Articles by Kaylene Mathews

How do strong personal leaders handle feedback?

Six Ways Strong Personal Leaders Handle Feedback

I’ve worked with numerous leaders over the years and one area that is consistently a challenge for most is that of receiving feedback. Have you had this challenge personally? Have you ever asked for feedback while already having in mind what the right answer should be? And then when you…


What are the behaviors of strong personal leaders?

Five Behaviors of Strong Personal Leaders

Strong personal leadership is necessary for strong professional leadership. Personal leadership is who you are in your most authentic form. It’s the person who looks back at you from the mirror. I’ve worked with numerous leaders over the years and I found these five personal leadership behaviors to be consistent among…


What are 7 successful ways to work with complainers?

7 Successful Ways to Work With Complainers

I was talking with someone recently who was asking the best way to handle a complainer. We’ve all worked or lived with them. As strong personal leaders, we know that complaining is pointless, irritating and toxic. Not everyone has gotten that message though and they seem bent on taking the…


Have you developed your personal leadership capabilities?

Why Strong Professional Leaders are Strong Personal Leaders First

“A man without decision of character can never be said to belong to himself . . . . He belongs to whatever can make captive of him.” ~ John Foster What is personal leadership? Simply put, it’s you being a strong leader of yourself. It’s you being in control of…



What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Does Your Leadership Communicate an Attitude of Thankfulness?

As leaders it’s important that we communicate an attitude of thankfulness through our leadership. The attitude of the leader permeates the entire organization. As we are grateful, appreciative and thankful, so will our people be as they watch our example. How do you share an attitude of Thanksgiving?


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3 Ways Leaders Can Identify and Remove Their Blind Spots

My extended family lives over 15 hours away, which makes for a long road trip for our family to visit them. We always complete the trip in one day. I can’t tell you the number of times I use my rear-view mirrors to navigate the road on those trips. I…


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The Strengths That Each Personality Brings to Your Team

Each person on your team brings a unique set of strengths to the table. Some strengths are a learned skill-set. Others are natural in-born strengths common to their personality type. I conduct corporate workshops using a personality assessment platform to educate and equip teams to be effective communicators. The first…


How do you build a winning attitude on your team?

The Right Components to Build a Winning Team.

Developing a strong team is a critical competitive advantage in today’s business world. When you’re able to harness the collective genius of a team you achieve exponentially more than you would with just individuals. What are the right components for a winning team? 


How can leaders develop and inspire others on their teams?

Are You a Leader Who Inspires Loyalty?

Whether it’s downsizing, reorganization, or employees choosing to leave, companies continue to get leaner and leaner. The workforce that remains faces an increased workload and fewer resources to work with. If not addressed appropriately, this could lead to higher turnover. What can a leader do to develop and inspire loyalty?