Episode 58

Published on:

26th Jul 2022

3 Decisions of Hope-Filled Leadership

Today we are going to explore the soft skill of indirect communication.  Learning the skill of

indirect communication fosters positive working relationships that impact the morale

and efficiency of those you influence.  Sharing hope is a form of indirect communication.


Let’s acknowledge out loud that life is difficult, painful, unfair, and unpredictable. When we are in the midst of difficulties that are beyond our control and, sometimes, beyond our comprehension, there is an increased need for leaders to use their unique gifts and talents to pursue hope.  Hope doesn’t arrive uninvited but awaits a leader who pursues with confident expectation that hope is real. 

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. Martin Luther

Underlying this message today is a celebration of you, the leader, who pursues hope.  I am going to be talking about you! This is one small way I can give appreciation to the leaders I see around the world who chose to put time and energy into growing as hope-filled leaders.   Why is this such an important topic for leaders?  To put it simply, one of the top needs of those who follow you is hope. 

 Three decisions of hope-filled leaders

#1. Hope-filled leaders choose their perspective on hope.

#2.  Hope filled leaders choose persistence.

#3.  Hope-filled leaders understand that the gift of hope continues long after they are gone.

 Call me! We can connect through www.healthyleadership.online

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About the Podcast

The Art of Leadership
The Art of Leadership focuses on soft skills... some of the hardest skills a leader will ever learn.
The Art of Leadership with Dr. Niña Ellison focuses on the soft skills of leadership, their value and the power of their influence. As a leader, if you are interested in moving from success to significance then balancing both hard and soft skills is essential!

Hard skills are demonstrated through technical expertise that results in clearly measured goals being reached. They are vital to the success of any initiative or program. On the other hand, soft skills emphasize the transformation of people. They highlight behavioral changes and making a difference in people’s lives.

This podcast is for leaders who are seeking a fresh perspective into some of the hardest soft skills a leader will ever learn. You can connect with Niña at https://www.ninaellison.com

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Niña Ellison

In 2019, after years of leading teams varying from international disaster relief and healthcare to the US Corporate world, Niña founded Healthy Leadership to focus on her passion for partnering with leaders in their growth and sustainability. Her own journey into soft skill development has convinced her that while her technical skills helped her get her foot in the door, her soft skills moved the influence of her leadership from success to significance.

As a soft skill specialist Niña takes monthly deep dives in her podcast series, The Art of Leadership, to explore the underlying dimensions of soft skills. She knows that soft skill development is not so much about WHAT but HOW a leader leads.
• From a 10,000 foot view a leader pursuing soft skills asks, “How do I problem solve; How do I manage time and energy?”
• From a 1,000-foot view that same leader, as they dig deeper into soft skills, begins asking questions like, “How do I listen; or How do gain self-control?”
• From Ground Zero the leader recognizes that there are underlying dimensions of soft skills as they ask, “How do I model respect for all; How do I sustain hope; How do I demonstrate appropriate love in the workplace; How do I maintain the right attitude?” How do I lead by serving?

Nina believes that behind every wildly effective and sustainable system and process are leaders and teams who have interwoven soft skills into every phase of their work.