Friday, March 20, 2015

More Questions Whether You are a Leader

Continue the self-reflection with these questions:

In my conversations, do I tend to use "I" and "me" or "Us" and "We?"

Does my presence energize or deplete others?

Do I defend the status quo or do I look for ways to innovate?

Am I open to feedback?

The choice is yours!

Be the leader you were meant to be!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Are You a Leader?

There seem to be several definitions of leadership. To make leadership more relevant to you, here are a few questions to ask yourself:

When I talk, do people listen?

When I turnaround, is anyone following?

Do people seek my input and opinions?

Are people asking me to be their coach or mentor?

Do people open up or shutdown?

Food for thought. One thing for sure, position or title do not make for a leader -- just the icing!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Direct is a Good Thing: Cruel is Not.

Being a coach and observer is fascinating. I keep learning from those I have the honor and privilege to coach.

Working with this one company, I noticed that the CEO was very direct. As his stress went up, his direct-ness which is good thing, became harsh and cruel.

When your stress goes up, does your candor become harsh?

If yes, would you want to be on the receiving end?

Do other's deserve your stress attack harshness?

Is harsh motivating?

Does harsh create a culture of trust?

How long will people give you the benefit of the doubt before shutting down?

There is always a choice!