As a heart centered servant leader your focus is to be a positive, inspiring leader to others. A good leader does not judge or assume, instead they seek clarity and understanding, asking the right questions instead rushing to judgment, assumptions or assigning blame.
It is helpful to remember that you lead by encouragement and inspiration, not by fear and control. In the long run, we are not going to change people through our efforts at maintaining power over them. We can only invite others to get on board with us by asking for their opinions and help and, ultimately, letting go and trusting them to make good decisions.
The foundation of any relationship is trust. Without trust there is no real connection. Without connection, you lack respect and openness, without these key relationship ingredients a healthy relationship...
Communication is every leader and organization’s greatest ally or unacknowledged burden.
One of the biggest challenges for people when in conflict with others is dealing with the emotional content and each other’s feelings and differences. Because this is difficult for most people at given times, the most common way to deal with it is to avoid or dismiss how you or others are feeling. This is the biggest cause of broken communication, repeating issues and lack of resolution to persistent work relationship issues.
People have different viewpoints, and under the right set of circumstances, those differences escalate to conflict.
Conflict isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though. Healthy and constructive conflict is a component of high-functioning teams. Conflict arises from differences between people; the same differences that often make diverse teams more...
The best managers and leaders have a fundamentally different understanding of workplace, company, and team dynamics. In my 25 plus years in business and over 12 years as an executive and leadership coach I have worked with hundreds of Business owners, leaders and managers. I learned that the “best of the best” tend to share the following eight core beliefs.
Average bosses see business as a conflict between companies, departments and groups. They build huge armies of “troops” to order about, demonize competitors as “enemies,” and treat customers as “territory” to be conquered.
Extraordinary bosses see business as a symbiosis where the most diverse firm is most likely to survive and thrive. They naturally create teams that adapt easily to new markets and can quickly form partnerships with other companies, customers … and even competitors.