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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The new year is finally here, and we can now start taking action on all the goals we’ve planned for the upcoming 12 months. If you’re like most leaders, you experienced unforeseen challenges in 2020, and want to do better this year.
So how do you become a better leader in 2021?
Keep reading for easy tips.
Becoming a better leader starts with investing in yourself. This includes a healthy commitment to self-care and personal development, but in the office, it also means putting stock in valuable coaching and training.
Spend some time researching topics that will help develop you as a leader, such as learning how to motivate a team, developing your leadership style, and even recent issues that include successful remote work.
You are nothing without your team, so invest in them too!
Give your employees the skills they need to constantly grow within your industry...
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:
Being a leader comes with many challenges, and managing a team during a pandemic brings on even more. It can be difficult to guide remote employees, find success during unstable economic times, and also meet your personal and professional goals. Despite the difficulties, it is possible to successfully manage the many pressures that come along with being a leader right now.
Keep reading to identify common obstacles and to learn how to power through.
A common struggle we hear from our executive leaders is that it feels lonely at the top. Now especially, loneliness has hit hard for those working remotely with limited interaction with their teams. Not only can it be physically lonely since you aren’t coming face-to-face with colleagues and team members, but you can feel emotionally lonesome as well.
To overcome loneliness, set up regular check-ins with your employees to keep the lines of communication open. Chances are, if you’re...
Think back on a positive mentorship experience you have had.
What stands out to you?
If you’ve worked with a great mentor, you know that mentors can be a huge asset to one’s success when you find the right fit! This post will share with you mentorship tips as well as advice for finding a great mentor!
But first...what is a mentor?
Mentors are trusted advisors who readily offer their knowledge and support to someone seeking them out. Mentors are usually experts or senior-level executives in their given field.
If you are a mentor, it’s likely because you have experiences that are useful to those just starting out in their careers who could use your knowledge.
Though there isn’t exactly a manual to follow when becoming a mentor, there are essential actions of building an effective mentor and mentee relationship.
Keep reading to discover three actionable mentorship tips:
When asked what is the greatest characteristic of a leader, many will say, “honesty.”
Leaders need to be honest with their employees and with themselves.
But honesty is only ONE way to be a better leader. There are also a lot of other necessary character traits to develop.
If you want to learn how to be a better leader, then check out these critically important traits that can help you become a better leader.
Being a leader requires commitment. They need to be committed to their work and their responsibilities.
When they are committed, it influences who they work with. It shows the employees how committed their leader is in making a change in the workplace and then the team wants to follow suit.
If you want to be a better leader, you should also be passionate about your job. That means you love your job and have a passion to be...