AGL 044: Nicole Greer – SHINE for Leadership

Today we have one of my favorite people, Nicole Greer, with us from Vibrant Coaching.  Nicole Greer works with leaders in organizations who want to develop their talent, increase the bottom line, and coach individuals to engage with the vision. As the principal coach and CEO of Vibrant Coaching, she helps individuals, corporations, government entities and non-profits become the people they were created to be and make what is possible…probable! In addition to speaking and coaching, Nicole is an active blogger, hosts a podcast and writes articles for womens’ magazines, government and business journals. She is on a mission to energize, impact and influence individuals and organizations to lead a vibrant life through engaging the possibilities. Disclaimer alert… I met Nicole about 4 years ago when we were both invited to do a TEDx talk in Hickory, NC. I’ve also been a student in Nicole’s leadership training course. Follow Nicole on Twitter @TheVibrantCoach


Today we talked about leadership in general, the advantages of a coach/mentor and a lot about perspective.  Nicole said that there are two powerful questions a leader should ask themselves…

Two Powerful Questions a Leader Should Ask

  • What is it like to experience me?
  • What word would others use to describe me?

S.H.I.N.E

S – Self Assessment – Use path element profile.

H – Habits – 1. Weekly reflection and positive focus, 2. Giving Feedback, 3. Plan your week

I – Integrity – Not your perspective of integrity, your peers perspective.

N -Next Right Steps – What is the next right step?

E – Energy – 6 energies that we need to pay attention to (listen to find out more).


Nicole says we should give 8 pieces of positive feedback for each piece of corrective feedback we give.  This means, we really need praise our team more than we criticize them… 8 times more to be exact! In this episode we talked about the importance of one-on-one conversations and that performance reviews should never be a surprise.  People should know what they are being scored before they come into the review. She recommended one-on-ones quarterly at the minimum.  Below are some questions Nicole said leaders should ask during one-on-ones.

Leaders should ask during a one-on-one

  • What do you need from me?

  • What are you feeling?

  • What are you learning?

We referenced a lot of books during this episode. I put links to them on Amazon if anyone is interested in checking them. I know I’ll be putting some in my Audible queue.


Books to Reference

One Minute Manager – Ken Blancher

The e-Myth Book – Michael E. Gerber

Fifth Discipline – Peter Senge

The Dream Manager – Matthew Kelly

Ego is the Enemy – Ryan Holiday

The Human Condition – Thomas Keating


Nicole’s TEDx Talk


 

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