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Exceptional Leaders Create An Awareness Of Greatness In The Workplace

September 24, 2015

We’re lucky here at PAN. We’re working for an exceptional leader, Jim Holm. He was recently featured in another article on Forbes.com. Check it out!

“Everyone can be great at something; everyone is on a path to becoming great, and leaders facilitate, encourage and empower that greatness,” declares Jim Holm, CEO of the Performance Assessment Network (PAN), a provider of talent measurement solutions that help companies hire, educate and develop people to their fullest potential.

Our leadership team at Fishbowl met with Jim to explore how we could bring an awareness of greatness into the rhythm of work. It’s time to turn the tide; we cannot build great organizations if we, as leaders, are champions of pointing out failure. Exceptional leaders possess an uncanny ability to envision greatness where others cannot.

Humans experience an average of 60,000 thoughts a day. That’s one thought per second in every waking hour. Amazingly, 95% are the same thoughts repeated every day. On average, 80% of those habitual thoughts are negative, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

Great leaders counteract negative thoughts with positive actions. Jim encourages leaders to participate in at least five encouraging exchanges prior to having any corrective conversation.

Jim is an intuitive, thoughtful leader who naturally brings out the best in everyone and everything around him. He assured us that focusing on greatness is a skill every leader can develop.

You can view the original article here.