The gift of greeting

March 21, 2012 - 21:39 -- Dr. Ada

Lt Gen Ouvry Roberts in Malaya

In our western world we tend to be very superficial with greetings: “Hi,” What’s up!, ” "How are you?" And then we really don't want to hear a genuine response. Leaders should remember that a greeting can be a gift, and use it wisely. Wikipedia says that “Greeting is an act of communication in which human intentionally make their presence known to each other.” Today we are going to explore how the gift of greeting can enrich relationships. Continue reading »

The courage to say what needs to be said

March 7, 2012 - 21:29 -- Dr. Ada

Winston ChurchillIt happens to many leaders. Something needs to be said, and someone has to say it. It’s not easy to tell the truth, especially if it hurts. Yet, as a leader, you need to be able to say what others can’t. It can be a very thankless job, albeit a necessary one.

I often work with leaders that find many reasons not to say what needs to be said. Have you found yourself in situations where. . .

  • you don’t dare to speak up for what you believe is right because you’re new in the organization and not sure of the consequences.
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