ACHIEVING CHANGE IN AN UNHANGABLE ENVIRONMENT

We all resist change. But why? Because we are uncertain of the outcome. However, change is invetiable and must be embraced.

Influential Leaders Never Use These Phrases

Believe me when I tell you that I can offend even when it is meant for praise. We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling that only comes when you’ve planted your foot firmly into your mouth.

All You Are Is Full Of Hot Air! Moving From Words To Actions

Has anyone ever told you, you were full of hot air? If so, you are not alone. I think this post will help you understand why our words should not be hot air but rather backed up by the foundation of our actions.

Real Integrity

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

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.