“Your brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room” Jeff Bezos I co-facilitated a workshop last week inside one of our largest and most successful NZ companies. Part of the workshop addressed personal brands in the context of creating an image. “What is it you want to be… Read more
For years women have kept their heads down and played by the rules. We’ve been certain that with enough hard work, our natural talents would be recognised and we would be rewarded. We’ve made undeniable progress and yet, as we’ve worked, ever diligent, the men around us often continue to get promoted faster, paid more… 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.