"Leaders must attend to one key growth question: How authentically am I showing up in the world and my organization?” –Tom Gegax How are you showing up in the world and your organization? When was the last time you paused to reflect on this question? For me, I tend to get overscheduled and am focused … Continue reading How do you show up in the world?
Assume good intent
Want to build trusting relationships fast? Start with assuming good intent! According to Stephen M.R. Covey and Greg Link, when people in one part of an organization are asked to interface with another part, they often start with assumptions of negative intent such as: “Is there a hidden agenda?” “What is her real motive?” “Is … Continue reading Assume good intent
Good intent is not enough
“Having spent many years trying to define the essentials of trust, I arrived at the position that if two people could say two things to each other and mean them, then there was the basis for real trust. The two things were “I mean you no harm” and “I seek your greatest good.” –Jim Meehan, … Continue reading Good intent is not enough
Are you congruent?
Congruent, what’s that? Congruence is defined as behaving in a way in which your values and your actions match. Sounds simple, right? Over the last decade or so, I’ve done quite a bit of coaching with leaders who are preparing to interview for various leadership roles. One of my best pieces of advice to them … Continue reading Are you congruent?
Asking great questions
“I have learned that leadership is not about knowing all the answers. It’s about knowing what great questions to ask, and carefully listening to those answers.” – Patrick Thng, managing director, Development Bank of Singapore In my opinion, one of our best tools in leading others and communicating effectively is in asking great questions. Great … Continue reading Asking great questions