Coaching. It's Such a Great Job!
Aw. Every day, this job is such a joy 😀
And above all, it means I am not needed, for my client has realised her own potential and will continue to thrive on her own. She may come back one day, to go to the next level, but for right now, she's doing so well, and on her way.
After working together for a few months, I like that she's flying solo ✈️
#coaching #leadership #growth #selfrealisation#achievement #confidence #TheKindLeader
Overcoming New Role Fears
Here are a few thoughts to alleviate the challenges everyone finds within themselves as they step up to a new responsibility.
Above all, remember, selection processes are, in the main robust enough to see through candidates who aren’t up to it. So, you’ve been chosen for a reason! Trust the process - and build your resilience to the Gremlin who tells you otherwise!
Here are 10 reflections which might help.
- Notice Your Successes
Fearing not being up to a promotion can make anyone overlook…
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
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…
6 Easy Ways to Pay Focused Attention
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…
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