Are You Playing To Win or Playing Not to Lose?
How effectively do you lead? The Leadership Circle Profile™, a 360 feedback assessment that measures both leadership competencies and the beliefs that drive them, breaks down leadership effectiveness into two general stances: reactive and creative. We lead reactively when we play not to lose. We react to a problem or threat by controlling, protecting or complying with it. Over time, statistics show that our leadership effectiveness is inconsistent at best. When we play to
Get Psyched! Using Presentation Anxiety Masterfully
No matter how many presentations I do, I still suffer from presentation anxiety. You know the kind. Entire kaleidoscopes of butterflies threatening my insides. Heart solidly pounding. Dry mouth marking every syllable. Me painfully searching for that glass of water. Practicing ahead of time, being prepared, and meditation are wonderful methods. And yet, there I am. I’ve been introduced. The microphone is waiting. My palms are sweating. My zen has left the building.
Effective Communication: It’s Not What You Say or How You Say It
Effective communication is about how they feel after you said it. So you think you’re a good communicator. I do. Until I wasn’t. I jokingly made a remark, but in fact, it was hurtful to the person receiving it. Well, Houston, we’ve got a problem. Lately, a couple of my clients approached me with this phenomenon as well. Each of them believed they were being misinterpreted by their staff. “But they took it the wrong way!” “I didn’t say that!” So we went through my clien
How Well Do You Say No?
“No is the foundation that we can build our yes on.” -Seth Godin Contrary to what we believe, by saying “yes” to everything, we don’t create value. We create stress. For ourselves. For our teams. We don’t deliver our best work. We deliver our work under the gun. Doing this day in, day out is exhausting. We operate out of a place of fear, or passivity. We ultimately feel that we are powerless. It “out there” is happening to us. Overworked clients often come in seeking