Attitude, “it is a little thing that makes a big difference.” For some people, attitude presents a difficulty in every opportunity; for others, it presents an opportunity in every difficulty.
A leader’s greatest challenge and most difficult task, is self-leadership. If you lead yourself correctly, you will influence others and they will follow. Failure to manage your self-leadership will create a loss of respect and the inability to influence, causing people to leave and follow others.
As a leader, one of the most frustrating things is to have someone on my team not take the initiative to make things happen. Instead they sit back and wait for direction, or constantly need my approval that their path or ideas are right.
Authentic integrity is the foundation of a person’s credibility. Credibility creates confidence and that confidence allows influence.
John C. Maxwell said; “People naturally see themselves in the light of their intentions, but they measure others according to their actions.” Man that was me. I use to avoid conflict all cost. Hmmmm, that’s probably not entirely true. I think it would be more accurate to say, that I use to instigate conflict when I could. Overall, I HATE CONFLICT! Can’t we all just get along?
Those who influence the influencers, are those who influence those who have influence. In other words, to lead leaders, you must influence those who lead others. Do what you do well and lead those you lead with conviction and passion and you will find yourself leading leaders.
I recently published a blog titled, “8 Personal Habits That Will Ensure A Good First Impression.” Number 8 on that list was “Initiate Relevant Small Talk”. I discuss the need for relevant small talk and how it can create a connection and lead to building a relationship. Effective small talk can provide clues in providing a deeper understanding of that person.
Making a good impression is simply using common sense and being intuitively aware of the situation you are in. Develop these 8 habits and use them next time you meet someone for the first time. It could be a life-changing event.
Expectations are a part of life. There are just certain things people expect from us and we expect from others. Meeting expectations is what everyone strives for. But, why be like everyone else? If you can exceed expectations, you can separate yourself from others and standout from the crowd.
There is a very small percentage of leaders that act and behave poorly. I feel I’ve probably worked for more than most. My career has been full of poor leaders. Heck, there are a lot of my past and present employees that might say the same about me.
It was 5:39 am. My wife and I were laying in bed trying to motivate ourselves to get out and start our day. As we were laying there, I heard a loud rumbling noise, felt the bed shake violently and heard the windows and pictures shaking.
2015 is coming to a close and 2016 is quickly approaching. For me personally…the end of 2015 can’t come soon enough. However, 2015 was a year of growth for me. … Continue reading A YEAR IN REVIEW. My Reflective Evaluation of 2015