Episode 18

Published on:

4th Aug 2020

Using Resources

Using Resources

Personal Growth Initiative: Part 3

It becomes more and more evident that to stay the course – to become a sustainable healthy leader - personal and professional growth need to pursued. Both are needed to compound the consistent delivery of excellence during times of unprecedented change and perhaps, chaos.  

Using resources:

The WHO: understanding the value of a reference group

The WHAT: test the choices of your resources

Jane Mandalios, published a tool that can help you. It is called RADAR

R: relevant

A: authority

D: date

A: appearance

R: reason for writing. 

This week consider how you, as a leader, use resources to advance your growth.

We all know that when we are growing, we are healthier. 

Everyone wins with a healthy leader.

Connect with Nina Ellison at https://www.healthyleadership.online/


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Mandalios, J. (2013). Radar: An approach for helping students evaluate internet resources. Journal of Information Science, Volume 39 (4). Page 470 – 478. 

Offit, P. (2010). The Lancet retracts 1998 study linking autism to MMR vaccine. Infectious Diseases in Children. Retrieved from https://www.healio.com/news/pediatrics/20120331/the-lancet-retracts-1998-study-linking-autism-to-mmr-vaccine

Robitschek, C., Ashton, M. W., Spering, C. C., Geiger, N., Byers, D., Schotts, G. C., & Thoen, M. A. (2012). Development and psychometric evaluation of the Personal Growth Initiative Scale – II. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 274-287. doi: 10.1037/a0027310

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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.