Strength in a leader is not in technical skills, but the ability to combine mental agility with integrity, passion, and respect for people. A leader's moods and emotions send strong signals across the team. Learn how to inspire others by exploring the power of your mind, and the wisdom of your heart, so that you can lead with passion, focus, and emotional intelligence.
How do you create trust?
Building a safe environment where peoople can think and express how they feel, is healthy. A place where they feel valued, respected, and inspired, will help them take ownership and be accountable. If you’re leading, are you building trust?
What is your trustbuster?
There are many leaders who affect their culture because they keep breaking trust without meaning to. They are not aware enough to know how their behaviour affects the people they lead. Do you recognize your trustbuster? What do you have to do about it?
Walking on a Calf Path
Samuel Floss’s poem The Calf Path has such a message for us as leaders. What will it take for us to learn to try something new when the old way isn’t working anymore. We do get ourselves into ruts that are deep and well trodden by those before us. But times are so different! We […]
Benefits of an Introverted Leader
Leadership roles come in many styles. Traditionally extroverted behaviour seemed to be needed to guide and motivate employees and encourage teamwork. Introverts may have been considered to be too quiet and unassertive to successfully handle the many challenges of leadership. My experience with the strengths of an introvert have made me understand and value their many talents.
Do you lead like a victim or do you take your power back?
Leaders are seen wearing a mask of “victim” when they lack confidence in their ability to lead, afraid to lose control and blame others when things go wrong. Or they have a fear of making tough decisions and allow the team to take control. Whatever the reason is, we are setting ourselves up for failure, […]
Changing behaviour in order to lead
Learning how to recognize how our team feels about us, makes us realize how they have branded our behaviour. Deciding to take control of how we are seen, begins with self awareness. Changing our demeanour and understanding how we present ourselves when we are communicating good and bad news to our people, gets the results […]
Culture and emotional intelligence
My two favourite subjects that are so intrinsically linked. I'm really enjoying how Connie's podcasts are gently unfolding the links between a leader's behaviour and emotional intelligence, and how they impact the culture of the leader's team and organization. A must listen for any leader who wants to build a positive culture.
This really resonates with me. This my husband's behavioral style both personally and professionally. I recognize Connie's comments are very insightful.