Episode 21

Published on:

22nd Aug 2020

Launchpad Leadership: Home Base


A conversation with launchpad leader Kelly Ellison

Advantages of being a launchpad:

1.      Sets a standard for growth and being growth minded

2.      Guides the hiring process

3.      Helps leaders to get to know others in the early days of their employment.

4.      Affirms other’s interests:

a. Seeing their dream’s goal

b. Being inspired to hope

Opportunities for launchpad leaders:

1.      Recognize the reality that people are going to leave

2.      Accept that investing in people is worth the emotional and operational toll

3.      Assure that those on the launch pad stay long enough for character and leadership growth while bringing value to the business.

4.      Avoid carrying the weight of another’s development

“Young leaders need be hungry to launch but humble to learn.” Kelly Ellison

Bottom line:

1.      Bet on leaders and bet on hope

2.      Being a part of the bigger picture is worth the risk.

Virtual leadership growth opportunity. October 9

Co- hosts Niña Ellison and Brian Pearson

Speakers this year include Alan Mullaly, Former CEO of Boeing Airplanes and Former CEO and President of Ford Motor Co., Steve Harvey, comedian, businessman and award winning show host and entertainer. Kat Cole COO and President of Focus Brands, and John Maxwell #1 Leadership Expert and Best-selling author.

To register: https://leaderpass.com/pass/live2lead-2020?ref=RP2Y8UXL

You can find me, Niña Ellison, at 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.healthyleadership.online

About your host

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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.