“One of the great tragedies of life is that men seldom bridge the gulf between practice and profession, between doing and saying…. On the one hand, we proudly profess certain sublime and noble principles, but on the other hand, we sadly practice the very antithesis of these principles. How often are our lives characterized by … Continue reading Doing and saying
Over the last 15 years, 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 is to demonstrate congruence in their interview. That is, when they say they have particular values, strengths or abilities, they need to be … Continue reading Do your actions and values match?
“It all starts with clarity. You have to know WHY you do WHAT you do… people don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it, so it follows that if you don’t know WHY you do WHAT you do, how will anyone else?” – Simon Sinek, Start With Why Do you follow what … Continue reading Know your WHY
If you examine what it takes to be a successful leader, you'll find that integrity tops the list of essential leadership competencies. While it may not be a sexy or popular topic in today's often polarized climate, a leader who demonstrates integrity through truthfulness, accountability, and efforts to keep their promises, is much more likely … Continue reading Living your values
“As a leader, first, work on yourself--increase your self-awareness. There shouldn’t be any other urgent agenda than this. Get enlightened! Know very well who you are including your strengths, weaknesses, and blindspots!” – Assegid Habtewold Do you know what your leadership blindspots are? We all have them. They are unseen weaknesses that unless managed, can … Continue reading What me? Blindspots?