The role of a manager is a serious role, with a lot of responsibility. But does that mean the manager has to have a permanently serious demeanor? The managers of my youth seemed to be, and like many I grew up in management thinking that was how I had to be; serious of visage, demeanor and word. And with that comes a tendency to take ourselves seriously.
But does it have to be this way? In this blog we explore leadership persona with some insight from the worlds top airline.
A focus on leveraging strengths rather than fixing weaknesses can be more effective in delivering high performance in business and other aspects of life.
I heard a great saying the other day, “he who waits, misses out”. If we constantly wait for the right time to try something new, to make a change, or adopt a different approach, things will happen without us or in some cases, won’t happen without us. Time waits for no one after all. As… Read more
Have you ever been party to a business relationship with someone where you just seem to click? And you weren’t even aware of the ‘effort in – result’ equation. The Altris Relationship Equity Inventory (R.E.I.) helps put a measure on why those relationships work, with a view to helping better relationships which are not so good or puzzling. By understanding our least-preferred thought dimensions and taking action to view our relationships through that perspective, we have the opportunity to deepen our relationships, which is good for business all round.
A wise man once said to me ‘everything is just a dream until you commit to it out loud’. He was talking about all the thoughts and ideas we have going on inside our head. The results of thinking things through. All that time spent reflecting and analysing. The ‘I really should’ thoughts. The ‘that’s what I need to do’ thoughts. The ‘I wish I could’ thoughts. His view was that we put ourselves on the hook if we said them to someone else.
I think the saying is not everything though. The key word in that is ‘commit’ .