How Leaders Can Manage Perception Biases

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Working with successful leaders over the years I’ve found the better a leader is at standing in another’s reality the better that leader is at managing perceptions. From a strengths perspective, if we have context for understanding the ‘common sense perceptions’ of others it’s easier to stand in another’s reality. The interplay of our individual strengths creates our […]

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The Flawed Assumptions in Leadership Communication

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Coming to realize (or know) what we are blind to can be very empowering and motivating to the teams you lead. It provides them a space to add value, a space for the contribution of their strengths in confident vulnerability. It is the transparency and humbleness of the leader’s demonstration of confident vulnerability that creates room at […]

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Managing Perceptions in Leadership

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Over the past month, as I have been debriefing Leadership 360’s assessment with gifted and talented leaders, I have been in several conversations regarding perception vs. intention. It is not uncommon for a leader’s image of themselves — how they are and how they show up as a leader — to be perceived differently by […]

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Master Everyday Empathy

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How we show up and are in relationship with others is an ongoing journey of self-reflection, self-awareness, and stepping into confident vulnerability with others. The best we can hope for is to continually improve our ability and capacity to step into another’s shoes — to see the world from their perspective and reflect that back […]

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The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy

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Knowing what you know about yourself, pause and ask yourself ‘What is needed Now?’ Do you sense that you or others are in need of greater connection? If so, start building your Empathy capacity. It’s like a muscle – the more you become aware of it and exercise it the stronger and more conscious it becomes. […]

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