The Value of Radical Candor in Feedback
Feedback is such a gift when given with the interests of the individual in mind.
Kind leaders face into the challenges of giving clear feedback, because the individual will grow from it.
It might not be easy, and yet that leader might be the first one to tell the person, so the gift may well be very valuable indeed.
However, a word of warning. I was once told 'you need to leave this company' by someone I did not trust or respect, so I railed against this 'advice'.
He was right, and later I d…
3 Early Warning Signs Your Culture is Going Wrong
And you need to act fast to turn it around.
Here's the clues (solutions to follow).
😡 You are struggling to hang on to your best people.
😡 The people you have are reactive, rather than proactive.
😡 You are working the tasks, rather as a leader.
There are solutions to these issues, which are demonstrating the signs of a weakening culture, which is the start of a very rocky road.
Let's take a look. . .
👏 Become fully aware of what's going on.
➡ Acknowledge that responsibility lies with you.
👏 Ask curiosity…
Kind Leaders Help Everyone
Leadership is not about taking the easy route. It's about being aware of what to do for the best.
Help the quiet ones; the different ones; the thinkers; the excited ones.
The best leaders know how to get the best from everyone in the team, even when they aren't the same as them. That creates a foundation with depth.
#difference #leadership #TheKindLeader #appreciation #understanding #valuing
Be Kind To Yourself
Life's way too short to be hard on ourselves.
We do the best we can and enjoy just that.
- No comparisons.
- No regrets.
- No massive aspirations.
Just being kind to myself is just fine with me.
Imagine You’re an HR Leader
You’ll have a range of different titles, and there may be nuances in the precise role you lead.
At your level, your job will swing from the extremes of long-term strategic thinking and planning, through mid-term issues of structures and new opportunities, to ensuring short-term goals are met.
These will relate to delivering corporate goals, including - but not limited to - financial results, culture, inclusion, engagement, pipeline planning, terms and conditions and more.
You will endeavour t…
Minimising the Urgent in Your Leadership
Getting to the urgent is what matters. Almost nothing should be urgent in the work a leader does. Yet so often, we are driven away from the important to what seems to be urgent.
There are three 'urgents'
- Crises - with a modest investment of time, these can be reduced to a trickle
- Other people's urgent - saying 'no' to some and 'yes' to others (who offer help), will reduce these to a minimum
- Your choices - when you do unproductive work, this is not important, so yes, you can stop
Growth or Fixed Mindset. It IS a Choice.
Much is said about the value of a Growth mindset. Each of us has a pre-disposition to Growth or Fixed to a greater or lesser extent.
Growth tends to be valuable as it allows for creativity, Emotional Intelligence and growth in performance.
But if it is not you natural character, you can develop it. And this excellent graphic is a great primer.
Give it a try. Even if you naturally have a greater disposition to Growth, there will be something for you!
Leadership isn't Fixing, but Supporting
This video says a lot about leadership.
Encouraging from the sidelines. Letting them learn and grow without criticism. Kindness can be tough, and yet is worth it for them. Moving forward together.
I love the metaphor, Victoria Toumit! Thanks for enlightening my Saturday!
The WRAP on Decision Making
I like the thoroughness and simplicity of this technique from ModelThinkers, not to mention the easy-to-remember mnemonic! It covers all the angles you might easily forget. It feels great for team-building in decision making too!
#focus #leadership #teambuilding #decisionmaking #TheKindLeader
That you deserve, and so do they.
These are for you to work into your 1-2-1s, so try them on 𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲 and they will grow on you!
1. Take a couple of deep breaths and 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱 before you start.
2. Find a 𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲. Hang up a Do Not Disturb sign.
3. Remove any 𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀, such as paperwork, phones or email pings.
4. Even virtually, 𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗱 to do anything else.
5. 𝗟𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸. Even if they stop, give them a mome…