Episode 69

Published on:

9th Nov 2023

Lighting up Liminal Spaces

Lighting up Liminal Spaces

Liminal spaces are that space between past and present. Liminality is the "in between", a transition from where you have been to where you are going. Liminal space is like standing on the edge of a precipice of something new but not quite being there yet.

Here are 6 recommendations that will help a leader prepare for the liminal spaces in their lives:

  1. Accept that you have entered a liminal space. Recognize it and don't resist it.
  2. Confirm as quickly as possible what you can control in this liminal space. Identify areas where you have the agency to reduce anxiety.
  3. Reflect on past liminal spaces you've experienced and what strategies worked. Learn from your own history.
  4. Pay attention to your communication.
  5. Identify the role you are choosing to play: Villan, victim, hero and/or guide.
  6. Seek guidance and support from the right people.

Today you are invited to join a FREE 3 day challenge called New Angle Exploration. This challenge comes from the Healthy Leadership Academy. Uncover your leadership potential with Dr. Nina Ellison | Healthy Leadership Academy (look for Stride 2. A Fresh Perspective, New Angle Exploration).

Here's a peek at the introduction to New Angle Exploration on my YouTube Channel Introduction to 3 day challenge New Angle Exploration - YouTube

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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.