Wednesday, July 23, 2014

it's difficult to break a habbit

It's hard to let go of ones habbits ..... and in order to evolve as a leader it's important to leave the (bad) habbits behind ... 

Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard: "Alas, of all enemies the habbit is however, the most insidious and, above all treacherous enough never to let himself be seen. He who sees its true form, he is saved from the habit"

 Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. "Agghh ... , the eternal recurrence"

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Reflect and grow/ develop as a leader

The authentic leadership

Management researchers Robert Goffee and Gareth Jones has identified four qualities that makes up the inspiring and authentic leader

1) Selective vulnerability show your vulnerability = show your humanity.

2) Intuition - The leader is able to interpret more than just the hard facts -  perceives the soft information and act on them in a timely manner.

3) Empathy - The leader is committed to his employees, but are also able to make decisions and act in the way that benefits the whole organistation the best.

4) Being an individual = The leader stands by himself and his positions

Bad behavior is contagious - don't contaminate your work place

Become conscious about the way you are perceived as a communicator

As a manager you can take and switch between different roles when you communicate with your employees.

You may be - will be seen as:

1) The Decision-Maker (The General) who decides what goals are for the individual + the right way there.

2) The Expert providing insights and guidance  with your longtime knowledge within the professional field.

3) The Consultant who gives advice to initiatives - and help the individual
to strengthen their performance of their job.

4) A Sparring Partner who is facing opportunities and reflect 'out load' with the employee.

5) The Coach who examine individual aspirations and visions, but leave the responsibility to the individual.

6) The Motivator who has a special focus on the individual's commitment to the specific task they face.

Employees have different needs and therefore, as a manager be aware of your role