We all have a go-to leadership style consisting of default set of markers when it comes to enhancing the morale, performance and motivation of people we are leading or managing. Understanding your leadership style is essential to identify and describe your individual unique characteristics when it comes to effective leadership or management.
Successful negotiations create opportunities and knowing how to negotiate skilfully is essential for personal or professional decision-making, problem-solving, conflict resolution and to build collaborative work environment. No matter what type of situation you are in, effectively negotiating a successful outcome always depends on not only what you do during the process, but also on what you refrain from doing.
How often do you find yourself overwhelmed with your decisions in uncertain situations? Uncertainty influences our personal and professional decision making where we are forced to make decisions involving risk. Amid crisis, it can be tempting to think of only the ‘here and now,’ and not long-term.
Being creative in problem-solving is often like a blind person. No matter how smart we are, we will always have certain blind spots when it comes to solving some problems. Here is one skill that you can add to your problem-solving tool box.
Clearly defined outcomes requires intention and persistence and helps in developing an outcome-based mindset which is an important leadership quality. It is also a valuable personal quality when it comes to progressing in your professional endeavours irrespective of your job title or role where you can focus more on solutions over problems.
No matter what role you play in your organisation/workplace or a team, thinking strategically helps you make better decisions as it enables you to align your thoughts with your actions.
By incorporating strategic thinking into your everyday working life routines, you will be more skilled at anticipating, preparing and making most of an opportunity.
Over-emphasis on self-esteem to achieve our aspirations, goals and ambitions leads to wrong self-concept. When we treat ourselves with compassion unconditionally, we are better able to perceive our real worthiness which is the foundation for personal and professional improvement.
How you make tough choices often shapes your workplace decision-making culture. Blindly following your perception of what’s right or wrong can lead to poor or faulty decision-making and sometimes to decision avoidance.
“Leading is all about managing your mindset.” Your mindset not only influences how you think and interpret situations but also your emotional reactions, decisions and actions during adversity.
Are your inadequate thinking habits the reason for your inability to put things right or solve certain difficult problems or situations? What is your preferred way of thinking-is it problem-oriented or solution-oriented?
"A resourceful person will always makes opportunity fit his or her needs."Napoleon Hill Have you ever been stuck in a problem in your goal-striving for so long that you begin to doubt your ability to solve it for good? There are wide range of characteristics like self-belief, discipline, dedication, hard-work, confidence and so on that … Continue reading How to improve your resourcefulness
"Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinions without the discomfort of thought.”- J.F.Kennedy Each one of us perceive and understand the problems, events and circumstances of our lives in different ways based on our thoughts, beliefs and habitual behaviours that we cultivate on a daily basis. How we think affects everything from our … Continue reading How to improve your critical thinking
Sometimes we get so caught up in the details of life, we fail to recognise incongruence between what we claim to value and the actions we take.
How do your lchoices represent your primary life values?
"Empathy is like a Universal solvent. Any problem immersed in empathy becomes soluble.”- Simon Baron-Cohen Our relationship with others determines much of our happiness and success in life. How you get along with your coworkers, superiors, friends and family often depends on your interpersonal skills, and at the root of good interpersonal skills is empathy … Continue reading How to expand your empathic potential