Thriving Through Ambiguity Webinar Janel Dyan: Leadership Styles in Times of Uncertainty About the Speaker: Janel Dyan is a sought after executive brand strategist, speaker and author of Story. Style. Brand. ™ Why Corporate Results Are a Matter of Personal Style. She is an expert on how to build a story to achieve brand alignment […]
The men and women in charge of our organizations are now faced with unchartered challenges: leading their organization through a global pandemic. In this time of crisis, most leaders are doing their best to step up and inspire people to do their best. And they’re doing a great job.
Innovation is not a choice. However, a lack of insight often results in a lack of innovation. Leader insights improve innovation. When insightful leaders recognize the need to change, they ensure their business is prepared to innovate, before it’s too late.
Leaders who are known for their insight identify fresh trends and actively prepare new products and services—before a need or problem is even identified. They instill an innovative mindset throughout their organization. Insightful leaders simultaneously improve efficiencies today, and prepare for the demands of tomorrow.
The art of listening is essential for mindful leaders. When we think we already know what someone is going to say, or hear something that contradicts what we think or feel, we often stop listening. We fail to acknowledge that we don’t know what we don’t know, and begin crafting a solution and response. In the process, we hold on to bias, beliefs, and pre-conceived notions.
Although the art of listening is frequently the difference between leadership success and failure, it is often taken for granted, and rarely taught in schools—at any level. We have an urgent need for leadership development in the art of listening.
Despite what we have learned over the past two decades, the workplace bully remains a key problem for leaders and managers. The experts including academics, management consultants and industrial psychologists all report an increase in bullying. And it’s not limited by demographics, tax brackets, or titles: bullying is increasing in cubicles, manufacturing plants, and even executive suites.
Product branding is a familiar concept where product identity, reputation and differentiation are promoted. In an ideal world, a product’s image is established in positive ways, and the market is made aware of its presence. While it seems natural to brand products, leaders often don’t recognize how advantageously this principle can be applied to their careers.