Soft Power Skills are the values, abilities, and attitudes that attract people to join us in making the change that we want to see in the world.
The robot revolution has begun! Are all the hard skills and knowledge that we learned in school still going to be able to earn us a livelihood? Fortunately, we still can develop an advantage–our soft power skills. Read on to find out what skills will see you through the revolution.
Asking “How can I get motivated?” is the wrong question! We are all motivated—but there are different types and qualities of motivation. Learn about the six different types of motivation, and how we can achieve more autonomous, better self-regulated motivation that boosts our effectiveness and livelihood.
In today’s world, much of the effort to motivate others is based on an outdated model of carrots and sticks. Extrinsic rewards often do very little to satisfy, and may even damage, our deeper psychological needs of Autonomy, Relatedness, and Competency. Dive in to understand our critical needs, why autonomy and meaning in work is so essential, and how extrinsic rewards can interfere with achieving competency.
Empowering employees has been a western world trend for decades, making businesses more efficient by pushing decisions down to where the expertise and information are, and developing initiative, skills, and morale in junior leaders. But are you willing to take the heat if your direct reports make mistakes? Follow these guidelines for successful implementation of the delegative style of leadership.
When the world is falling apart around you, do you have the leadership tools and skills to keep it together? These principles of leadership in a crisis situation will help you navigate from crisis preparation to post-crisis recovery.
Leadership styles are like a set of tools, designed for a specific set of circumstances. Of the myriads of tools available, here are three of the most important leadership styles, with some practical considerations on the appropriate situation for each style.
Everyone agrees that a good leader should be fair and just…and even monkeys understand the concept. But what is “fair and just”? Living the Golden Rule, avoiding double standards, and following some standard criteria for decision making will help us develop the leadership trait of fairness and justness.
Setting goals can be the first step of turning dreams into reality…or into shattering dreams. We’ll see more success when we set the right goals properly and use these principles to achieve them.
Leaders make things matter when they enable relatedness and show that they care.