I often work with leaders that are frustrated by working with peers and team members that toss around problems for weeks or even months without a solution. Problems, questions, and requests become open wounds that hold the team or organization back from making progress. They turn into focus points that drain energy from other important projects and real forward progress…
A leader guides an initiative and a team forward. Great leaders often have a method to their magic. They are constantly making progress. Their teams are productive and enthusiastic. How do they do it? Even though their work is constantly changing as they move forward, they have some consistent practices that form the foundation for their progress.
Awake Leadership Solutions is two years old this month! As we enter our third year, we’re reflecting on our values and an essential question for many companies: How do you make sure your values are reflected in the actions of your team? How do you ensure your values system is really serving a purpose?
Big news! We have a brand new article on Fast Company all about delegation. Delegation is a challenging yet essential leadership skill. Do you delegate with efficiency and confidence?
We usually think about ethics as big stuff, like stealing something, invading someone’s privacy, or threatening someone. However, ethics come into play in every action and every decision we make, every day. What has been largely overlooked are the subtle interpersonal and personal actions that eventually lead to larger consequences for individuals and organizations.
We are at a pivotal point in our history where our collective and individual freedom has been compromised by a lack of focus on ethics. There is a need for a common language and collective understanding of ethics more than ever before. Three things we often don’t realize about ethics hold us back from peace and potential.
Use the principles to navigate decisions with confidence, lower your stress, make human-centered progress, and make more genuine connections and relationships built on trust.
It’s not just essential to design your own ethical system for your team or organization but to have an ethical system and language that spans across organizations and industries. This change has to begin with leaders that are interested in ethics and see the value of a common language of ethics.
Part of leading rather than following is bringing awareness to actions and leadership habits that do not foster peace and engagement on the part of the whole and the part of individuals. There is always a way to drive progress while making the process clear and enjoyable for the team members involved. In this blog, I’ll detail three ways that you can begin to change how you lead your team in order to cultivate both peace and progress. These three changes to how you lead can make a huge positive impact on the progress and engagement of your team.
We are all always changing and evolving – even the most seasoned of leaders. As the environment and conditions around us change (which is always happening), we change, too. Great leaders are self-aware because they continuously practice Self-Study.