Throughout 2011 your responses to my twice-monthly Leadership Bulletins have been truly heart warming…
Each publication has triggered a “That’s exactly what I needed to hear” email or comment from leaders. And many of you have regularly circulated your Leadership Bulletins widely throughout your teams or organisations. Thank you.
The following seven bulletins have elicited responses like, “This is essential reading for both new and seasoned leaders”, and “Your messages in this bulletin are critical to leadership success”, and “I’ve forwarded this throughout my organisation. I’d hate to think one of our leaders neglected to follow these guidelines.”
To check out these essential leadership practices and behaviours, just click the links that could be useful to you…
Top Seven Leadership Bulletins Of 2011
Here’s a dependable, NASA researched process for shifting a behavioural habit for good—for once and for all. Select the behaviour that you want to change, apply this process, and get ready to celebrate your success!
Delegation—It Causes Leaders And Their Teams A Lot Of Heartache
Leaders, even highly experienced leaders, commonly don’t delegate enough. Some leaders delegate too much. And lots of leaders don’t delegate effectively. Invest 5-minutes to perfect this crucial leadership behaviour.
Dealing With A Poor Performing Team Member
When you don’t quickly deal with a team member’s poor performance, it doesn’t just impact that one team member. It has damaging repercussions that you can’t isolate or quarantine. Take a close look at four pivotal thought patterns that could be impeding you from turning your team’s health and productivity around.
Teamwork: How Do You Mobilise Your Team Members To Fly In Formation?
Is your “team” more of a group of individuals who work in their own silos? Perhaps it’s a long way off being a well-oiled powerhouse that reaps the benefits that real teamwork offers? This bulletin lists the most critical pieces you need to have in place for your team to operate optimally.
Why “I’m OK, You’re OK” Is An Intrinsic Part Of Effective Leadership
It’s impossible to be a truly effective leader without this underlying attitude. This could be your point-of-no-return in terms of you lifting your leadership game.
You Don’t Have To Like Another’s Behaviour—Just Don’t Judge It!
That’s right, you don’t need to like their behaviour. But will you accept that they are the way they are for good reason, and let them be OK? Are you able to confront whatever you need to confront with your team member—without wearing the serious consequences of you judging them?
The Finger Pointing Syndrome—It’s A Bad Look For Leaders!
Is it time for you to take stock of where you might be provoking defensiveness, resistance, mistrust, distancing, lowered morale and/or reduced productivity with your team members? The good news is it’s not hugely difficult to habituate more constructive, and more productive, behaviour.
Your Leadership Call to Action
Be sure to relax and then recharge your mind during the next few weeks…
That way you’ll enter the New Year with the insights and the vitality that’ll give you that extra oomph to create your targeted outcomes right through 2012.
Your next Leadership Bulletin will arrive mid-January. Until then, enjoy these 2011 publications, happy holidaying, and cheers to a fulfilling Christmas and New Year.
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.