Getting let go from a job isn’t as devastating as you might think.
My first leadership position in my career came to me when I was 23. I was just coming out of university, and was all too excited to being my role. Sadly, I couldn’t hold it down for even two full years.
“Look…I know how you feel, I’ve been there before!”
Wrong. The above statement is inaccurate 99.99% of the time.
That was pretty judgmental of me to say, right? Let me elaborate for a couple of minutes.
That’s the sequence of letter grades I got in Calculus 2 while doing my undergrad at McGill. And the “A” should have an asterisk at the end of it based on what I just said, because the “A” didn’t come through McGill. I got it through the University of Manitoba’s distance ed course.
There’s a place in Alberta called Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. I love the simplicity of that name because it tells an equally simple, powerful message, once you hear why it’s called that.
I recently had a thought-provoking conversation with an old family friend around the topic of work-life balance. For the sake of this article, I’m going to call her Jane.
Jane’s a very impressive woman. She’s highly educated, has had a stellar career in real estate development and finance, and has lectured on business at a number of Ivy League schools. For the finance nerds out there, she’s one of the co-inventors of commercial mortgage-backed securities.
When it comes to the top skills of effective leadership, nothing trumps self-awareness. As I’ve mentioned previously, improving your self-awareness can have a positive effect on your level of self-confidence. That should be enough to make most people want to focus in on this important attribute! But in case it isn’t, here are another 11 benefits of self-awareness that are in your best interest to experience.
Life coach, business coach, relationship coach – what the heck are all these fancy titles? It’s no wonder there’s so much confusion in the world about what the coaching profession is all about! Let’s dive in to what leadership coaching is centered around, and why it’s so beneficial to those who engage in it.