2006, 2017

Growth in Disguise

By |June 20th, 2017|Aspire Leadership Tips|0 Comments

It hurts.
It doesn’t matter if it is emotional pain, physical pain, spiritual or financial pain. It stings.

Yet pain is the way we grow. Without pain, we live in the status quo. We evolve through pain. We learn from it. We find humility and acceptance in it.

Our potential is on the other side of pain.

There […]

1306, 2017

The Leaders’ Guide to People

By |June 13th, 2017|Aspire Leadership Tips|0 Comments

People have 3 predictable secrets:

They want what they want the way they want it.
They think they deserve what they want the way they want it, even as they are not always willing to do what it takes to have it.
They want things to be easy.

As a leader, you have to understand:

What […]

606, 2017

Competent People are Happy People

By |June 6th, 2017|Aspire Leadership Tips|0 Comments

Over the years, we have studied what makes some people outstanding performers while others are simply mediocre.

Say hello to the Aspire Competency Model™

We spent thousands of hours of study, research, modeling and analysis to synthesize how to coach people to their potential and have identified the three components that predict competency levels which determine your […]

3005, 2017

Is negativity sucking the life out of you?

By |May 30th, 2017|Aspire Leadership Tips|0 Comments

Our world is full of negativity. It dims the light in people. Think about it… In your life, would you prefer to be around people who generate light and positive energy? Or with those who suck the life and light out of you? And beyond that, which one are you?

As leaders, regardless of our positions, […]

2305, 2017

What do you want your tombstone to say?

By |May 23rd, 2017|Aspire Leadership Tips|0 Comments

Life is about choices. And the choices you make every day reflect your life.

Stop worrying about the bad choices! Let go of the fear that you may not be as good as others think. Fear is an illusion and when it comes to bad choices, we all make our fair share!

It isn’t the missteps that define your […]

1605, 2017

Are you a Shiner?

By |May 16th, 2017|Aspire Leadership Tips|0 Comments

Shiners are the people who inspire.
They are fanatically engaged and lead as a behavior, not because of a position they may (or may not) hold. The Shiner is connected to what motivates them, seeing their work—regardless of the job and its function—as a vehicle to fulfill their own higher purpose.

As a leader, you want to understand what […]

905, 2017

Fire a New Hire

By |May 9th, 2017|Aspire Leadership Tips|0 Comments

Don’t be afraid to fire someone within 90 days.

Here’s what I have learned… a few too many times!
In 30 days, you suspect they won’t make it.
In 60 days, you know.
Pull the trigger!
It doesn’t get easier with time—only more annoying!
When you make a bad hire, you need to look at your interview process. The mistake happened before […]

205, 2017

I Believe in You

By |May 2nd, 2017|Aspire Leadership Tips|0 Comments

Be around people who believe in you!

In my experience, it is better to have people around you who believe in you and push you toward your potential versus people who tell you everything is “fine” and aren’t really committed to you. Those “nice” people are not being kind!

I am a product of people seeing something in […]

2604, 2017

Send in the Swans

By |April 26th, 2017|Customer Service Training|0 Comments

I’m an avid business traveler. I’m one of the few that love the hustle of the airport, the challenge to get back home when a flight is canceled, and the joy in laughable moments – like a window seat with no window. I’m lucky. I can shake my head at events that would anger and […]

2504, 2017

Do you want your people to play “All in”?

By |April 25th, 2017|Aspire Leadership Tips|0 Comments

aspire…to shine has been out for 2 months and many people have asked me for suggestions on how to use the book to help their team grow.

Here are 3 ways to leverage
aspire…to shine:




Shine was written so leaders could take the chapters and make them into assignments, i.e. “Read this chapter and come to the next staff meeting […]

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