Active listening is a key to great communication and a required part of coaching that works. In a group on Facebook Kasia Gurgul mentioned that the Chinese character Ting nicely sums up what’s needed for that kind of listening. I of course got curious and I found two images that describes the Ting character in […]
Justin Gomer and Jackson Hille were less than thrilled with the existing guides to SWOT Analysis on the internet and decided to create their own. Take a look at An essential guide to SWOT analysis and learn much more about SWOT.
Through LinkedIn I came across an interesting article, The Genius of Wearing the Same Outfit Every Day. It gives two different reasons. One is to cut down on the number of decisions, the other is to create a brand (think Steve Jobs). President Barack Obama gave this reason for wearing a blue or gray suit […]
A really interesting article about leadership turned up in my Facebook stream. It’s The Boring Trait Google Looks For in Its Leaders. The prototypical leader is a hero: gives the rousing speech, inspires the troops, and shows up at the last minute to save the day. At least that’s how leaders are portrayed. but that’s […]
Dan pink talks about three kinds of motivation: 1.0 biological (thirst, hunger). 2.0 external (carrot and stick). 3.0 internal (engagement). Daniel Pink then focuses on Motivation 3.0 and explains more about what it is, when it works and why it works. Video: RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us This is […]
I stumbled across Al Pacino’s Inspirational Speech at YouTube today. I have seen it before, once used as part of a presentation, and find it really inspiring. Video This was originally posted at Bengt’s Notes, another blog of mine.
Through The Power of Why I found How great leaders inspire action by Simon Sinek. It’s a great presentation about the power of starting from “why”, to define your purpose and why you do what you do. Having a clear purpose, the “Why”, makes you stand out in the crowd and gives people a reason […]
I started reading Drive – The surprising thruth about what motivates us by Daniel Pink today and that brought this TED-video to my mind: Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation. Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards […]
In the spirit of looking back and learning from past mistakes, @sethsimonds posts about 7 Mistakes I’ve Made Managing People. It’s a great post and we can all learn something from his list. Here is an overview of the seven mistakes that Seth made, for details visit his blog post. • I failed to verbally acknowledge […]
The Tao of Coaching by Max Landsberg is an excellent book about coaching as a leader. The tagline on the book says Boost your effectiveness at work by inspiring and developing those around you which sums up coaching from the leaders perspective. The books is described like this: This book offers information on how to […]