Real Leaders

7 Reasons Being Vulnerable Makes Better Leaders

“You have to be honest and authentic and not hide. I think the leader today has to demonstrate both transparency and vulnerability, and with that comes truthfulness and humility.” — Howard Schultz   Although this is changing, there are still leaders today who are afraid to let their guard down, share their feelings and admit that […]

7 Essentials for Leaders to Develop Trust

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” — Mark Twain There is, perhaps, nothing that harms an organization more than a lack of trust in those leading it. Yet trust seems to be a very fickle idea, challenging to develop and maintain, yet so easy to destroy. Developing a culture of […]

5 Reasons Empathy is Becoming the Number One Leadership Skill

“Real empathy is sometimes not insisting that it is okay but acknowledging that it is not.” — Sheryl Sandberg According to recent studies carried out by the Development Dimensions International, Empathy is the biggest single leadership skill needed today. In a global survey, DDI discovered that the top ten performing businesses in the 160 studies […]

7 Reasons Humility is Becoming a Highly Desired Leadership Trait

When we think of some great leaders, humility may not come to the top of how we would describe them. The bigger-than-life leaders such as Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, or Bill Gates would likely be described as visionary, bold, and charismatic. Yet, if we look more closely, we find leaders like Richard Branson, who is […]

5 Things Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Can Do to Retain Remote Workers

Since the onset of COVID 19, our workplaces have seen massive disruption. One of these was the number of people working from home. Even though that number had been steadily rising over the years, COVID forced an unprecedented number of employees to work from home. For some, this was a welcome change, while for others, […]

5 Things Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Do During Times of Crisis

When a crisis happens, especially an unexpected one, we humans tend to react with a fight or flight response. As humans, when the unexpected happens and launches us into a place of fear, we are hard-wired to respond with a flight, or fight response, programmed into our primitive brain from the time we lived in […]