self-awareness

On Being a Continuous Learner

On Being a Continuous Learner – In this weeks video blog I talk about the importance of continuous learning. Being open to new ideas, thoughts learnings. What I mean by being a Learner Practitioner… _____________________________________________________________________________________ John Whitehead coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their…

Soft Skills – The Platinum Rule

This weeks blog discusses and introduces the Platinum Rule. How being aware of others styles and speaking to them improves how we communicate, reduces tension and conflict. _____________________________________________________________________________________ John Whitehead coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence and resiliency. *******Are…

Are Soft Skills Learned or Inborn?

Several years ago I wrote a series on Soft Skills and their development – this is an updated repost of the third post in that series from October 2015. Soft Skills: Nature or Nurture? Are you born with them or are they learned? It’s the old chicken and the egg…

Wining and [Losing] Learning!

    Wining and Losing Learning! This is my 155th blog post. I was going to celebrate my 150th and write about that, but somehow it slipped by me. It’s also my birthday as I write this. It’s not a milestone birthday this year, but every birthday is a reminder…

Hi-Tech: When Beanbag Chairs and Foosball Tables Aren’t Enough

I read a great post a week or so ago titled “Adaptability: The Key Leadership Trait in the Digital Transformation” by Daniel Newman. Reading it took me back to two blogs I wrote a couple of years ago in my series on Soft Skills development, specifically the ones on adaptability…