“Pessimism can hold us back in any context of life; pessimists don’t start things that are a little challenging and if they do start, are more likely to give up. Optimists start challenging things and often success. We can learn here how to move from pessimism to optimism”. @drangusmcleod Video is copyright AngusMcLeod, 2021.
Exquisite Listening is at the heart of facilitating high performance in others. Listening is a key quality of leaders who mark themselves apart from managers who may dominate by directing.
When we listen well, we learn more about a person, about both their competences (practical and thinking styles) and about their motivations and de-motivations. We also learn how to influence them more effectively. Our influencing can then both inspire them to achieve at new levels but also to achieve with wellbeing, even when the demands we make, are over sustained periods.
A number of factors get in the way – awareness of these factors is a good place to start, so that strengths can be acknowledged and so gaps can be self-managed. The pathway to producing greater personal performance and satisfaction is then on track.
Days come and go. There are routines which we more-or-less fall into. And, there are things that go adrift and we may beat-ourselves-up about: we take the car to work but have to go back home because we forgot needed papers; we look forward to the weekend, or to a holiday some weeks or months ahead as a mechanism to keep going through the laborious work periods. Continue reading BLOG: Parables on Coaching 1
During my thirty years in leadership, the glass ceiling has been a nearly impenetrable blockade, limiting the vast majority of aspiring women leaders hoping to reach the top. I am delighted to report that we have, at last, cracked the code. Continue reading Women’s Glass Ceiling
Russell Atagootak has spent his 23 years of life in the artic. The slideshow features Russell’s own words, “Everybody is from this world. We are not that much different“. His main job is polar-bear monitor, fixing trip-wires alarms to protect camps. Russell’s 23 years in the artic is a longer than many make in 50. When Russell says, “I am not sure when I go to bed whether I will wake up in the morning“, we believe him. Be moved. Continue reading Blog: Inuit life philosophy
Reasons to be happy in 10 minutes. Watch the camera work and images of Louie Schwartzberg and listen and brighten your day! A ‘Human at Work’ can need a lift sometimes! See video below. Continue reading Blog: be happy today