People create results. And Leadership is essential to attracting and maintaining talented people. Ask yourself what you may be doing to drive your best people away, and start making the changes needed to keep them.
Balance is important. You never want to go too far one way or the other. Learning to balance your interaction and ultimately your leadership of people requires continuous, delicate adjustments to maintain an effective approach. Balance is stressed in every aspect of our lives — from learning to ride a bike to eating a balanced diet. It should be no different in our interactions with employees and others in the organization.
Influence is an overused word, but few understand the concept. Many think influence is manipulation, force, and/or intimidation based on their position or status within the organization. That is not influence, that is dictatorial power! Influence is an exchange of ideas, a persuasion of others to a known purpose or direction. Influence is gained through the respect of those who are to be influenced.
We all resist change. But why? Because we are uncertain of the outcome. However, change is invetiable and must be embraced.
The phrase,” it is what it is” becomes the motto for many people who allow complacency to embed there lives and way of thinking. In fact, that phrase indicates complacency has overtaken their ability to transform their results.
Complacency occurs in everyone sometime within their personal life and career. However, success is determined by your ability to effectively avoid or move away from complacency.
Email and texting should never be a substitute for face to face communication or phone conversation. However, if crafted properly, these can be useful in reinforcing your ideas and increasing your influence.
Transformational Influence is a term I created from witnessing the transformation of people’s lives through conversation, prayer, and commitment to others. Transformational Influence occurs when we affect the way a person thinks, acts or behaves through our conversations, personal actions or simply our intention.
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?
think the biggest lesson learned from this fiasco was that while we were let down, this situation ultimately brought us closer together and made us both realize how easily errors are made. The way we respond and handle stressful situations determines the outcome.