How can I build the leadership skills of a newly promoted leader?

How can I build the leadership skills of a newly promoted leader?

Case: Mr. A, who was promoted earlier than his teammates, asked for counselling because of his concerns about teamwork. A has noticed that his colleagues, though in the same team, do not adhere to the meeting time and show a passive attitude. Currently, the team’s attitude has made it difficult for A to communicate with […]

Leader of the People, for the People

Arbinger’s research indicates that people operate at any given time from one of two mindsets: an inward mindset or an outward mindset. With an inward mindset, one is only concerned with their personal goals and priorities, with little regard for the effect we have on others. In this inward-focused approach, the leader sees others as […]

Feedback 101

There is so much trepidation around the process of feedback. The process can go wrong in so many ways, yet there are ways that the process strengthens the bond between a leader and his team. Below is an exchange between a manager and a team member, think back to your experiences as you read this. […]

The Doctor Do-Little of Leadership: Physical Intelligence

The term intelligence can be quite passé in today’s times when there isn’t one way to look at solutions and even one way to define problems. Just as the business environment is evolving, so is the expectation from business leaders. The traditional way of going about business stays invalid in today’s times and the traditional […]

What makes a Conversation, a Difficult Conversation?

A lot is researched, discussed and actioned about preparing both speakers and receivers on holding a difficult conversation. Some of the common scenarios for these at the workplace are salary negotiations, performance reviews and termination conversations. One may be an excellent communicator, an organized performer or a patient listener, but difficult scenarios where one finds […]

From Difficult to Different: The Impact of Self Talk

Do you catch yourself calling change ‘difficult’? It is difficult of course, complex even. Nothing wrong with that stance. But when you sit down and have a conversation with yourself on what makes it difficult, you will find it coming down to the themes of – not having done this before, not enjoying the feeling […]