Leadership

Achieve the Incredible in 2012

By on Dec 29, 2011 in Challenges, Leadership | 0 comments

Achieve the Incredible Register Here Leadership is not a job or a role that you play, but a lifestyle – an expression of who you are. When you plant words of life, you reap rapport and relationship. Rapport and relationship positions you for influence and influence can position you for almost anything.  However influence and leadership are not cheap. There is a price to pay. A price of accountability and of responsibility to those you lead, to those over whom you have influence. Good leadership doesn’t make decisions based on today or even just tomorrow. Seeds of greatness lie within each individual. For many, those seeds will remain just that, seeds of unrealized potential and possibility. From others greatness will emerge. Lives will be changed and the world impacted as their choices ripple outward. What makes the difference between those who become great and those who don’t? They have a vision for something that is bigger than just them and extends beyond just today. It is a dream fueled by passion and connected to action. They deal with the uncomfortable, awkward and negative issues, situations and relationship challenges that arise. They know that simply waiting for “it” to go away could leave them waiting for the rest of their life and time is precious.  They understand the power of consequence and so do not make decisions solely on the comfort and convenience of today.  They take action…EVERY DAY! They have accepted responsibility for the realization of their vision and move toward it step by step, day by day. They don’t despise the small steps, but are thankful for even small increments of progress.  They have not only defined what they like, BUT ALSO what they don’t like. They don’t focus on the “NO’s”. However by clearly defining what “NO” looks like, they are able to recognize what carries negative influences much sooner. They operate with grace. Because they choose to forgive, they are free to move forward and are not tied to the past.  They know their own strengths and weaknesses and are not threatened by others whose strengths and weaknesses are different from their own. They appreciate the power and synergy that comes when working with others. They...

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Don’t have time to train? You don’t have time not to!

By on Oct 20, 2010 in Leadership | 0 comments

Whether you are hiring a new sales person, an office assistant or a C level position…training is crucial. Yes, I know you hired a skilled professional. You waded through the multitude of resumes and unqualified applicants to find this accomplished individual, yet training can make or break the deal. Taking the time to train or acclimatize a new hire is all about a corporate culture that empowers your team for success. It demonstrates the value that you place on that position. Yes, a manual with well thought out policies and well defined processes are good. Even in cultures that thrive on creativity and collaboration, order is a good thing. Taking the time to communicate and to facilitate team building, with your most recent additions, builds an atmosphere of trust and commitment. If you don’t want to wade through several more stacks of resumes or put out feelers several months down the road…yes, I know there are great people out there, but great people are still looking for a great place to contribute. Speaking of training…make sure you help your current team stay updated on the skill sets they need for premium performance. Save time, and save on the drama. Good people are worth the...

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Leadership is not a job or a role

By on May 8, 2010 in Leadership | 0 comments

Leadership is not a job or a role that you play, but a lifestyle…an expression of who you are. When you plant words of life, you reap rapport and relationship. Rapport and relationship positions you for influence and influence can position you for almost anything. However influence and leadership is not cheap. There is a price to pay. A price of accountability and of responsibility to those you lead, to those over whom you have influence. Good leadership doesn’t make decisions based on today or even just tomorrow. As a parent I tell my children I care more about their growth than their comfort. Their potential and possibilities are more important to me than if they happen to like me at that moment. Being a leader and carrying influence is about being a...

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