Self-help books try to help you succeed at pursuing goals. But there is something they leave out.
Being a good citizen means being a contributor, a person who contributes to the collective, this means acting with the intent to give.
Go on, look how far you’ve already come and look how far you still have to go. Take the time to appreciate your progress and enjoy the journey.
In light of these initiatives I too the opportunity to reflect on the different characteristics that define a great leader.
The very backbone of any effective leadership approach must be care. A good leader needs to care for his/her charges.
If employees truly are a company’s best asset, then their care and support should be a priority. Is “engagement” the way to do the caring and growing?
In its most simplistic form, growth is a process that oscillates between reflection and action.
While it would probably be agreed that coaching conversations are eyeball to eyeball leadership, there are very many opinions as to what those coaching conversations might actually be about.
Generally the more aggressively we pursue a disagreement, the more resistant we find the other to be. When the other is not receptive then our insistence on our point of view is experienced as a badgering by them.
But, all I know is that I don’t embrace the struggle. If I don’t start realising that every worthwhile goal is hard and messy. Then I’ll always be lost, entitled and enslaved.