Becoming aware of, and reducing unconscious bias is more critical now than ever. Noticing “differences” as potential threats takes place in our emotional brain. But our neo-cortex, or executive function of the brain, can lean in and make thoughtful, logical, reliable, and useful decisions.
Research shows that 30 – 67% of individuals believe their leaders are incompetent. And if you think you are in the competent group, you may actually be more likely to be classified in the incompetent group. Here’s why.
As humans, we may never become totally skilled and talented in everything leaders need to do and be. Accepting this in yourself and others demonstrates the courage, resilience, and humility required to be an effective leader.
One of the core characteristics of leadership is self-awareness, or the ability to know and put an accurate name to what you are thinking, feeling, and believing in the moment. Those beliefs will and do impact how you show up to others.
The process of hiring and succession planning can’t be short cut if you want quality. Predicting who best fits your organization’s needs is both art AND science.
As a CEO and leader, you must be personally aligned before you can expect your team to be aligned. Here are four ways to ensure personal alignment.