I hope 2015 is looking like it’s going to be immensely satisfying for you .
We have two topics in this first bulletin of the year:
- The most useful/read/commented on/liked Leadership Bulletins during 2014
- The two issues/subjects/concerns/themes you’d like me include in our Leadership Bulletins during 2015.
Your Top Three Leadership Bulletin Topics From 2014
The-collective-you told me that the top three key leadership practices and behaviours I wrote about last year were:
How To Put Things Right When Someone’s Peeved With You
We so often get ourselves into even more trouble when we try and sort things out with someone we’ve upset. Typically, we make matters worse by quickly telling them why we did what we did—in an effort to justify our actions.
Here are four steps that will have the other person forgive you and quickly get things back on track…
As A Leader, Do You Ever React—Rather Than Skilfully Respond?
Your determination, often the cause of your inappropriate reactions, and your goal-focused nature is sometimes an asset, and sometimes it’s not.
The five pivitol questions I pose in this bulletin will help you skilfully respond, always…
A Rewarding Way Of Listening
How often are you currently “listening while waiting to speak?” Or “listening to understand”? Or “listening with the intent to control the conversation or the outcome”?
This bulletin discusses the rewards of going beyond any of those agendas—listening without any agenda at all…
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And Thank You For Your Feedback
To be honest, it was difficult to choose just three bulletins from the year. You gave so many of them a good rap .
I’m therefore including a link to the indexed Leadership Bulletin Directory. There you can cruise to your heart’s content and easily find information on the leadership topic you’re interested in…
Your Focus And Targeted Topics For 2015
In order that I continue to hit the mark for you with my bulletins, I’d appreciate you clicking your “reply” button and letting me know which one or two leadership areas you’d like me to include in our 2015 bulletins.
What do you currently care about most?
- Managing poor performers?
- Influencing others more easily?
- Raising your EQ?
- Being a better delegator?
Or something else entirely?
Your Action Plan
Just two key actions for you…
- Revisit the Leadership Bulletins that you care about most, using the links in the above lists.
- Let me know, by return email, one or two areas you’d appreciate me writing about in a 2015 Leadership Bulletin.
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.