Principles for Leadership

Kayte Connelly, owner of Best Principled Solutions, shares tips and insights on the qualities of effective leadership.

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7 Limiting Beliefs of Leaders

One of life’s greatest frustrations is taking charge of your destiny as the leader of an organization. Many individuals and consequently, the businesses they may come to lead, get stuck in their path to success. They mire in self-doubt, in self-sabotaging behaviors, and never truly reach their goals. 

Could this be you? 

Who’s in Your Inner Circle and How are You Honoring Them?

In several of his books, John Maxwell has put it pretty simply. “Leadership is influence. Nothing more, nothing less.” 

The tool shown here is modified from Stephen Covey’s “Circle of Focus” first described in The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

DEFINING THE CIRCLES 

10 Tips for Productive Meetings

Management in organizations often entrusts a delegation of like-minded department members or community volunteers to support specific tasks to achieve an end result. As such team or committee meetings surrounding this work should be meaningful, containing elements of problem-solving, decision making, and accountability through reporting. Towards that end, they should be purposeful and participatory. 

Teamwork: Hallucinations, Nightmares or Harmony?

Assembling your team to accomplish your dream has never been more difficult.

It has long been purported that teamwork is dream work. But, with the wrong players, goals can oftentimes run astray. So exactly how does a great leader, put together their team who will be working cohesively to accomplish a particular project?

2015 Talent Development Predictions and Prescriptions

No matter which human resource predictions you read for 2015, leadership was the number one issue in the global workplace. Culture, diversity in the workplace, engagement and retention will also be foremost in the minds of most employers.

The four generations on the work floor there is a pronounced emphasis on moving beyond the numbers for evaluating success and focusing more on the employee’s ability to master the values-based scales of an organization.

2015 Talent Development Predictions and Prescriptions

No matter which Human Resource predictions you read for 2015, leadership was the number one issue in the global workplace. Culture, diversity in the workplace, engagement and retention will be also be foremost in the minds of most employers. Or at least they should be.

The Power of Choosing

Every day we make choices. We choose how we want to present ourselves to the world through our dress and physical presentation. We choose where we are working, or how we are parenting. We are aware of the possibilities that are before us and keenly mindful of what our limitations behold.

There are key pieces of choosing that we have sole control over. The largest is our choice of words.

The Intention of Respect

“They are NEVER on time…and when they do show up, they wave to everyone who has been in attendance for the 15 minutes since the meeting started and take their seat. It’s as if they are all that matters.”

It’s so disrespectful. We all know individuals who avail themselves of this behavior trait. While others show up early, prepared with their work, spending some time socializing perhaps, or, perhaps a meal, the culprits just do not respect others enough to show up on time and may affect the purpose of a team.

Blame Shifting — Shame Shifting

Blame is a very potent tool that can be used to intimidate, dishearten and sabotage the culture of a workplace. Blame shifting is a common tactic used by children when faced with difficult situations. “He made me do that… I followed her lead…” It’s a method of self-defense and self-preservation for rationalizing actions.

Have you ever heard this statement? “Nobody TOLD me to do that…” Is your workforce missing the boat?

7 Limiting Beliefs of Leaders

One of life’s greatest frustrations is taking charge of your destiny as the leader of an organization. Many individuals and consequently, the businesses they may come to lead, get stuck in their path to success. They mire in self-doubt, in self-sabotaging behaviors, and never truly reach their goals. 

Could this be you? 

Who’s in Your Inner Circle and How are You Honoring Them?

In several of his books, John Maxwell has put it pretty simply. “Leadership is influence. Nothing more, nothing less.” 

The tool shown here is modified from Stephen Covey’s “Circle of Focus” first described in The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

DEFINING THE CIRCLES 

10 Tips for Productive Meetings

Management in organizations often entrusts a delegation of like-minded department members or community volunteers to support specific tasks to achieve an end result. As such team or committee meetings surrounding this work should be meaningful, containing elements of problem-solving, decision making, and accountability through reporting. Towards that end, they should be purposeful and participatory. 

Teamwork: Hallucinations, Nightmares or Harmony?

Assembling your team to accomplish your dream has never been more difficult.

It has long been purported that teamwork is dream work. But, with the wrong players, goals can oftentimes run astray. So exactly how does a great leader, put together their team who will be working cohesively to accomplish a particular project?

2015 Talent Development Predictions and Prescriptions

No matter which human resource predictions you read for 2015, leadership was the number one issue in the global workplace. Culture, diversity in the workplace, engagement and retention will also be foremost in the minds of most employers.

The four generations on the work floor there is a pronounced emphasis on moving beyond the numbers for evaluating success and focusing more on the employee’s ability to master the values-based scales of an organization.

2015 Talent Development Predictions and Prescriptions

No matter which Human Resource predictions you read for 2015, leadership was the number one issue in the global workplace. Culture, diversity in the workplace, engagement and retention will be also be foremost in the minds of most employers. Or at least they should be.

The Power of Choosing

Every day we make choices. We choose how we want to present ourselves to the world through our dress and physical presentation. We choose where we are working, or how we are parenting. We are aware of the possibilities that are before us and keenly mindful of what our limitations behold.

There are key pieces of choosing that we have sole control over. The largest is our choice of words.

The Intention of Respect

“They are NEVER on time…and when they do show up, they wave to everyone who has been in attendance for the 15 minutes since the meeting started and take their seat. It’s as if they are all that matters.”

It’s so disrespectful. We all know individuals who avail themselves of this behavior trait. While others show up early, prepared with their work, spending some time socializing perhaps, or, perhaps a meal, the culprits just do not respect others enough to show up on time and may affect the purpose of a team.

Blame Shifting — Shame Shifting

Blame is a very potent tool that can be used to intimidate, dishearten and sabotage the culture of a workplace. Blame shifting is a common tactic used by children when faced with difficult situations. “He made me do that… I followed her lead…” It’s a method of self-defense and self-preservation for rationalizing actions.

Have you ever heard this statement? “Nobody TOLD me to do that…” Is your workforce missing the boat?

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