Stress can kill you, or it can make you healthier. Did you know it is your choice which one happens? Here is a TED talk that gives a great perspective based on research. People-centered leaders and EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) leaders need to read this.
Leaders need to learn how to create situations where they are able to listen well. It is one of the most common issues for the people I coach. Here is an example of how I listened to a group of leaders within an EOS® company I work with and what their questions told me. People-centered leaders know how to listen.
I don’t have enough time! This is not new for leaders. Some evidence of this can be found in Stephen Covey’s classic book, ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. Published in 1989, he pushed for people to set aside time to ‘sharpen the saw’. In EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), we call them clarity breaks. Here are two tips I have found helpful in my own personal journey of making this a habit.
Learning + Doing = Growth. TED Talks have become an amazing resource for learning and the good ones not only challenge, but inspire us to do something. Here are my five favorite TED Talks that I share with leaders every chance I get.
Companies implementing EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) understand the importance of defining and executing Rocks. In my experience coaching and training leaders, I have seen importance of mastering this skill for all leaders and – more importantly – their teams. Here are some key tips for mastering the skills of defining and executing rocks.
What is leadership? I believe it is one of the most critical questions leaders need to answer in their journey to be an effective leader. Here are 102 answers to work with, and thanks to author Lolly Daskal for pulling the first 100 together.
My data shows that 100% of the time leaders skip this assignment. What is the assignment? Sit down with one of your people and use the Team Member Fact Sheet to share some information about each other. People-Centered Leaders know the importance of knowing their team members, and don’t let the barriers get in the way of doing it.
Wisdom comes in many forms. I look for opportunities to be in the room with people that are telling their story so I can listen to their words and feel their presence. The Book of Joy transported me into a room with two leaders worth listening to as they celebrated their friendship and reflected on topics I believe are critical to people at this point in our history. Not just for leaders, but for anyone who is looking to lead in their own life, regardless of their title or place.
Listening is a powerful tool to learn what matters to people and to test biases that exist within and around us. Here are two lessons listening taught me last week as I spent time with leaders after my keynote around strategic planning and the Entrepreneurial Operating System. Included are two powerful questions to ask yourself, challenging leaders to become and stay more people-centered.
A trip to Italy reminded me of the importance of speaking the same language…and the barrier is not always cultural. In organizations, we use different words for things which results in conflict between departments and a lack of alignment between leadership plans and the priorities people are working to each day. Here are two tips to address that in your organizational strategies.
The trust in your team is not defined by the big events, but by the thousands of events in between. People-centered leaders get that, and here are 9 habits that make deposits in the ‘trust bank’ so that big withdrawals can happen – and they will happen. For Entrepreneurial Operating System leaders, this is called transparency.