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How to Inspire Others | Aspire-CS


to infuse (breath, life, etc.) to breathe into or upon. It truly provides us with a pathway for imagining what it means to be an inspirational leader. When we inspire, we breathe into ourselves in order to breathe upon others and give them life. How can I get better at it?

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How to Get Some Free Time


She said she was leading in a way that assured that her staff can proceed without her, thus creating space for her to do some of the more important things that she really wanted to do, rather than those that she needed to do. How did she do it?

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How to Be a Great Mentor Without All the Fuss | Aspire-CS


It’s a way of “giving back&# and can also be a way to learn some new things yourself. Make sure you describe your role clearly in order to avoid misunderstandings. if you won’t be inviting the mentee to your home for dinner to meet the family, for example).

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Open the Leadership Development Carnival, Holiday Celebration Edition


My thanks to Jane for including my own post, How to Inspire Others , among them. Posted in Uncategorized Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. This blog is for leaders and those who help them to be more intentional about relationships at work.

What Great Leaders Know That Good Leaders Don’t about Self-Regulation

General Leadership

“The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.” ” Daniel Goleman. If our EQ capacity empowers us to effectively leverage our emotions to bring about better business outcomes, then – our ability to exercise self-regulation powers our EQ capacity. Consider the following: If EQ is to us, what an engine is to a car – then self-regulation is the drive train that powers how we operate.

Thought-full Thursday:Inner Compass


Your comments and answers to the questions are most welcome! “It is exhilarating to know that I have an inner compass and that I can be led by its sense of direction. This is one crucial meaning of integrity – to act in accord with my inner compass.

Thought-full Thursday: Noble Aspirations


Leaders have to express in an authentic way that there is a future for our nation and that you have a part in developing that future with me”. How will you invite others to have a part in developing that future with you?

Thoughtful Thursday: Something Meaningful


Your comments and answers to the questions are most welcome! And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale What’s stopping you from doing the somethings you need to do? Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

Thought-full Thursday: The Inspiration of Questions


Albert Einstein; the question that led to the theory of relativity. Watson and Crick; the question that led to the discovery of the double helix. Johnson & Johnson leaders; the question that helped them to successfully deal with the Tylenol crisis in the 1980’s.

Remembering Sacred Commitments


» Remembering Sacred Commitments January 17th, 2011 | Author: Mary Jo Asmus I sat transfixed as a group of elected leaders – half of whom were newly elected – discussed how they would work with each other and the local government administration. These were moments that will need to be remembered as they decide on policies and how to spend the public’s money that has been entrusted to them. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.

October Leadership Development Carnival: Autumn Fun Edition


Steve Roesler at All Things Workplace plays defense to those who think there isn’t a place for emotions in the workplace with Emotions, Work and Engaged Employees. Rajesh Setty ‘s ideas flower on Why MANY Smart People Face a Mid-Career Dilemma and How You Can Avoid It.

From predictability to potential


Our organizational experience, modeled during the machine age with its’ high level of predictability, has led us to believe that people are predictable, too. She famously said “Don’t try to fix the students, we must fix ourselves first.

Two Things to Remember as You Change the World


Right now you’re on a roll – over the last few years, you’ve made huge impact on your company, your organization, and/or your community – maybe even the world (it’s becoming easier to do so with the internet). I’d like to register just a word or two of caution to you when things get tough. The second is to keep going when the going gets tough. You also might want to reflect on the changes you need to make in order to speed things up.

The Day 360?s Are Obsolete


Some may call it a fantasy, but I like to think of it as a real possibility. My dream becomes full reality before I leave this earth (I never claimed not to be ambitious!) when I see that we no longer need to use 360’s in our organizations because: There are no toxic managers.

Lost and Found: Great Fullness


Some of my own losses and founds that come to mind: Lost: a corporate job. Lost: two lovely daughters to marriage. What have you lost which helped you to find great fullness? Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and great fullness to you! Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

The Asking Dilemma


Inquiry (or more appropriately, asking questions to coach others to come up with their own solutions) is a central skill set for helping others to develop. I work almost exclusively with mid- to upper- management in organizations. What have you got to lose?

Thought-full Thursday: The Space Where Freedom Resides


» Thought-full Thursday: The Space Where Freedom Resides September 16th, 2010 | Author: Mary Jo Asmus Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. Your comments and answers to the questions are most welcome!

Stop Trying to Make Others Happy | Aspire-CS


Hang in there with me on this one, I think you might agree with what I have to say. When you try to make others happy, you – well – try. And when you don’t get it right, you get frustrated and may even think there is something wrong with the person you are trying to please.

Seeing the “And” in Others


Liz was not someone considered to have “leadership potential” before John took over the division they worked in. With John’s help, Liz was able to change the behaviors that were holding her back and she has now had a well deserved and significant promotion in another part of the organization.

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In Praise of Leaders Who Give Meaning to Labor


Workforce leaders have a central role in helping to define how people feel about their work. Most leaders are unaware of the intensity of their ability to shape the climate of the workplace and to influence the attitudes of the people who work there.

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Harvard Business

” The role of a Product Manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the Product.” Translating business-to-technical requirements, and vice versa. These PMs excel at reflecting on where each of these competencies contributed to the success or failure of their products and continuously adjust their approach based on customer feedback. These PMs also know when to take a breath and step away if needed, to regroup.

Have You Trained Your Replacement?


With a lot of wisdom and good things to say about leadership – hop over to his blog and be sure to subscribe. None of us likes to think about being replaced in our jobs. I submit that the best leaders out there are actively seeking someone to replace them. Because organizations change, new opportunities present themselves, and people need chances to grow. They might have a life event that leads them to leave the company.

Thought-full Thursday: Respect


Your comments and answers to the questions are most welcome! Max Depree What are you doing to promote respect in your organization? What actions do you take to demonstrate this? Patrick: October 2, 2010 at 7:02 pm What are you doing to promote respect in your organization?

Why Your Peers Can't Stand Working With You | Aspire-CS


Well, it’s a little risky to generalize, but we can draw some conclusions by looking at some of the trends in the database I have for the 360 degree leadership survey that’s based on my book, The Next Level. Takes time to get to know his/her peers and their interests.

Great Leadership: a Lot of This and That


“ In this well crafted piece, he comes to the conclusion that it is a blend of a lot of things. There isn’t a magic button to push that determines what behavior to switch on at what time. Collaboration is necessary to get buy in and cooperation.

Why do smart people do dumb things?

Coaching Tip

A growing body of evidence shows that the ability to be smarter with ones feelings is tied to improved leadership, effectiveness, relationships, decision-making health and well-being; all of which help higher emotional intelligence (EQ) leaders create greater economic and societal value. “EQ Among the benefits that organizations have reported: EQ has twice the power of IQ to predict overall performance. Air Force is using EQ to screen para-rescue jumpers to save $190 million.

Resistance and Change – A Personal Experience | Aspire-CS


My friend Becky Robinson of LeaderTalk suggested I write about a recent experience; she was insightful to do so since I found that it has great relevancy to the struggle all leaders have with taking risks and questioning their beliefs in order to learn new skills.

Help Them to Think


However, I’ve come to appreciate that when a leader becomes too helpful, his strength in being supportive of others can become a weakness. His neck and shoulders may be physically sore from the burden he carries; he’s worn out and doesn’t see how he can continue at this pace. When I ask what he can stop doing, give away, or prioritize to the bottom of his to-do list, he says, “nothing”. This manager thinks a bit and then tells them what they can do to fix the problem.

What To Do With Blind Spots


But her feedback revealed to me that I sometimes scare people away with my intensity. to internalize your blind spots. Although they are often aware of their strengths and weaknesses, it isn’t unusual for someone to be surprised by something new they discover in the feedback process. They are often confused about what to do with the feedback on blind spots that they receive, particularly if it doesn’t seem immediately actionable.

Feedback: The Whole Truth (Almost)


They want to know how they are doing in the eyes of their stakeholders, and appreciate honest suggestions on what and how they can improve. I encourage my clients to ask for feedback from others. Instead of “How am I doing?” How is he/she going to react?

6 Q Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Eichenger and Michael Lombardo According to Day and Lord (1986), differences in the quality of executive leadership explain as much as 45 percent of an organization’s performance. That debate has been going on since the invention of the printing press, and prior to that, since the spoken word. All of the research to date can be summarized in six Qs. They have to sift through mountains of data, perhaps missing important pieces, and make decisions quickly.

Who Can Help?


October 17th, 2010 | Author: Mary Jo Asmus One of my clients, a mid-level leader in a large organization, is working to get better at leadership by setting some stretch goals. He has also asked a senior executive to be a mentor to him. That is essential to team work.

True North Groups: A Conversation With Bill George

Harvard Business Review

billion to $60 billion during his tenure. Upon his retirement in 2002, Bill invented a new life and purpose (by making little bets, I might add shamelessly) to write and to teach. One of the areas where I think Bill has unique insight has to do with how leaders and entrepreneurs can build support structures. To form a True North Group, gather together a small group of people who are compatible and respectful of each other.