Leadership

What is a leader without followers? – A Personal Leadership Challenge

This week begins a new series of video blog posts where we will discover what it means to be a leader in todays environment… it really doesn’t matter what the environment is – it may be leading a sales team selling season’s tickets for a professional sports team….. you may…

Soft Skills – Conclusion

Over the past thirty weeks I have published a series of posts on Soft Skills: their development, the competencies they represents and the importance soft skills have in the workplace (or life in general, for that matter). I still like the following definition of Soft Skills because it is straight…

Building Trust

As I completed my series on Soft Skills, a commenter asked me about the place of Trust, since I had not listed it as a specific Soft Skill.  I’m not sure about this. The question of Trust seems to be relevant or applicable in a number of different areas, and…

The Core of Leadership is Self-Awareness – Being who you are.

  The work of author and business coach Marshall Goldsmith, in particular his book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There (2007) has been a significant influence in me becoming self-aware. In the spring of 2009 I attended Goldsmith’s workshop in Boston after reading his book and being intrigued…