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The 6 Fundamental Skills Every Leader Should Practice

Article: https://hbr.org/2018/10/the-6-fundamental-skills-every-leader-should-practice Our research and experience have shown us that the best way to develop proficiency in leadership is not just through reading books and going to training courses, but even more through real experience and continual practice.  “Learn-by-doing” experiences are crucial for a successful career. These are Six leadership skills where the practice is …

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What Efficient Mentorship Looks Like

Article: https://hbr.org/2020/08/what-efficient-mentorship-looks-like While mentoring brings purpose and satisfaction, it can be draining. In the face of a pandemic with no end in sight, we must preserve our fuel supplies while we mentor others.  It is possible to be a mentor in an efficient manner that benefits mentees, growing their confidence and their network, but also …

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Napkin test

The Purpose Formula by Richard Leider, author of the book “The Power of Purpose”. He calls it The Napkin Test as he says you can do this exercise on a piece of napkin. G+P+V=C Gifts + Passions + Values = Calling The critical question is “What makes you get out of the bed every morning?” Gifts = Your natural talents. Things you love to …

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Authentic Leadership

As I started my leadership journey, I started observing leaders around, I thought I had to keep up with the facade of executive detachment and soon realized this is not who I am. I wanted to lead authentically, in a way that felt right to me. I started asking myself  “How do I want to …

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself After A Difficult Conversation

Having to do difficult conversations is an inevitable and crucial part of leadership. While we might not always enjoy them, I see them as the bread and butter for hands-on learning. I have created this simple framework for self-reflection to guide the effective learning process after difficult conversations. Read more on Self Reflection in my …

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