Just quickly, before we get to 2015’s hot topics, I want to say…
Whether you’re a person I coach, a sponsor of a person I coach, a business associate or a friend, I appreciate you being in my 2015. Thank you! It’s been a valuable year and I’m glad you were a part of it .
The Most Useful, Consciousness Raising Strategies
Feedback and comments I’ve received throughout the year (thank you again!) show that the most useful, consciousness raising leadership topics in my 2015 Leadership Bulletins were about either “dealing with poor performance” or about “how you manage you”.
Here are the four winners:
Dealing With Poor Performance
I took the bull-by-the-horns in this bulletin by confronting how common it is for leaders to tolerate poor performance.
The bulletin encourages you to look at what’s behind you not having a candid conversation about performance. And then how important it is that you boldly and persuasively deal with the tough and difficult if you’re to accelerate your career.
Here we look at the dangers of you making the poor-performer “not OK” because they’re behaving in a way that you don’t like, that you don’t appreciate and that you don’t value.
If you’re their boss and there’s a performance issue at stake, you clearly need to deal with that. And it’s crucial that you behave as a poised leader behaves, and take a “you’re OK” stance. It enables you to cleanly confront the poor performance—with poise.
You Managing You
There’s now heaps of research about how the best leaders have high emotional intelligence (EQ). And a large part of a leader’s high EQ is them having:
a. An awareness of their mood, and
b. The ability to manage their thoughts and feelings.
This bulletin gives you an effective strategy for managing your mood, thoughts and feelings.
When you focus on any of the three behaviours discussed in the bulletin, you’ll develop hugely useful insights into your personal next step as a leader. In so doing you’ll create opportunities for you to accelerate towards being a first-class leader.
Good leaders quickly become better leaders when they get a boost in just one of the three categories.
Your Call to Action
Check out the four Leadership Bulletins that won the award for being “most useful”.
To be even better leader in 2016, I also suggest you go to the Leadership Bulletin Directory and dig into the topics that you find most compelling. You’re sure to find some useful nuggets in there.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Carolyn Stevens has worked with leaders for more than 25-years—hundreds of them.
She’s supported leader after leader (including those who previously struggled to confront the difficult, let alone persuasively deal with the it) flourish—and become confident, courageous and impressively influential.
Carolyn is authentic and results-oriented. She draws on an eclectic array of approaches, tools and techniques to suit the situation.