Soft Skills…

Soft Skills…

…are the new Hard Skills.” Our conversation around the emerging importance of soft skills has, to this point, focused on their impact to the individual leader and in general terms of the impact to the organization which the leader leads. In this issue, we will...
“Creativity flows…

“Creativity flows…

…when Curiosity is stoked.” As we continue to explore the soft skills required for effective 21st Century Leadership, adaptability will always be near the top of the list. However, adaptability begins with the ability and openness to explore and experiment. Effective...
“You never get a second chance…

“You never get a second chance…

…to make a good first impression.” As leaders, we have countless opportunities to make good first impressions no matter the industry, market or business model. This is especially true in today’s dynamic business world in and amongst all the clutter of so many...
To win in the marketplace…

To win in the marketplace…

…you must first win in the workplace! Welcome to the fifth and final key to success in our series on “Leading at the Speed of Business”. We’ve spent several months now talking about the importance of adaptability as it pertains to staying relevant in...
“The absence of conflict…

“The absence of conflict…

…does not equal the presence of trust.” Just over five years ago, I wrote these words in a blog detailing the important elements of trust. They recently came back to me as the topic surfaced as a key element of so many coaching conversations over the last several...