Tag: self-awareness

Leadership Tip: Blame, shame, fear, and guilt keep us stuck. Picture of a person running on a hamster wheel with "blame, shame, fear, and guilt" beside it. Picture of a happy hamster drinking tea and eating cake with "empathy, understanding, and compassion" beside it

Want to Be A More Effective Leader? Break the Cycle

He was a senior leader who wanted great outcomes.  And yet he was stuck. Often, when a challenge came up, he’d respond ineffectively. Blaming, shaming, punishing.  He pointed the finger at everyone else. When inside, he was fighting the finger he knew pointed at him. He couldn’t take on the blame, shame, guilt, and fear. …
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Leadership blind spots

Experience and Power Can Hold You Back

Blind spots are the barriers that we don’t see. They include the stories that we tell ourselves that aren’t true. Our biases, natural human tendencies, and self-protection mechanisms can create blinds spots that hold us back from doing our best and living our best. For example, we may not realize we have the strengths others…
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