Self-awareness and Authenticity in Leadership

Self-awareness and Authenticity in Leadership

Jené Kapela Develop your leadership ability, Focus on you 0 Comments

The most important quality for a leader to develop is self-awareness. While leadership is about creating change and inspiring others to act, in order to do this successfully we must devote ourselves to our own personal growth and development so we can be authentic in our interactions with others. In our highly competitive culture we often feel like we must …

Dream Big for 2017!

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Can you believe 2016 is almost over? It has been a whirlwind of a year! This time of year is a great time for reflection, but it is also a time to look forward – to understand how the decisions we’ve made in the past have brought us to where we are now and to determine what kind of life …

How to Coach your Employees to Increase Success (Yours and Theirs!)

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“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want,” Zig Ziglar. What’s the most important part of your job? If you supervise others or lead a team, your primary role is to coach others to success. However, most people managers have additional duties that take precedence over their responsibilities …

How to be a Conflict Management Rockstar

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When you think of conflict, what comes to mind? When I ask this question in trainings and workshops, I generally get a quick list of words back, such as: disagreement, fight, fear, and discomfort. Sometimes people share stories of conflicts they have experienced. Almost always, these words and memories evoke negative emotions in the people who said them. People generally …

Authenticity in the workplace: Can you really be the real you at work?

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When I’m working with a group of people and ask them to self-select personality characteristics that are most natural to them, someone always asks, “Do you mean how I act at work or how I act in my personal life?” Is this a trick question? Not at all. Who we are is who we are – regardless of in what …

Forget Your New Year’s Resolution – Instead, Make a Commitment to Yourself

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We’re already three weeks into 2016. If you made a New Year’s Resolution, how is it going? Nearly 25% of people who make a New Year’s resolution give up on it after the first week, and significantly less than half of the people who made a resolution still follow-through with their resolution after six months. Those aren’t great odds. In …

Structure and Flexibility in Personality Type

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I’ll admit I’m not the most flexible person in the world. I like to plan. Whether I’m working or on vacation, I want a clear schedule for what I’m doing during the day. (And the next day, and the next week…) When I was younger, I was genuinely confused by people who didn’t need this kind of structure in their …

Lead from the Inside Out

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Wouldn’t you agree the leaders who most inspire us are the ones who are truly passionate about what they believe in? Yet so many people try to improve their leadership ability by focusing solely on the skills and competencies that relate to leadership. While these are, of course, important, they aren’t what leadership is really about. The foundation of successful …