June 15th marks the first anniversary of Leadership Sculptor offering online courses. It may have been sparked by necessity, but so far, we’ve conducted over 40 online workshops with another 40 planned for the rest of the year. It’s proba… [more]
Coaching your people to solve their own problems (monkeys), frees up a lot of your time for the things only you can do (unicorns)!
Helping them to understand which level of initiative is taboo, and which level is acceptable when, can really boost your people's initiative and their effectiveness.
Are you uncomfortable with conflict? Remember that disagreement is not necessarily conflict. It's just disagreement. Talk about it before it becomes a conflict - before unpleasant emotions are added into the mix.
This is a natural time of year to reflect, to assess oneself, and to think about the future. Therefore, I am offering a complimentary leadership assessment and debrief session in January to the first five leaders who contact me directly
"Every happy family is happy in the same way" --Anna Karenina. And every high-performing team expresses the same eleven qualities:
Understanding where your team is in its development is key to improving both performance and atmosphere. Sometimes, it even goes like clockwork!
Did you know that as people we tend to have an unconscious focus on one of three things: Do I have the resources I need? Do I know my place in the hierarchy? How can I get my message across? And make sure you have someone to cover that on which you… [more]
Lack of clarity about our own performance as leaders is about our own filters, misconceptions, or lack of self-confidence. Self-reflection is an antidote -- and coaching provides support for this, as well as for your performance, and that of your t… [more]
The art of negotiation is about them: think about their goals, interests, concerns and emotions. Take these into account and you increase your chance of finding the sweet spot, where both of you win.