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How Do You Deal With Procrastination?

How Do You Deal With Procrastination?

In this week’s video blog post I talk about my experience this past week where I facilitated a workshop on Goal Setting and Time Management for a non-profit organization. This is a fairly large non-profit with 24 managers attending the one day workshop.

As we got into the workshop one area that popped as being significant was procrastination – how to deal with it. In this video I talk about a tool that you can use to work with one of the causes of procrastination – being overwhelmed.

If you are interested in workshops like this for your organization – feel free to reach out to me using the links below and in the comment section. I will be happy to customize any workshop to fit your needs, size of group, industry etc….

 

 

 

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John Whitehead coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence and resiliency.

*******Are you wondering if having a Leadership/Personal Development Coach is right for you? Contact John for a complimentary, exploratory coaching session at john@johnkwhitehead.ca********

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Your Vision & How to Find It

This week’s video blog post speaks to Vision. As a leader what is your vision for your organization? Do you share that vision with your team?

Kouzes & Posner describe vision as “An ideal and unique image of the future for the common good” (the Leadership Challenge, 2017) with the emphasis on Ideal, Unique image, future & common good.

Visions are about hopes, dreams and aspirations, our ideals. Unique – visions are about the extraordinary, not the ordinary. In image we remember our past and project our future in mental pictures. A vision is described as an exciting possibility that we desire in the future. If it were about today, it wouldn’t be a vision. Finally visions are about developing a shared sense of destiny, for the common good. Visions aren’t about whet the leader wants. They are about what we want.

(From the Leadership Challenge workbook (4th edition), Kouzes & Posner, Pfeiffer).

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John Whitehead coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence and resiliency.

*******Are you wondering if having a Leadership/Personal Development Coach is right for you? Contact John for a complimentary, exploratory coaching session at john@johnkwhitehead.ca********

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What Do Young Adults See As Characteristics of Admired Leaders?

In this week’s video blog post I reflect on the reaction that my 4th year faculty of management university students had to a questionnaire on the Characteristics of Admired Leaders (Kouzes & Posner, 2014).

In their leadership book, The Leadership Challenge (Wiley, 2017), Kouzes and Posner describe what people look for and admire in their leaders. I did I similar survey with students in my leadership class at UBCO and found some interesting and significant differences. What impact does this have for you as a leader in an organization hiring young adults out of university?  Some insights…..

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John Whitehead coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence and resiliency.

*******Are you wondering if having a Leadership/Personal Development Coach is right for you? Contact John for a complimentary, exploratory coaching session at john@johnkwhitehead.ca********

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Do you know what your core values are?

Kouzes and Posner define values as “moral judgements, responses to others, and commitments to personal and organizational goals that: Help us determine what to do and what not to do. Influence every aspect of our lives. Set the parameters for our decisions we make every day”.

We can commit and demonstrate our values by: Scheduling actions for modeling our values into our week. Set aside time in meetings to recognize people who are demonstrating a value. Ask people for feedback by asking, are we behaving consistently with our words. We can weekly or monthly do a quick values performance review at the end of performance meetings.

 

 

 

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John Whitehead coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence and resiliency.

*******Are you wondering if having a Leadership/Personal Development Coach is right for you? Contact John for a complimentary, exploratory coaching session at john@johnkwhitehead.ca********

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Birds Flock Together – Social Styles, Putting It All Together….

Birds Flock Together – Social Styles, Putting It All Together…. this is the final of 5 videos where I talk about Tracom’s Social Style model. A simple yet every effective way to understand, not only how you prefer to communicate and behave, but also how to recognize how others prefer to communicate and behave. This is the basis of my coaching practice – how to improve our interpersonal communications skills and other Soft Skills.

 

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John Whitehead coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence and resiliency.

*******Are you wondering if having a Leadership/Personal Development Coach is right for you? Contact John for a complimentary, exploratory coaching session at john@johnkwhitehead.ca********

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