Connection

As we move into the new year, many leaders will be looking to enhance their leadership style and create more meaningful connections within their teams. One powerful approach certainly worth considering is radical candour. 
Suggesting executive coaching to a C-suite leader is undoubtedly a delicate process. When approached thoughtfully and professionally, this conversation can mark the beginning of a transformative journey, benefiting not just the leader but the entire organisation.
Leading a start-up run by ‘toddler-CEOs’ can be an intricate dance between brilliance and practicality. The challenges may be many, but the opportunity for transformation and growth can also be substantial.
To be an approachable leader means being open and willing to listen. It means creating an environment where employees feel comfortable approaching you without fear of negative consequences.
Storytelling can help leaders build a strong organisational culture by reinforcing shared values and beliefs. By sharing stories about the company’s history, successes, and challenges, leaders can create a sense of identity and community that fosters loyalty and commitment among employees.
While empathy can be extremely helpful for building strong relationships with team members and understanding their needs and concerns, it’s certainly not the only factor that determines a leader’s success.
Every leader wants to be credible in the eyes of their employees. But part of this credibility also means being influential. Becoming an influential leader is much more than simply getting people to do what you want.
Embrace transparency in the way you communicate as a leader and, in return, your employees will give you their loyalty, advocacy, commitment and trust.
Anyone in a leadership position needs solid negotiation skills to help navigate many different scenarios they could find themselves in. As a leader, how prepared are you when it comes to negotiating?
An open letter, written on behalf of middle managers, to their leaders – the CEOs and others in the C-suite on how to better take care of direct reports.

Connection

Connection is an important aspect of leadership, as it involves building lasting relationships that have an impact on the behaviours, attitudes, engagement levels, opinions, and choices of others. This can be achieved through networking, influencing, collaborating, creating connection, and communicating effectively, topics we cover here. By building connection through these activities, you can inspire others and create a positive impact on the behaviours, attitudes, and engagement levels of those around you.