Being in an organization where the leader is unable to understand or share the feelings of an employee is destructive to the employee. And to the organization.
When a leader is able to understand or share in the feelings of another, that leader is said to be an empathetic leader. These leaders assess situations not only by the end results but by how their people are feeling. They know if they can adjust or tweak operations, they can change feelings and get a better outcome.
Think about a time when you were in a position and the leader failed to understand or care for your emotions. How did their actions make you feel?
Probably pretty crummy.
Now, what about a time when a leader could relate to or understand your feelings? What did you feel then? Read more...
What happens when you have a team that is uninspired or unmotivated? Nothing gets done.
The same is true in the family.
If you’re not helping your team at work and your family at home to get and stay motivated, you will find things extremely difficult. You won’t see results. You won’t see things get done. And you won’t be able to feel proud of a job well done.
Thankfully, you can impact your family and workplace to get and stay motivated. While it’s not your job to do this, you play a critical role in helping them find their motivation to get things done.
So, what can be done to inspire and motivate your team and family?
Inspiring And Motivating Your Team And Family
You may wonder what it takes to inspire a team at work or your family at home. It’s a good thing to wonder. You have to have an idea of what you’re doing and what you’re getting into. Read more...
What do you think of when you think about the most important relationships in your life? You might think you have to pour everything into your business relationships. Or it may be your child’s life. It might even be the friends you have.
I want you to think about the most significant relationship in your life that gets ignored. You may be surprised by what I think it is. Yet, if statistics are correct, it gets overlooked more than any other, ending in the dissolution of the relationship.
The most significant, most important relationship that we ignore, especially as leaders, is the relationship at home with our spouse.
When you choose to get married, you commit to this person for life. If you’re a Christian, you commit to this relationship in front of God and covenant with Him. Read more...
Training up a child in the way he or she should go is difficult. You have so many forces pulling your children in so many different ways. It’s frustrating. It’s challenging. But it’s something you must step up to face.
As a parent, you are responsible for developing leadership skills in your children. Your children are your responsibility.
You have to be willing to mentor and guide your children so they can be next-generation leaders.
Developing Leadership Skills In Your Children
Let me start by saying that I am not a parent. While there’s been a desire to be a parent, my wife and I have not been blessed with children. However, I believe I can still pour into parents looking to develop leadership skills in their children.
Why? Read more...
Have you ever been in a relationship or organization where communication was poor? You never knew how the other party felt or what changes were being made in the organization.
To you, it felt like chaos reigned supreme.
You felt infuriated. Maybe you felt uninformed. Or you felt that the other person didn’t care for you.
These are all valid feelings when communication is flowing correctly. Communication is the bedrock of any good relationship, business or personal. That’s why every great leader works on their communication.
They want to be able to articulate what they’re feeling, how they’re feeling, what’s happening in the organization or family, and more. Communication is the lifeline you and those you’re in a relationship with need to thrive.
Don’t deprive your team and family of good communication. Let’s take a look at ways you can overcome communication barriers in your leadership and personal relationships. Read more...