Applying the Project 333 minimalist approach to leadership – challenging leaders to identify just three tools or techniques to focus on for 33 days
In a previous post I talked about research that shows that, rather than what we have previously assumed to be the case i.e. that success (the next promotion; pay rise; relationship) leads to happiness, the relationship is actually reversed and happiness leads to success. Rather than happiness coming from the successful achievement of goals such… Read more
Having seen the benefits of taking more of a minimalist approach coming through in my personal life, I was prompted to think about what the parallel would be in the leadership space. What would a minimalist approach to leadership look like? How could we ‘do’ leadership in a way that is intentional and focused on what’s important and is about making a measurable difference?
Recognising the value of listening as a key leadership skill. Listening is one of the keys to communication, and in turn to leadership. When we have poor listening skills we jump to conclusions, misinterpret and misunderstand what is being said.
Listening is a key skill for leaders. Avoiding the need to be right or to feel that you always have the answer, and simply listen to what’s being said can transform your communication and your effectiveness as a leader.