Great leaders use communications as a tool to motivate and inspire, gain alignment behind a vision or strategy, persuade others to join them in a new cause, convey critical thoughts and ideas, and to maximize their own impact. Great leaders also tailor their communications style and message based on who they are speaking with and the format and medium of the conversations. Learning to adapt your communications style to the audience offers a number of benefits. Keep reading to learn more.
After being exposed to the impact and benefits of taking a Strengths-based approach to leadership, leaders and executives will typically ask us, “What are some quick tips to help carry this forward?” Read on for some quick hitters to take the next step in using Strengths and integrate them into your day-to-day role.
Darren Reinke, Managing Director of Group Sixty, is distilling leadership strategies and tactics from Group Sixty's leadership development practice into a book to be released in the first half of 2018. The book is titled The Savage Leader: How to Unlock Your Potential for Personal and Professional Success and will be available to friends of Group Sixty before it is released to the general public. Click the link to learn more and join the waiting list so that you will be notified when it's available.
As we look to 2018, goals are one of the first things that leaders set to ensure success in the coming year and beyond. As leaders, we set organizational goals as well as team goals and possibly individual goals focused on new hard skills to obtain and behaviors to adopt. However, our goals are often not ambitious enough and focus merely on incremental change.
During the holiday season, and Thanksgiving in particular, many of us take time to appreciate all of the wonderful gifts that we have. While it’s important to focus internally and be grateful for all that we have, during this holiday season I would encourage you to take it one step further, shift the focus externally, and acknowledge those members of your team and organization who are not just achieving, but who are making CHANGES to their mindsets and trying on new behaviors in support of greater career and life success.
One of the common problems we see in our work with executive coaching and consulting clients is companies, teams, and individual leaders defaulting to a mindset of incremental thinking instead of training the eye towards step-wise or exponential growth. A focus on incremental growth is rooted in very rational thinking...
Goal setting is one of the most critical annual activities for business leaders and entrepreneurs, but also for professionals looking to grow their careers. While many people set annual goals and are well versed in the SMART Goal Framework, goal setting often fails to achieve the desired results due to a lack of alignment between long-term goals and day-to-day task lists as well as a lack of accountability to ensure we do the things we say we are going to do.
With that in mind, below are 5 tips to setting better and more audacious goals as well as ensuring you blow through them on a regular basis.
As a consultant and executive coach, I spend a great deal of time thinking about and asking questions as a way to increase awareness to possible solutions and to drive growth for individuals, teams, and organizations. This blog explores 5 types of questions for leaders to use in accelerating growth of their organizations.