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…
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.
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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…
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
Great Leaders Learn from Others - Even the Bad Stuff!
Remember, when you are leader, and your boss isn't that great (happens sometimes, right?), what an opportunity to learn what NOT to do in your leadership of your own people.
It might be uncomfortable to experience, but what a chance to learn from others.
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What Can You Do?
What one thing could you do for one person to help them develop today? Who would it be? How would you support them?