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Goals – Moving from SMART to GROW

The start of a new year often means New Year’s resolutions and goal setting. We start seeing a myriad of articles, posts, and podcasts on these subjects around this time of year and so not to be an outlier, here is my offering. But with a bit of a twist.

This past year I was struck with how many goals fall by the wayside, and not because we don’t care about them or that they were not important, but that they just fall away because there was no process in place to move them forward. We spend a lot of time developing SMART goals, but what’s the next step? This is where I believe the GROW model fits right in, and is the subject of this week’s Vlog post.

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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Seasons Greetings 2021

Thank you for following me this past year and for viewing my weekly leadership vlog posts. This week, something a little different, my holiday message to each of you. My wish is for everyone to have a safe and happy holiday season!

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?”

What Is Resilience and Why Is It Important?

This week, a link to an article I wrote for ALSD SEAT magazine….

Research shows that resilience is linked to key outcomes. As leaders in the luxury suite industry, we not only need to aware of our team’s resiliency, but also of our own. Why?

You can read the article at: https://alsd.com/content/what-resilience-and-why-it-important

If you would like more information about my Resiliency workshop, reach out to me at john@johnkwhitehead.ca … lets talk.

 

 

Interview with Tammy Dunnett for the Leadership Communications Expo

This week’s Vlog post is an interview I did a few weeks ago for the Leadership Communications Expo hosted by Tammy Dunnett. It was my privilege to be one of many communication experts and gurus speaking on communications from the leadership perspective. It’s a bit longer than my usual vlog post but I believe you will find it informative and relevant for todays leaders. As always, I value your comments and suggestions for future posts.

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?”

Why Soft Skills part II

This is a reposting of a vlog post I produced in the fall of 2019, and is part two of last week’s post.

The IBM Institute for Business Value recently surveyed approximately 5,670 executives across 48 countries to learn more about the skills needed to execute business strategies. The top finding of the research is that approximately 120 million workers may need to be retrained or reskilled as a result of AI and intelligent automation. Yet, the research also revealed that, while technical and digital skills were still in high demand, executives are placing highest priority on behavioral—or soft skills (Josh Bersin).

The Enterprise Guide to Closing The Skills Gap: Strategies for building and maintaining a skilled workforce IBM Institute for Business Value (2019) https://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/EPY…

Annette LaPrade, Janet Mertens, Tanya Moore, and Amy Wright

 

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?”