The difference between a boss and a leader can often be one thing: how they react.
Conflict. It seems everyone wants to avoid it if possible. It makes sense. Conflict can be scary for a lot of people who haven’t learned how to disagree with respect and open-mindedness. Yet, I’m asking you to invite it in.
While the technology today makes it easier to connect to teams and collaborate, there are core leadership competencies that also need to be adjusted in order to keep your team cohesive, flexible, engaged and on-track. At the core of this is the emotional intelligence of leadership
Here, we’re going to talk about how we build a culture from the ground up, but even if you have one already, you can follow along to make it even clearer and more inspiring.
Company struggles almost always start with culture. Sales aren’t great? That’s culture. Can’t retain top talent? That’s usually culture too. Clients have a lot of complaints? It’s culture.
If you want to be seen as a leader, you have to stop doing the things that aren’t in your wheelhouse or don’t need you, just need someone. This was a hard lesson for me to learn, so if you are still a person who thinks they need to do everything in order to be seen as a leader,
The glory of being an Agile Leader is that you only have one job — to take the blocks out of the process for the team. Once the team is considered a functioning Agile team, your leadership job is only to remove blocks that are in the way.
High-performers are often hungry to get better and learn more. It’s one of the reasons we love them and it’s one of the reasons leaders have to up their game too.
Being emotionally intelligent means being able to step into someone else’s shoes, focus on solutions, and generally being able to manage one’s emotions. There are a lot of parts to emotional intelligence, but there is one indicator that truly shows emotional intelligence…
The reason is that Mind Maps are the number one tool to energize and inspire team communication while drawing together all the steps to meet objectives. In other words, Mind Maps are easy to use, flexible and adaptable to just about anywhere in your business that you need to organize and communicate information – creatively.