One of the keys to giving team members recognition is that you need to “know” them first. Understanding what they need in terms of recognition. If you have been following me for a while, you will know the importance of understanding the behaviour patterns of your team. Is that hard…


Kouzes and Posner state that one of the practices that exceptional leaders do is tie recognition to shared values. So how do you do that? In this week’s Vlog post I talk about how one of my clients did this by tying success stories to the shared values of the…


Kouzes and Posner state that “getting extraordinary things done in organizations is hard work. People become exhausted, frustrated, and disenchanted”. So encouraging the heart of your team is a very important past of being a leader. It’s about inspiring others with courage and hope. One of the ways to do…


We’ve come to the final practice, the final practice in Kouzes and Posner’s, The Leadership Challenge. Over the last number of weeks, I have been going through the different practices, the five practices, and then the six behaviors that go with each of those practices. And now we come to…


This is not easy. As the boss you may believe it is your job, your responsibility to come up with, and then implement solutions to problems. That’s the difference between being a “boss” and being a “leader” — a “boss” commands and controls, a leader gets others involved, encourages and…


Having people reporting to me, means having the opportunity to use them as a resource with ideas, and solutions they can bring to the table. I’m not necessarily the one that must have all the ideas and solutions. To do this I need to give people the freedom and choice…


This week’s behaviour is treating others with dignity and respect. This is the third behaviour in the leadership practice of Enabling Others to Act and builds off last week’s vlog post and behaviour of actively listening to diverse points of view. As I explore in this week’s vlog, it’s not…

John Whitehead

A Certified Executive Coach engaging Executives, Business owners, HR professionals, Managers and individuals in Leadership & Personal Development.

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