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

Crucial Conversations (Part 5)

Today I’ll be summarizing the 5th of 6 strategies from Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, and Switzler's book titled, “Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High,” STATE My Path How to Speak Persuasively, Not Abrasively.  This strategy helps us to recognize how to have conversations when we are so certain we’re right that we may… Continue reading Crucial Conversations (Part 5)

My Book Says You’re Doing It Wrong.

Ok, you ready? I’ve got a good one for you…how do you coach a mine mechanic? What sounds like the cheesiest one-liner ever was my actual job for 9 months! I’m not joking; I spent 10 hour days working side-by-side with supervisors of a mine maintenance department coaching them to develop stronger leadership skills.  It… Continue reading My Book Says You’re Doing It Wrong.

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.