Episode 57

Published on:

28th Jun 2022

Leader With A Decided Heart

Leader with a decided heart

 In this discussion today I have purposely linked 4 pairs of words. The first 4 words describe

those with a decided heart: consistent, articulate, passionate and hopeful. The

second set of words come from research that defines the 4 basic needs of all

who follow leaders: Stability, trust, compassion and hope.  


You may have already noticed how I paired them:

A decided heart leader is consistent. Those who follow them feel stable.

A decide heart leader is articulate.  Those who follow them trust them.

A decided heart leader is passionate. Those who follow feel compassion.

A decided heart leader is hopeful.  Those who follow them find hope in the future.

A leader with a decided heart meets the most basic needs of those who follow them!

I am Niña Ellison.  Thanks for joining me today You can reach me at http://www.healthyleadership.online

 Call me.  We can discuss how I can partner with you in your growth journey.  


Endurance, Lost Ship found after 107 years

The Traveler's Gift. Andy Andrews

4 Things Followers Need. Strengths Based


Margot, M., & Capparell, S. (2001). Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer. London: Penguin books.

 #HealthyLeadership #AndyAndrews #DecidedHeart #SirErnestShakleton #MLKhope

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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

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.