personal development

How Do We Become Self-Aware

Last week a LinkedIn friend, Aly B Moreno wrote an incredibly insightful article called Sustainable Growth through HBD a most required Paradigm. I will leave you to follow the link and read it. In his article, Aly askes a number of very interesting questions around human development and it got…

Is Professionalism a Soft Skill?

“Soft Skills, or the ability to manage soft issues, is a challenge for modern leaders to master” Aly Moreno I received a comment from one of my most reliable blog post followers shortly after I started publishing this material in my blog. He stated, “…Soft Skills or the ability to…

Using FeedForward to get Unique Perspectives

FeedForward is an exercise and concept from Marshall Goldsmith, one of the world’s top executive coaches.  FeedForward is based on the premise that we can’t do anything about the past, it’s done. What we can focus on is the future. It is a different way of looking at performance reviews…

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…

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…