How is integrity showing up in your personal leadership right now?
We are seeing the best and the worst in people currently. People going out of their way to help others, protect those who need it, and put others first. We are also noticing the selfishness and greed of others, hoarding consumables and not taking responsibility to help protect others.
How are YOU stepping into your own powerful and authentic leadership at this challenging time?
We all do it from time to time – we slip lazily into our own industry jargon. Here are a few of my favourites I’m actively avoiding. What are yours?
I know, from many, many conversations with individuals and management teams running small and medium-sized businesses, you are constantly in the details of your business; reacting to clients, managing situations with staff, firefighting with the accounts department or calling the plumber.
Business owners are amazing. They are master jugglers. They can see around corners and straighten bends in the road. They have more energy than the Duracell bunny and somehow bounce back from all sorts of setbacks, and sometimes they even have a life outside work! Of course, there are tremendous highs as well. And it’s tough….
How often have you been fed knee-jerk platitudes in the name of encouragement? How do they help you? If you’re anything like me, they’re plain irritating. They’re also not what you need at that particular moment, although well-meaning friends and colleagues intend to give you a boost.
Often, I hear the terms ‘coaching’ and ‘mentoring’ used interchangeably in both personal and business contexts. When working with large organisations, each term has a specific definition and set of criteria, and there is reasonable clarity and often distinct roles that each plays.