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5 days ago

My Interview with Tammy Dunnett for the Leadership Communications Expo

John Whitehead · This week’s Vlog post is an interview I did a few weeks ago for the Leadership Communications Expo hosted by Tammy Dunnett. It was my privilege to be one of many communication experts and gurus speaking on communications from the leadership perspective. It’s a bit longer than my ...

2 weeks ago

Why Soft Skills

John Whitehead · Watch a replay from one of my blogs form October 2019 - still really relevant and important for those seeking leadership roles · John K Whitehead & Associates coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communicatio ...

1 month ago

The Leadership Challenge: We wrap it up

John Whitehead · This week I wrap up my series on the Leadership Challenge. This has been my interpretation of Kouzes & Posner’s five leadership practices that make extraordinary things happen in organizations. I hope you have found some of the content interesting and helpful. · If you have found ...

1 month ago

Try It… It’s Worth It!

John Whitehead · One of the keys to giving team members recognition is that you need to “know” them first. Understanding what they need in terms of recognition. If you have been following me for a while, you will know the importance of understanding the behaviour patterns of your team. Is that ha ...

1 month ago

It’s a Mindset of Celebration!

John Whitehead · How do you recognize, reward, and celebrate your team? You? · It’s a mindset of celebration! This week’s vlog explores how you can do this on a regular basis. · Let me know what you think. · John K Whitehead & Associates coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effe ...

2 months ago

How Do You Tie Recognition to Values?

John Whitehead · Kouzes and Posner state that one of the practices that exceptional leaders do is tie recognition to shared values. So how do you do that? In this week’s Vlog post I talk about how one of my clients did this by tying success stories to the shared values of the team. He uses staff ...

2 months ago

And The Reward Goes To?... Giving Recognition

John Whitehead · Kouzes and Posner state that “getting extraordinary things done in organizations is hard work. People become exhausted, frustrated, and disenchanted”. So encouraging the heart of your team is a very important past of being a leader. It’s about inspiring others with courage and ho ...

2 months ago

“I Appreciate the Job You Are Doing!”

John Whitehead · This week’s vlog continues our series looking at the final practice in Kouzes & Posner’s book The Leadership Challenge, Encourage the Heart. This practice is all about recognizing and appreciating staff, their skills and the abilities they bring to their roles! How often do you r ...

2 months ago

Encourage the Heart: Recognition is the key

John Whitehead · We've come to the final practice, the final practice in Kouzes and Posner's, The Leadership Challenge. Over the last number of weeks, I have been going through the different practices, the five practices, and then the six behaviors that go with each of those practices. And now we ...

2 months ago

Are You Allowing Your Team Members to Grow?

John Whitehead · Leaders who make extraordinary things happen in their organizations ensure that people grow in their jobs by learning news skills and developing themselves. What to know more on how you might be able to accomplish this? Watch this week’s vlog post and then let me know what you th ...

3 months ago

Enabling Others to Act: Give others the opportunity to find their own solutions

John Whitehead · This is not easy. As the boss you may believe it is your job, your responsibility to come up with, and then implement solutions to problems. That’s the difference between being a “boss” and being a “leader” – a “boss” commands and controls, a leader gets others involved, encourag ...

3 months ago

Are You paying Attention?

John Whitehead · This week’s behaviour is treating others with dignity and respect. This is the third behaviour in the leadership practice of Enabling Others to Act and builds off last week’s vlog post and behaviour of actively listening to diverse points of view. As I explore in this week’s vlog ...

3 months ago

Are You Listening to Diverse Points of View?

John Whitehead · Think about a meeting you were recently in. it was probably an online meeting because of the pandemic, right? Were you actively listening, or were you doing something else? Distracted by your mobile maybe, or thinking of the next meeting, conversation coming up? Did you seriously ...

4 months ago

Challenging the Process: What About Taking Risks?

John Whitehead · Over the past several weeks we have been talking about Challenging the Process. Stepping out of our comfort zone, looking outside the box, taking risks, looking for the little wins and building on them. As leaders in organizations, we first need to be prepared to take risks but t ...

4 months ago

Post from John Whitehead

John Whitehead · Challenging the Process: What About Taking Risks?  · Over the past several weeks we have been talking about Challenging the Process. Stepping out of our comfort zone, looking outside the box, taking risks, looking for the little wins and building on them. As leaders in organizati ...

4 months ago

What Can We Learn When Things Go Wrong and Right?

John Whitehead · Kouzes and Posner ask the question, “What can you learn when things don’t go as expected?” as their 4th behaviour in the practice of Challenging the Process. I want to shift that a little and ask, what can you learn when things go as expected? More of a positive right? We are rea ...

5 months ago

What Are You Doing to Improve What You Do?

John Whitehead · Building on last week’s Vlog Post which talked about how to challenge others to try out new and innovative ways to do their work, this week focuses on you and your role in this. It’s not about doing things the same way but looking outside the box for new and innovated ways to do ...

5 months ago

How Does One “Challenge the Process?”

John Whitehead · https://contents.bebee.com/tmp/2021-06-09/users/id/12205957/article/zW633nqpVsh5/ZcjqTKouzes & Posner break down Challenge the process in this way. Leaders who make extraordinary things happen in organizations “search for opportunities by seizing the initiative and by looking out ...

6 months ago

How Are You Enlisting Others in Your Vision?

John Whitehead · Kouzes & Posner in their work “The Leadership Challenge” state that “Visions are images in the mind; they are impressions and representations.” As leaders we need to present our vision in ways that our direct reports and others can grasp it, to “draw on that very natural mental p ...

6 months ago

Are You in Your Job to Do Something, Or for Something To Do?

John Whitehead · What is your Vision for your organization? Can you envision what the ideal and unique future is for your team? Try asking these questions of yourself: · Are you in your job to do something of for something to do? · What about your job is important to you, your team, your organi ...

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