Half of authentic leadership is an active style of management that positively influences and serves others on a daily basis. The other half of the equation is holding a vision of greatness. Confident in their style and abilities as directors, good leaders have faith in themselves and that demonstrating authenticity, trust, and excellence will bear….
Authenticity in the workplace does not exist in a vacuum; you need to share it. Authentic leaders are not afraid to show their softness, vulnerability, and emotions to their staff – in other words, they lead with an open heart. A great leader is one with both the willingness and ability to connect with his….
Authentic leadership means remaining true to oneself, but also being faithful to the company’s mission. This can only happen when you have a clear and memorable mission. What is yours? Having a mission answers the “why?” and it require that you say no to some things you want to say yes to. If you truly want….
I had a boss once who talked about work/life balance as part of the culture, but informed us all on Monday, how he worked most of Sunday. Leaders who don’t walk their talk end up with dissatisfied employees who lack trust in them because they say one thing and then do something different. Check in….
Are you being real or genuine – not copied or false, but true to who you are? Authentic leaders are not afraid to appear vulnerable and human in front of their colleagues and employees, recognizing that these qualities are not only inherent but an asset; our imperfect humanness is what drives our desire to learn,….
The year is halfway through-have you taken time to stop and smell the roses? Play in the workplace energizes your team, motivates employees to push forward, and inspires creativity and innovation. Plus, we all need a break from the daily grind sometimes! Whether it’s by celebrating a successful project, planning a staff party or social….
Last month I had the pleasure of hearing David Miller, Ph.D, Director at Princeton University on Faith &Work Initiative. He wrote, “God at Work”. What was once taboo – faith at work – is increasingly accepted in corporate America. From secretaries to CEOs, growing numbers of businesspeople today want to bring their faith to work…..
When was the last time you checked in with your employees to see how they are really doing? We spend so much time working at work, that we rarely discover WHO we are really working with. Take some time this week to build one new relationship with three simple questions: What do you like most….
Every day you have a chance to build or break your reputation. Whether it is through your actions, words, or attitude, you are building or breaking your reputation. What do you want to be known for? Stop for 5 minutes today and do an inventory: what behaviors and attitudes are contributing to or distracting from….
By trying new things professionally, we give ourselves opportunities to fulfill the Lord’s wish for us that we ‘Go Forth and Prosper’. When we’re so enmeshed in our routine and our limited perspective of work, we deprive ourselves of the opportunity to see if there is more we can become. By trying something new, we….