Gary Vaynerchuk says it’s one of the biggest things to which he attributes his success. Simon Sinek believes it’s the most important instrument in a leader’s toolbox. And Oprah Winfrey cites it as fundamental to leadership. The secret of their success is something that might surprise you: Empathy.
Let’s raise the perception and understanding of what it means to be a leader, and to develop one’s professional skills. There’s nothing soft about that.
Many companies have moved to leadership teams and promote collaboration. We can transition our leadership development efforts to individuals on the team.
Under-management is a subject that has long interested me. I saw quite a bit of this during my decades in management, including some tendencies in myself (which I had to counter).
The world has changed and technology has given everyone the power to be more connected and support the efforts of others, which means that there are no longer reasons to feel that you don’t have the power to give back (or better, invest first!) when you reach out to ask for help. This is the true spirit of networking.
Mental illness is a stubborn foe. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Advocates must dispel the perception that depression and related conditions are a private concern that belongs in the shadows.
Continuous personal development is fundamental to career growth, professional satisfaction, and broader impact in the world. And while the self-help industry and leadership professions have made a fortune on our obsession with getting better, failure rates remain alarmingly high.
Most people have a conflicting feelings about leaders who are bold. We often love leaders who will take charge, move forward, and boldly go where no one has gone before, but other bold leaders have the opposite effect.
On August 2, 2018, Apple became the first U.S. company to reach a market value of $1 trillion. But what are the keys to Apple’s unique success?