The value of the strengths movement and a focus on your talents as an individual is to change the focus of your energy and attention to what is already working well, and to find ways to leverage those talents to make them more and more relevant and powerful.
We are taught from a young age that achieving specific milestones of success – getting good grades, getting into a great college, having a prestigious career, having a certain amount of money saved, living in the right house or neighborhood, marrying the right person, having talented or well-behaved kids…. etc, will make us happy. The […]
Trust is one of the fundamental pillars of organizations that go from good to truly great, and the difference between LITO (leaders in title only) and effective and fearless Leaders.
Trust consists of three elements occurring at the same time: knowing the positive benefits of a relationship, evaluating any risks in the relationship, and choosing how to interpret the behavior of the other person. In companies, this manifests as knowing that the people you work with can and will help you meet your personal and professional goals more often than they will not, and knowing why they behave the way they do and not taking it personally. Here is why we find trust so difficult, and ten key steps for starting to build trust in your organization today: