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Successful leader trait: Self-confidence

By |February 19th, 2019|

 

Having strong self-leadership requires a sense of confidence which is much different that ego.  If you are a self-confident leader, you have faith in yourself and your abilities to get the job done right.  You accept constructive criticism, and although you make the final decision, you welcome other’s opinions in order to get the best […]

Inspire innovation with your team – three great hacks.

By |February 15th, 2019|

Ready to create the most innovative company in your industry?  It starts with contribution.  People want to contribute.  It increases employee engagement and satisfaction, particularly if ideas are put to use.   Even the smallest ideas can become a part of a brainstorm that turns into significant innovation.

Three ways to inspire innovation within your company:

Create […]

Love Within All You Do

By |February 12th, 2019|

Love never fails.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  (1 Corinthians […]

Are you a manager or a coach?

By |February 7th, 2019|

If you want to be a better leader, be a coach – NOT a manager!  Those who take the time to learn great coaching skills are far more effective, and get the best results from their people.

Coaching is different from managing. Coaching is about optimizing an individual’s potential.  Managing is the facilitation of people, product and […]

Leadership and Business Strategy in the “Big Game.”

By |February 5th, 2019|

Leadership Inspiration from the Championship Game……

Every year, like millions of other people, I love to watch the “Big Game.”  Between the stories of the players, the competitiveness of the teams and, of course, the entertainment – there are a lot of great leadership and business strategy lessons to be learned:

Know your opponent.  Their strengths are your […]

Three tips for better communication – even if you’re the boss

By |February 1st, 2019|

People want to hear from the boss.  Communication is a key element of leadership, and it’s something you definitely need to make the effort to do daily.  Here are three great tips for better communication that you can start TODAY!

1.  Create an internal blog that is from your President or COO. Get people sharing and […]

To Meet or Not to Meet…..That is the Question + Four Meeting Hacks

By |January 29th, 2019|

The Meeting Dilemma.  In most organizations, everyone feels they have to attend too many meetings that eat up our workdays.  So, how do we solve this?  Make meetings productive.

Meetings should be about thinking time.  What are we focused on?  What business problems do we need to solve?  What are customers saying to us that we […]

Thinking First Matters Most – Take the Time

By |January 22nd, 2019|

As proactive as we may want to be, the reality is stuff happens…. and the world tends to shift us into a reactive mode.  Welcome to living a life of endless “urgent and important” in leadership.

Thinking is a critical part of every job.  It doesn’t matter what the position is, we bring our best value […]

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