Can Some Influencing Strengths Do More Harm Than Good?

Leveraging our strengths is a powerful way to grow, increase our impact, and collaborate more effectively with those around us.  Working regularly with team trainers and coaches, I know how good it feels to see individuals score highly on certain SOI 360 Influencing Styles. For example, styles that are central to their roles or styles […]

Cultivating Connection in Leadership: The Path to Humanizing Our Workplaces

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Have you heard of “corporate short-termism?”  It’s the idea that many organizational leaders today are overly focused on bottom-line results and efficiency here and now, while “human” factors—which are essential for sustainability—take a back-row seat. That’s exactly the opposite of what we need as our world and business context becomes increasingly uncertain. Now, it’s more […]

How To Inspire Others

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Think of a project you were super keen to take part in—one you couldn’t wait to execute and the success of which you were highly invested in. Maybe it was a new way of working or a challenging new strategy… Now think about how you were briefed on that project. How did your boss communicated […]

Are You Leading Others Effectively?

Being a leader isn’t just a challenge; it’s a whole series of them. Not only do you manage your team every day, but you lead them through change, monitor turnover and absences, and spearhead innovations, all while making sure everyone feels valued, heard, and included. It’s a balancing act, to say the least. Add in […]

The Secrets To Effectively and Politely Opposing Others

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“Great idea!” “Right on!” Don’t you love hearing that you’re correct? It’s a good feeling when others back you up, share your vision, or can’t wait to implement your suggestions. We’ve all been there! The opposite, however, doesn’t feel as great. Many of us get uncomfortable even thinking about turning down someone else’s idea or […]

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