Holistic leadership requires leaders to bring their whole selves to their role. It’s not just about their skills, processes, and approaches to their work, but also their character, values, and mindset. And, to take this idea a step further, effective holistic leaders are skilled in encouraging others to do the same.
To achieve this level of leadership often requires an investment: improving your skills, expanding your knowledge, and strengthening your weaknesses. This could mean taking a course, listening to a podcast, or joining a mastermind group, for example.
Investing in the people around you can also be considered an investment in yourself. Teams should always be greater than the sum of their parts. When you pour into your team and help them to grow, your image improves, too. People may respect you more. They’ll view you as a thinker and doer, not just a say-er. Those tangible results can lead to more effective leadership, where there are only winners.
Is your workplace thriving? Or is it dragging?
Are your people excited to spend time in the office? Or are they dreading pulling their alarm?
Is there motivation fizzing throughout your team to accomplish goals?
Or is there tension and silence that has fallen on your team stifling performance?
We have shared a lot about "Engagement" recently because it's so important, but we would be amiss to not talk about toxic environments and how your engagement can impact more than just the monthly deadlines. As we’ve noted, your people MATTER, and so, the environment that you create and allow your people to cultivate matters all the more.
We recommend reviewing our “7 Warning Signs Your Workplace is Toxic” Resource to help you quickly identify toxic tendencies and diminish them before they take root and run your top talent away. Meanwhile, here’s a deeper look into guiding the workplace culture to thrive.
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It’s no secret that people are the core of your business. People make what you do, happen.
What would happen if you, as the leader of your people, focused the bulk of your efforts into empowering your people? What if empowering them meant creating even more loyal employees OR what if that meant that they launched out and achieved a greater to them personal purpose!
Empowerment, as defined for the workplace, is based on the idea that providing employees with the resources, authority, opportunity, and motivation to do their work, as well as holding them accountable for their actions, will make employees happier and more proficient in their job.
In an article published by Forbes we found this interesting quote from Ed Evans, Four Seasons Executive Vice President and CHRO. He attributes the company’s success to its employees and culture and said “The same level of care that we extend to our guests applies to our people. By empowering our...
“The wisest possible investment of your time and energy in order to operate at our highest point of contribution is by doing only what is essential.” - Forbes
Is Essentialism a tool that you are refining as a leader? If not, we want to help you learn to leverage this tool to work in your favor, better your business and boost your success as a leader and in your personal life. We’ve gathered information from some of our resources to create a guide for you to better implement Essentialism in your business, leadership and worklife.
In his book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Greg McKeown writes that, in order to be an effective leader while practicing essentialism, follow this four step process “essence, explore, eliminate, and execute” Click here to learn more
What does this process look like in your business and work life as a leader?
In the moments that you recognize a tradeoff exists in order to be true to the core...
WHAT DOES TRAUMA INFORMED CARE LOOK LIKE?
At the Talent Magnet Institute we want to focus on empathy and caring well for our employees and those on our team. With a new year in view, it’s a good time to remember that the likely outcome of a crisis is trauma. If you are leading with empathy you will recognize that surviving 2020 isn’t the only traumatic thing to happen in your people’s lives, and for that reason, learning to implement practices and procedures that are developed with Trauma Informed Care principles is paramount.
“Trauma Informed Care” is an approach that develops procedures, protocols, and practices with the assumption that every individual is more likely than not to have a history of trauma.
You might be asking, “what kind of trauma?” This assumed history of trauma could refer to anything from mental health, sexual abuse or substance abuse, to trajedy or even mistreatment through...
It's what so many people strive to reach in their lives, but very few master. One's own personal life and relationships are often sacrificed for career success, and that pattern has to stop.
We as leaders have to set the example of a proper work/life balance and prioritize our team doing the same. If we lead a life of hustle and burnout, our organization will follow and it won't be sustainable. Success requires a work/life balance.
Now more than ever, leaders are feeling fatigued, getting less quality time with loved ones, and struggling to detach from work. They are doing everything they can to keep their business strong, but their personal lives are suffering as a result.
If you aren't sure if you are someone who struggles in this area, ask yourself the following questions: