Is your job ‘ok’, but it does not truly fulfill you? Do you perform well, but you feel you are not fully utilizing your potential? Then, one reason could be that your job is not aligned with your core values and motivators in life. Understanding your core values can help you not only to find the ideal job, but also to develop yourself further and utilize your full leadership potential.
The higher you move up the corporate ladder, the more external confirmation you receive that you are doing things right. And you are receiving less honest and less candid feedback. But such feedback matters, because behaviors that may have been tolerated in your previous job could now seriously sabotage your new role and ultimately your career. Read about typical behaviors that you want to avoid in order to prevent derailment.
Driven by a pressure to create impressive results quickly, executives in transition often forget the people around them. But a leader without followers is just a man taking a walk. As people are the key to success in any business and any industry, read here how you can leverage your own impact as a leader by pulling your people with you right from the first day.
Are you leader who delivers great results but you still missed the last promotion? Maybe the reason is you are not hitting these goals that you didn’t even know exist.
Most executives I work with are highly skilled in strategic thinking; setting the direction is not a problem for them. Following the direction is! And this ability is what distinguishes outstanding leaders from the rest.
And here is where your classic to do lists and fancy apps fail. We all know what we “should” do, don’t we? At least equally important to knowing what to do is knowing what not do do.
Why do some executive coaching assignments yield much better results than others? When I reviewed my coaching assignments of the past few years, I discovered one difference that makes a big difference….
This year may have had its highs and lows. There is probably a lot you can be proud of and a lot to be grateful for. There may be things which you have been putting off, and which you really want to change next year – isn’t a New Year a great opportunity to start on a blank page? Follow these five “simple” steps to make next year (even) better.
How much freedom do you have at work? And how much freedom do you allow your employees?
Weak managers fear that employees abuse freedom at work. Effective 21st century leaders however trust their employees. They believe that giving them autonomy brings out the best in them. Instead of micromanaging tasks and time, effective leaders manage expectations. They encourage, empower, and enable individuals to take ownership and deliver results instead of telling them what to do and how to do it.
Setting goals is overrated. In fact, setting “SMART” goals can set you up for failure. You may run after your goals like the donkey after the carrot in front of the cart. You never reach it – or if you do, you may find it’s not as tasty as you expected.
To find a more rewarding work and a fulfilling life get clarity about your passion, find the matching skills, and see how what you do can create value for others.