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.
Often our journey seems like an uphill slog, carrying a heavy backpack with a cold wind blowing in our faces. As we look up, the top of the hill is in sight yet still seems so far away. We know that once we reach it, we’ll be able to rest in the warm sunshine, having… Read more
Having worked with hundreds of managers and their staff to develop a coaching culture within organisations, we have come to the conclusion that you will have difficulty creating a productive and engaged coaching culture without having an equally active feedback culture. In many cases, unless feedback becomes the norm there is a ‘coaching void’ i.e…. Read more
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.