Great Leaders Meet Employees Where They Are

Leaders tend to see higher rates of success if they are able to meet the employee where they are in their learning curve. There are lots of different assessment tools out there to determine where your employee is at in different skill-sets, personality traits and preferences. However for coaching purposes, one tool that is extremely helpful is the Conscious Competence Model.

This article will give you a quick and dirty rundown of what this model is, and tips on how you as a manager can get the best out of your employees if you meet them where they are and support them accordingly.

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Feeling Stagnant in your Career? Try this one Simple Technique

If you haven’t heard of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT tapping), then I’m sure you will. EFT has become a popular topic and tool used for self-care with remarkable reported benefits. However, more recent exploration and discussion of this topic raises the question: How can this technique help one to become a stronger performer and leader?

In my practice, I have leveraged EFT tapping as a tool to further the progress my clients have experienced. This method is effective because we have many blockers that interrupt us from being our best selves. For example, if you know much about acupuncture and Chinese medicine, the main healing journey involves removing blockages around the energy meridians in the body. Similarly, our thoughts engage in blockages, where predispositions or the wiring of our brains lead us to think and feel a certain way. The only way to get past these blockages is to explore, and re-route them.

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Lining up your Leadership Rubik’s Cube

The term alignment is becoming more popular in the leadership space. However, what does this term actually mean?

First, let’s get down to the technical. The definition of alignment from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is ” the proper positioning or state of adjustment of parts in relation to each other.” So what happens when we bring this definition into the context of human existence, interaction and leadership?

When we create alignment in our human existence, we create the proper positioning of all the parts that make us who we are, particularly in relation to each other. This means that we are bringing the components of our mind, heart and soul together. Continue reading “Lining up your Leadership Rubik’s Cube”

What’s all the Hype about Executive Coaching Anyway?

Well, here’s the thing. Throughout my years as an HR professional, I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have seen capable managers who get into their own heads. We all do it, we second guess ourselves and carry baggage with us such as feedback we have gotten from past managers, friends and even family. We all have sensitivities, insecurities, and what results is the “uncertainty dance”. We get in our own heads and think we know the next leadership move then, in an instant, we don’t. Continue reading “What’s all the Hype about Executive Coaching Anyway?”