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 often encounter clients who resist trying out new behaviors because they are concerned about not appearing “authentic”. The word authentic has been used so much in leadership circles without being accurately defined, so here’s an approach that we suggest. Authenticity starts with defining “who” you really are. We know that you are not just […]
When the going gets tough, we often hear leaders encourage their staff, their colleagues, their teammates to “try harder”. This is a waste of time. Trying Harder at the things you are already doing does not increase your likelihood of success. It reminds me of Sheryl Sandberg’s recent admonition to women to “Lean In” […]
I’ve often heard that in business it’s not what you know, but who you know. I think to be more precise, it’s not even who you know, but rather how the people who know you feel about you. Your results rely on the quality of your relationships. Success in most fields is built on […]
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:
The Fearless Organization is built on three fundamentals: Fearless Leadership, Dynamic Strategy and a Thriving Culture. Where building Fearless Leadership works on the individual and their influence on success, and Dynamic Strategy was about keeping everyone on target while learning and remaining flexible, today we’re talking about Thriving Culture, which is the collective ethos of […]
When we think about great organizations – those that seems to last decade after decade and reinvent themselves to respond to changing markets, technologies, competitors and other external conditions, we find that they share some fundamental characteristics that shift their ability to respond instead of react, to take bold action instead of delaying yet another […]
While we’re on the topic of authenticity… What would you really do to become more authentic? What does it look like? How do you know when you are there? Let us assure you that authenticity has nothing to do with those habits that you may have become attached to and you refer to by saying, […]