Leaders, are you asking enough questions?

As the skill of asking good questions is essential for leadership effectiveness, it pays to build and strengthen your leadership ‘enquiry’ muscle. The good news? It’s a very learnable skill. Use the STAR approach I’ve outlined to get started and watch your leadership effectiveness soar.

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Effective leadership communication begins with the essentials

Leader in the middle communicating with team effectively, representing the essentials of leadership communication

The pandemic has heightened our appreciation of ‘essentials’ – whether it’s essential workers, essential services, or what qualifies as essential when community lockdowns are in play. Communication also has its ‘essentials’.  If you lead a team, your ability to communicate effectively is essential to their engagement, effectiveness, and success. During an extended pandemic that has…

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Better listening makes you a better leader; four ways to listen well

Better listening makes you a better leader; four ways to listen well

As a leadership coach, I do a lot of listening. In addition to helping clients strengthen their listening skills, I frequently challenge myself to be an even better listener. I make it a priority because listening is the skill most highly correlated to leadership effectiveness. During this extended period of volatility and uncertainty in our…

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