Great Leaders And Great People Skills Go Together

Author Karl Albrecht writes, “There is an ancient and immutable truth: The ability to sell, explain, persuade, organize, motivate, and lead others still holds first place. Making things happen still requires the ability to make people like you, respect you, listen to you, and want to connect to you. And by connect, I mean connect personally, not digitally. The human …

The Art of Being a Tactful Leader

When you give constructive criticism to another person, it’s not good enough to have “truth” on your side. You’ve got to know how to communicate it as well. Make sure you know the art of being tactful. As Baltasar Gracian wrote, “Cultivate tact, for it is the work of culture…the lubricant of human relationships, softening contacts and minimizing friction.” He’s …

Talking Is Sharing

Talking Is Sharing, But Listening Is Caring. Some time ago a workshop participant said to me, “You probably don’t recall the lunch we had fifteen years ago, but you asked me if I was happy with my career, if I was doing what I really wanted to do. Your comments got me thinking in a way that changed my life.” …