TO COACH IS TO LEAD, 6 Principles to Effective Coaching

To become an influential leader, the supervisor or manager must transition from a controlling, intimidating or monitoring role to one of a partnership between the manager and employee(s). This will create an atmosphere of shared understanding about what needs to be achieved and the process for obtaining it.

Listen First, Listen Second, Speak When You Understand

Listening, a task I struggle at. As a coach, trainer and speaker, I tend to be a problem solver. In fact, I think I’m so good, I’ll finish your sentence or thought for you. Why should you waste valuable oxygen.

INITIATIVE MAKES A LEADER, 30 Quotes That Encourages One to Take Initiative

By definition, leaders cannot wait. If they do, they are not leaders, but merely followers. I think initiative takes a little bit of faith bathed in risk.

READY, FIRE, AIM, The Initiative Concept for Leadership Abundance and Success

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.

WHY DON’T YOU NETWORK

It amazes me how many people do not actively network. Even more surprising is the limited networking that many students do. For instance, using LinkedIn. If LinkedIn had been around when I was a student, there is no telling where my career would have gone. In my discussions with professionals, there seems to be common excuses for not networking.

AUTHENTIC INTEGRITY

Authentic integrity is the foundation of a person’s credibility. Credibility creates confidence and that confidence allows influence.

Difficulties Creates Influence

Effectively dealing with professional and personal difficulties creates influence.

2017 GOALS, blah, blah, blah……

“Effective leaders keep one eye one the compass and one eye on the clock.” Commit to more focus in 2017 and become a more efficient and effective leader.

TIPS TO GET BETTER AT SMALL TALK

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.

8 PERSONAL HABITS THAT WILL ENSURE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION

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.

HOW TO KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN AN UNCERTAIN ENVIRONMENT

Everyday seems to be an adventure to maintain a positive attitude. Sleepless nights are normal. If five hours of good REM sleep is achieved, I am satisfied and elated. Worry and anxiety become a normal routine. Our attitudes can take a big hit in an uncertain environment.

AVOID SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE, Email and Texting Etiquette for Leaders

You’ve been there.  You get an email from a colleague that is accusatory or is downright rude and inappropriate.  The email is addressed to several people.  As you read the … Continue reading AVOID SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE, Email and Texting Etiquette for Leaders