Children and Leadership, at first glance there's not much to connect the two topics, but when speaking at a conference or coaching a leader, I often find myself using my children as examples. This is, of course, motivated by the fact I am a proud father - but also because children so quickly reflect our values. As leaders, our values drive our behaviors, and our followers very quickly pick up on what's important to us. In this post I wanted to share 3 such leadership principles, that children
Self Leadership or self-leadership, is having a developed sense of who you are, what you can do, where you are going coupled with the ability to influence your communication, emotions and behavior on the way to getting there (Bryant, Kazan 2012). A more succinct definitions is: "Self-leadership is the process by which you influence yourself to achieve your objectives." Self leadership equates to the leadership competencies of Self Observation and Self Management but most
Trained in hardship, marginalized by society and with a short life-span, being a gladiator in the first century BC, was no easy life. But, there are principles we can extract that are relevant to leadership in today’s business arena. My apologies that this is a male orientated metaphor, however the principles of self-discipline, focus, and a need to influence the crowd, are common to both male and female leaders. Hollywood has glamorized the gladiator with films starring Russell Crowe, and
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Blogger Block and Motivating Your Self. Hello, my name is Andrew Bryant and I have bloggers block - it has been 3 months since my last blog post! As an author on self-leadership I am not one for making excuses, so let's just say I have been busy but I have to say I have missed the writing. Some of you may follow me on Twitter or LinkedIn and so you will know that I have typed a few words, here and there but 140 characters is pretty limiting and so I have sat down this rainy Saturday
Life Hacking is a term that is still evolving, but generally refers to any productivity trick, shortcut, skill, or method to increase efficiency. Life Hacking is, in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in a clever or non-obvious way. I like the term life hacking because, unlike consumer electronics, we don't arrive with a user's manual and must work out how to solve life's problems ourselves, by asking somebody else, or by searching the internet. Hacking started as a word
Self-leadership definition: The practice of intentionally influencing your thinking, feeling and behaviors to achieve your objective/s (Bryant & Kazan 2012). An expanded Self-leadership definition is: Self-leadership is having a developed sense of who you are, what you can do, where you are going coupled with the ability to influence your communication, emotions and behaviors on the way to getting there. For a better understanding of the question, 'What is Self-leadership' we recommend the
By Ana Kazan Ph.D co-author of Self Leadership I am often concerned that the term ‘leadership’ causes people to think that they must formally lead other people to be a leader. This is the "magic" of words; leadership puts people in the frame of mind of leading others - and if you are in a country where the pre-conceived idea of a leader is that of a strong, charismatic, know-it-all person, I believe that the association may really challenge your path towards practicing