Actually, there is NO such thing as soft skills. The so-called “soft skills” people refer to such as the ability to communicate effectively, develop alliances, enroll others into a vision, navigate uncertainty with ease, coach team members, build trust are the absolute hardest thing to do well.
Is your world full of possibilities? Or do you find that you mostly see limits to your possibilities? For example, what do you think of the word “organizations” or the word “corporate”? I find leaders and coaches have an emotional reaction to such words and, in fact,...
There is a misguided belief that if you just focus, put your head down and work hard, you will be rewarded with success. However, working hard doesn’t guarantee success.
The heart is a place in the body where we experience our connection with life, where purpose and meaning surge through us as felt experiences, not just opinions.
Although leadership certainly includes the generation and use of power, we also claim that leadership must include care, care as the point for which power is used.
The Enterprise Performance approach addresses the key issues of “what to do,” “how to do it,” “how to learn to do it,” and “how to implement what I am learning in my world” in establishing more effective result-oriented perspectives and actions in a team.
Our ambitions and purpose for generative leadership are not just to be thought of as next-generation leadership, but to go beyond the next generation as an important foundation for future developments in leadership.
A collaborative blog written by Bob Dunham and guest blogger, Julio Olalla. Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.- T. S. Eliot We live in an era of global scale. Our technologies and our massive global population...
We must look beyond our quick, obvious, comfortable, and common answers. We must look with new eyes, with new thinking, if we are to find what our old thinking cannot show us.
As a dear friend of mine said to me during those difficult days, “Terrie, you were out on the skinny branch – you know the one that easily breaks with a strong wind. You were so busy and overwhelmed and out of touch with your own values, cares, and vision that you failed to pay attention to the breaking branch.”