The Best Leaders Understand The Importance of Developing Self-Compassion

If you were to search online for ‘top leadership skills’ your query would return results such as: “Top 10 Leadership Qualities That Make Good Leaders”, or “21 Most Compelling Qualities of Great Leaders”.  These lists include qualities such as confidence, inspiring others, passion, vision, being resilient, high emotional intelligence, empathy, and humility among many others.… Continue reading The Best Leaders Understand The Importance of Developing Self-Compassion

The Best Servant Leaders Master The Art of Having Crucial Conversations

Over the course of the last few weeks I have shared with you a summary of the 6 techniques presented by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, and Switzler in their book titled, “Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High,” How to Speak Persuasively, Not Abrasively.   Understanding, and mastering the techniques presented in this book… Continue reading The Best Servant Leaders Master The Art of Having Crucial Conversations

The Power of Pause

Have you ever been told the secret to being a good servant leader, a good wife, a good friend, is to listen to what your people are saying? Seems easy enough…until you think you’ve been listening and then, as the conversation goes on, you figure out ha, no…I’m way off in understanding what was said. … Continue reading The Power of Pause

Hello, My Name is Annie Huhta, and I am a Service Hypocrite.

Since you’ve read my latest blog posts you’re surely thinking, “but service is your passion, it’s you’re purpose, it’s what makes you, well, you!  Of all people how can you be a service hypocrite?!” Well, as it turns out, it’s easy enough to write about the importance and nuances of service, but even when you… Continue reading Hello, My Name is Annie Huhta, and I am a Service Hypocrite.