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What Are Your Core Values?

If I were to ask you right now what your Five Core Values are, could you rhyme them off or would you need a few minutes to think about what they are, if at all? In my practice I am continuously surprised to learn how few people have taken the time to work on what their values are and how they show up for them. In this week’s vlog post I start out by talking about Kouzes & Posner’s 360 assessment tool, the LPI360 and how it is used to measure how frequently leaders demonstrate the Leadership Challenge’s 30 behaviours. One of these is Values and how the leader builds a consensus around a common set of values….

 

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

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How Often Do You Ask for Feedback on Yourself?

How would you answer this question “How often/frequently do you ask your direct reports on how your actions affect their performance?” Interesting question, right? Maybe a bit scary as well. Kouzes and Posner in the Leadership Challenge pose this question, “how can you know that you’re doing what you say if you never ask for feedback about your behaviour?” (pg. 82). Asking for others perspective, through their lens of how you are leading gives you an opportunity to grow as a leader. Watch this week’s Vlog for more on this provocative idea.

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

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Promises, Promises: Building trust in leadership

Following through on promises and commitments you make as a leader is Kouzes & Posner’s 3rd behaviour in their practice of Modelling the Way from the book “The Leadership Challenge”. In fact, doing what you say you will do is a critical leadership step. Many of us will have known bosses who say one thing and then do another and wonder why their employees then don’t follow through on tasks they have been given. As leaders we set the standards, we are being watched.

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

You can read my blog at http://johnkwhitehead.ca

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Are We On The Same Track?

Building off last week’s Vlog post where I spoke about as leaders, we are being watched by our direct reports on the standards we set, and how we also need to be demonstrating these same standards. What happens if we let some “off the hook” but others must be accountable to those standards? This week I talk about the impact this can have on your team as I cover the second behaviour in Kouzes and Posner’s work, The Leadership Challenge.

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

You can read my blog at http://johnkwhitehead.ca

If you have enjoyed reading these posts, please Follow Me – and if you sign up for my Blog I will send you a copy of my eBook, “What Are These Things Called Soft Skills?”

As a leader in the organization, any organization, you are being watched, observed, and almost certainly being mimicked (hopefully in a good way). This week I dig into the 30 behaviours that are associated with Kouzes and Posner’s Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership from their book The Leadership Challenge. The first behaviour is “sets a personal example of what he/she expects of others”. This is the first behaviour from the practice of “Modeling the Way”, the first of the five practices they state, “make extraordinary things happen in organizations. I invite you watch my vlog and then comment on how this spoke to you? Do you have examples?

 

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

You can read my blog at http://johnkwhitehead.ca

If you have enjoyed reading these posts, please Follow Me – and if you sign up for my Blog I will send you a copy of my eBook, “What Are These Things Called Soft Skills?”