Want to know how to empower employees as a leader? What are some of the methods that experts recommend? In Coaching for Performance, Sir John Whitmore explains three ways to empower employees as a leader, claiming that using these methods will allow your employees to flourish and reach their full potential. His approach to empowering employees is strengths-based and non-judgemental. Read on to learn how to empower employees as a leader, according to Whitmore’s three methods.
Why There’s a Lack of Emotional Intelligence in Society
Why is society generally low in emotional intelligence? What are the consequences of our lack of emotional intelligence? According to The School of Life authors, there’s an overall lack of emotional intelligence in today’s society. They argue that we fail to teach children emotional intelligence in schools despite how much importance we place on gaining a formal education. Read on to learn about the causes and consequences of our lack of emotional intelligence, according to the authors.
Creating an Ownership Mindset: 3 Coaching Tips
What is an ownership mindset? How can you foster this type of mindset as a leader or manager? According to Sir John Whitmore, when your employees have an ownership mindset at work, they’ll be better equipped to make decisions and accomplish their goals. In Coaching for Performance, Whitmore offers three tips for creating an ownership mindset in the workplace. Read on to learn how to foster an ownership mindset, according to Whitmore’s three tips.
The Importance of Being Polite for Better Communication
What’s the importance of being polite? How does being polite improve the quality of communication? The authors of The School of Life claim that many of us have come to associate being polite with being condescending. However, they say the importance of politeness has been lost due to this inaccurate view. Communicating with politeness, they say, can improve your relationships in many ways. Read on to learn about the importance of being polite in communication, according to the authors.
How to Build Trust With Employees as a Leader
What are some good ways to build trust with employees? How can leaders connect better with their employees? To build trust with employees, performance consultant Sir John Whitmore suggests that leaders learn coaching skills to empower their employees and make the most of their potential. In Coaching for Performance, he provides coaching strategies for leaders hoping to build trust in the workplace. Read on to learn how to build trust with employees as a leader, according to Whitmore’s advice.
5 Ways to Improve Emotional Intelligence in Communication
Want to know how to connect authentically with others? How can improving emotional intelligence in communication help? Emotional intelligence in communication means the ability to intelligently bond with someone by understanding the emotions behind their words or actions. If this sounds desirable, The School of Life offers several methods for strengthening your emotional intelligence in communication. Read on to learn five ways to strengthen your emotional intelligence in communication, according to The School of Life.
What Makes a Story “Good”? Robert McKee Explains
What makes a story good? What basic human longing does it fulfill, and how does it fulfill it? Robert McKee began teaching stories in a university class and has since become one of the most sought-after lecturers on the topic. In his book Story, he discusses why people love stories and shows writers how to take advantage of this obsession. He also explains why writers should learn story theory. Continue reading to learn McKee’s ideas on what makes a story good as well as the purpose of story theory.
Why Short-Form Content Is the Future of Digital Publishing
What is short-form content? How is it reshaping the digital publishing industry? More importantly, how can you use it to your benefit? As attention spans have shortened and interests have changed, publishers have to adapt to the effects of technology. With all of the content that’s out there, it can become overwhelming to maintain focus as a reader, which makes it equally hard to keep audiences engaged. Keep reading to better understand how content has changed and what the digital publishing industry can do to adapt. The Evolution of Attention A goldfish used to be a prime example of a
What Is the GROW Model in Coaching & How Do You Use It?
What is the GROW model in coaching? When should you use it? What are the four stages of the GROW model? The GROW model in coaching was developed by Sir John Whitmore and his colleagues as a way to help employees set goals, maximize their potential, and improve performance. The GROW model has four stages and focuses on having the employee take ownership of their work to improve self-reliance. Read on to learn more about the GROW model in coaching and how to use it, according to Whitmore.
The Subversion of Expectation: The Source of a Story’s Energy
What is the subversion of expectation? How does it keep a story going? How does it impact the audience? One of the main ingredients in a story is the subversion of expectation. This element is extremely important. Robert McKee maintains that it’s the source of all energy in a story. Read more to understand what subverting expectations means and how to do it in a story.