5 areas where executives limit their future – Part 3 of 5

  Emotional IntelligenceAnother area where executives often limit their future is Emotional Intelligence.  What is emotional intelligence, and why is it so important? Emotional intelligence is the mastery and insight to reading emotions, using emotions, understanding emotions, and managing emotions in yourself and others. Jim. I don’t care about soft skills!  Getting too emotional is not for me! Opposite of …

IQ Is Limiting Your Potential

COLLABORATION OR PEOPLE PLEASING

One of the most frequent requests made by CEO’s is for me to help their “C” or leadership teams be more collaborative. I understand the desire to move away from silos and build more cooperation. However, this popular word has a different meaning to many leaders.

One SVP said to me “just tell the boss to let me know what he wants, and I will deliver it!” This individual was a solid people pleaser and did not realize it.

Psychology tells us that about 35% of those in leadership roles see their task as pleasing others. As long as others are happy, they are doing a great job.

Not so!

Another SVP in coaching responded when I shared that her direct reports were very upset with her style. She told me that they were just know knowledgeable as she is and not qualified. I then asked why all the peers had the same feedback. Her response was the same. This is either arrogance or being totally out of touch.

There is a better alternative than people pleasing, and it is a fundamental element in Modern Leadership.

Bring out the best in yourself and in others! Short and sweet but I have seen it work over and over. Try it and see the difference it will make.

Collaboration or People Pleasing?

COLLABORATION OR PEOPLE PLEASING

One of the most frequent requests made by CEO’s is for me to help their “C” or leadership teams be more collaborative. I understand the desire to move away from silos and build more cooperation. However, this popular word has a different meaning to many leaders.

One SVP said to me “just tell the boss to let me know what he wants, and I will deliver it!” This individual was a solid people pleaser and did not realize it.

Psychology tells us that about 35% of those in leadership roles see their task as pleasing others. As long as others are happy, they are doing a great job.

Not so!

Another SVP in coaching responded when I shared that her direct reports were very upset with her style. She told me that they were just know knowledgeable as she is and not qualified. I then asked why all the peers had the same feedback. Her response was the same. This is either arrogance or being totally out of touch.

There is a better alternative than people pleasing, and it is a fundamental element in Modern Leadership.

Bring out the best in yourself and in others! Short and sweet but I have seen it work over and over. Try it and see the difference it will make.

SPENDING HOURS AND GETTING NOWHERE?

Master of “busy-ness” instead of “business!” You sit on the phone, at your computer or in meetings ALL day- everydayBarely time for a brief break and back into another sessionAnswering emails, making calls, on video conferencing, meetingsYet you know that you are not staying on top of all that you need to focus on Day-in and day-outHard enough to stay …

Your Executive Presence is not What You Suspect it is

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5 areas where executives limit their future – Part 2 of 5

This next area of limitation happens so often that I can predict what will surface in the first meeting I have with a CEO who is interested in leadership development for his/her team.  “Jim, I would like for my leadership team to move beyond the daily tactical/operational minds and become more strategic thinking!”  The words may vary slightly but the …

5 areas where executives limit their future

Executives often limit their future in five areas – starting with experience. One of the more interesting realities in today’s complex world is that careers are not being limited by external conditions.  Executives limit their futures in 5 areas of their offer often without realizing it.  Over the next few blogs I will share each of these areas: Frozen Learning …