Self-Aware and Fluent Leadership

Coaching Tip

Self-aware leaders know it is easier to spot points of commonality in others if you refrain from positioning your way as the only way to get things done. In fact, one common theme about fluent leaders is their astute sense of self and strong personal moral core.

The First Step in Self-Awareness Isn’t You

Leading Blog

Ironically, the more self absorbed we are, the less self-aware we are. Self-awareness is vital to the development of a leader. The self absorbed leader struggles with self-awareness and emotional intelligence because self-awareness is about how we are perceived by others. Self important leaders can''t see how they are sabotaging themselves because they focus on their needs and feelings and not those of their followers.

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The First Step in Self-Awareness Isn’t You - Redux

Leading Blog

Self-leadership is fundamental to good leadership, but it is not the end-game. Self-awareness for self-awareness sake has a limited value. All the self-knowledge in the world counts for very little if it is not put to work in the service of others. Self-awareness that points to your unique contribution in the world is leadership. I needed to find my authentic self and learn how to bring more of my real personality to my vocation.

LeadershipNow 140: May 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from May 2013 that you might have missed: Why Managers Haven''t Embraced Complexity by Richard Straub - HBR. From @stratandbiz: Neuroscience insights into Decision-Making & Self-Awareness.

Real Leaders Sweat

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Authentic Character-based Leadership Courage Leadership Self Development self-awareness Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Never let ‘em see you sweat.

Are Good Delegators Just Lazy?

Lead Change Blog

Career Development Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Character-based Leadership Coaching Delegating humility Leadership self-awareness Trust Values

The Light Within

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Self Leadership She’d been impossible to miss – tall, impeccably groomed and stylishly dressed – flitting from table to table, rarely spending more than a minute or two before moving on. Self Leadership emotional intelligence Leadership self-awareness

A Groundhogs Day Blessing or Curse?

Let's Grow Leaders

Creativity execution bill murray continuous improvement getting unstuck groundhog groundhog day habits how to get unstuck self-awarenessMy parents have a wonderful Groundhogs Day tradition. That’s when they celebrate their love with snuggly stuff and romantic gestures.

Change is Hard to Do

Coaching Tip

A disruptive event is an awakening, an unexpected jolt that gains the attention of your working memory and the right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex, the brain region linked to self-control. Disruptive events build on our self-awareness. Once you have become aware of a need for change and made a conscious choice to address it, then the next step is to have the desire to achieve it, the belief in yourself that you can do it, and the focus to make it happen.

The Two Sides of Trust

The Recovering Engineer

Communication Skills Leadership Skills business relationships influence self awareness team building team dynamics trust understanding people Like so many words we use commonly, trust has many layers of meaning.

All of Our Decisions Are Emotional

Coaching Tip

Self-awareness is what lays the groundwork for the next step: the ability to intuit how another person might be feeling about a situation based on how you would feel in a similar circumstance. Source: The New York Times Magazine, September 16, 2013. Self-Sabotage.

10 Communication Practices To Stop in 2013


As we begin 2013, I thought it might be useful to share what’s on the “Outs” for this year. Start the year off strong with a commitment to stop those bad habits that get in the way of getting the results you want, and being your best self. Want more communication tips in 2013?

March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Welcome to the March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! As a bonus, Jennifer includes an infographic of a 2013 survey by The Institute for Corporate Productivity that demonstrates how critical of an issue change is for today’s organizations.

Change Behavior with Performance Coaching

Coaching Tip

When you allow people to answer their own questions, they discover what they were not aware of and what is needed to move forward. Books Business Coaching Leadership Memes Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Skills Success Work life

Managers Have Negative View of Gen Y/Millennials

Coaching Tip

Marcus Buckingham, author of Now, Discover Your Strengths and StandOut self-assessments, says, "Generation Y will come to dominate the workforce, but they are entering it at a particularly difficult time. Books Business Coaching Career Communication Failure Self-Awareness Skills Work life

Givers give without expectation of immediate return.

Coaching Tip

Traditionally the thinking has been that employers should appeal to workers’ more obvious forms of self-interest: financial incentives, yes, but also work that is inherently interesting or offers the possibility for career advancement.

Conflict De-escalation Strategies: Control Your Tone and Body Language

The Recovering Engineer

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Leading from a Strong Moral Center

Coaching Tip

Principle 2: Be Morally Aware. Leaders who are morally aware will notice when their choices and the choices of others have ethical implications. . For example, If I am morally aware, I am more likely to realize that I need to stay competent to avoid ethical problems.

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People Reading

Coaching Tip

People reading includes seeing clusters of behaviors and motivators and using this awareness in the conversations you have with others. For example, the DISC self-assessment will help you understand not only yourself but typical classic DISC profiles of others.

The Battle for Purpose

Coaching Tip

All creatures have an executive function, but in the human case it has a special power of self-awareness. It is also common for changes in our perceptions ; new awareness about the world around us to trigger changes in goals and desires.

Leadership is Already Inside You

Coaching Tip

Books Business Coaching Leadership Self Assessment Self-Awareness Skills Success Work life "I believe that everything you need to be a great leader is already inside. It''s in your DNA," says Robert S.


Coaching Tip

As people become more self-aware , they are usually amazed at the abilities of the conscious mind to choose, handle situations with deliberation, and behave appropriately for different occasions. We can make choices about our behaviors only when we are aware of them. .

The Impact Your Personality Has On Others

Coaching Tip

We need to be aware of the verbal and non-verbal messages our attitudes send , often without our thought or intention. If we are oblivious, mean-spirited, a gossip, or uncaring about others’ perspectives, we will severely limit our influence and someone else’s chances for self-fulfillment.

Well Connected People Get Results

Coaching Tip

Books Business Coaching Career Self-Awareness Skills Success Tips Work life Unprepared salespeople fail because they haven''t done the necessary work in planning their approach to the prospective customer: . . .

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Conversations Leaders Must Have

Coaching Tip

Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Leadership Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Work lifeThe book " Leadership Conversations " by Alan S. Berson and Richard G. Stieglitz challenges managers to become great leaders by holding effective conversations.

What is "Perspective"?

Coaching Tip

Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Memes Self-Awareness Skills What is Work life Also known as worldview, mental model or mind-set , our perspective of the world is based on the sum total of our knowledge and experiences.

Virtually Selling

Coaching Tip

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, January 14, 2013 and "Ask the Coach". 2013 Business Resolutions. Books Business Coaching Career Communication Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Success Work lifeFrom itinerant Yankee peddlers crisscrossing the U.S.

Our Social Brain

Coaching Tip

The self-governing communes of the Hutterites, an Anabaptist sect similar to the Amish and the Mennonites, always split when they grow larger than 150. Sources: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, January 14, 2013.

What is Your Level of Coaching Literacy?

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Free Self-Coaching Answers Plus Opportunity to "Ask the Coach". Books Business Coaching Ethics Leadership Memes Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Skills What is Work life

The Leader's Role in Vision Development

Coaching Tip

Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Self-Awareness Skills Tips What is Work life assumptions beliefs business techniques engineering agreement guiding principles intangibles leaders leadership thomas h. The "Vision" describes the organization three to five years from now, answering the question "where are we going" in a way that makes us want to get there. Vision, along with the other intangibles , is a part of the creation of a mission statement.

Why do smart people do dumb things?

Coaching Tip

Awareness is “ Know Yourself ” – accurately assessing emotional data. John G Agno: Women, Know Thyself: The most important knowledge is self-knowledge. John Agno: When Doing It All Won''t Do: A Self-Coaching Guide for Career Women.

Sustained Leadership

Coaching Tip

Self-Coaching. Leaders coach themselves by being self-aware of their behaviors and desired performance. Self-coaching occurs when we self-monitor and recognize how our intentions are not aligned with our actions.

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Capture Your Market Share

Coaching Tip

First, the pressure is off because it''s not us self-promoting--someone else is insisting that we toot our own horn. After all, haven''t we all marveled at those people who seem to have gotten ahead simply because others are aware of their contributions ?

When you are smiling, the whole world smiles with you.

Coaching Tip

This may even happen when people aren't aware they are forming a smile, according to a recent study. We saw a steeper decline in heart rate and a faster physiological stress recovery when they were smiling," even though the participants weren't aware they were making facial expressions, says Sarah Pressman, co-author of the study and an assistant psychology professor at University of California, Irvine. Source: The Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2013.

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What's in a Leader's Mind?

Coaching Tip

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Self-Awareness Authentic leaders have absorbed a fundamental fact -- that you can''t get around life''s inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious.

Why We Give

Coaching Tip

Source: The Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2013. Books Personal Life Religion Self-Awareness Success What is The Darwinian principle of "survival of the fittest" echoes what many people believe about life: To get ahead, you need to look out for No.

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Buy a Book to take a Self-Assessment

Coaching Tip

There have been a number of books published that allow you to take a self-assessment within the book or authorize you to take one online and then provide a more complete understanding of who you are within the book. For more informational postings on self-assessments, go to: [link] .

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Are you right brain dominant or left brain dominant?

Coaching Tip

To take a self assessment to determine your learning style, go to: [link]. Books Career Personal Life Self Assessment Self-Awareness What is Are you right brain dominant or left brain dominant? This theory of the structure and functions of the mind suggests that the two different sides of the brain control two different ''modes'' of thinking. It also suggests that each of us prefers one mode over the other.

The Personal Power of Your Voice

Coaching Tip

Often, people using "I" are being self-reflective. But they may also be self-conscious or insecure, in physical or emotional pain, or simply trying to please. Source: The Wall Street Journal, October 8, 2013.

Leader, Being Fit Matters.

Coaching Tip

Sources: The Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2013 and BusinessWeek, June 26, 2006. Career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Food and Drink Health Leadership Memes Self-Awareness TipsNew research suggests that a few extra pounds or a slightly larger waistline affects an executive's perceived leadership ability as well as stamina on the job. Leadership experts and executive recruiters say that staying trim is now virtually required for anyone on track for the corner office.

Coaching Qualifications

Coaching Tip

Books Business Coaching Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Skills That coaching is a professional service provided by professional coaches, is commonly accepted.

Entrepreneurship Science: focus on the 20% who represent 80% of your business

Coaching Tip

2013 Business Resolutions. Books Business Coaching Leadership Self-Awareness Skills Success Tips Work lifeSingle out your best customers and create a strategy to serve them better. . The old "80/20 Rule" applies : In an established business, 80% of your sales come from 20% of your customers. These are the customers to focus on. If you don't know who they are -- if you can't list them in order of decreasing sales -- find out.

Remembering what counts… And counting the ways.

Anese Cavanaugh

Being aware of the magic between the lines counts. Self-care counts. Authenticity - No Matter What Energy Leadership from Anese Just Because Self-Awareness Anese Cavanaugh energy leadership work/life balance What counts?

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