good at asking for it.
While receiving feedback can be “a stressful experience,” here are some great ideas about specifically how and why we should request it more often:
“It’s the mortar, not just the bricks, that makes a building strong. The mortar, in a strong team, is social capital: mutual reliance, an underlying sense of connectedness that builds trust.”
Here’s something amazing from Margaret Heffernan, who is widely regarded as one of the most successful women business leaders in the world.
Essay: The secret ingredient that makes some teams stronger than others
Here also is a link to my previous interview with her on my radio show, “The Leadership Focus.”
A great article about positioning from within the organization for power, regardless of formal position or title.
Josh Linkner, who is one of my favorite authors has done it again. Here’s a great blog post that every leader should read and think about.
What are you ready to unlearn?
Here’s a thought-provoking article from today’s Fortune Magazine.
I love the idea of scrapping the “hard” and “soft” leadership skills, (often implying that “soft” is less substantial or less powerful), and replacing this with “hot” and “cool” leadership styles.
What do you think?