ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LIFE SKILLS

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LIFE SKILLS

There are few things that are as important as leading your life well.  Many people are searching for a well-balanced life.  But what is a well-balanced life?  How do you obtain work life balance?

I get asked this question quite frequently when I speak, perform workshops, or do individual coaching.  No matter the topic, the idea of having balance in one’s life usually always comes up.  You may have the same question while reading this blog.

Life has a way of bringing you the unexpected.  How many times have you had a busy schedule only to find one more thing added to it?  Have you ever made plans for a meeting, dinner, or an event only to find that it was cancelled?

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DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF UNSELFISHNESS

DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF UNSELFISHNESS

When it comes to influence, we all have it.  Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.  The question is how much influence do you have?

Selfish leaders don’t think about how influential they are.  They don’t care if others believe they are selfish or not.  Matter of fact, these leaders believe they are doing everyone a favor by making everything all about them.

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WHY VISION IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR LEADERSHIP

WHY VISION IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR LEADERSHIP

Leadership has been around since the beginning of time.  It can be seen in every form of nature.  The question is how important is vision when it comes to your leadership?  When you look at past great leaders and various leadership styles, you will discover that vision is a key component to the success of any leader.

Great leaders are people who develop other great leaders.  In other words, the greatest leaders are able to see greatness in others before they even recognize greatness in themselves.  However, the truth of the matter is you cannot develop or see greatness in someone else if you don’t first develop or see greatness in you.  Here are two ways to sharpen your vision as a leader, and consequently improve your success as a leader.

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SUCCESSFUL HABITS FOR THE NEW YEAR

SUCCESSFUL HABITS FOR THE NEW YEAR

Achievements do not happen haphazardly.  Accomplishments are a result of successful habits.  As we are getting ready to start a new year, I want you to be positioned for your best year ever. 

Every research study I have seen revealed that at least 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February.  This means only 10-20% of New Year’s resolutions are actually fulfilled.  I do not want you to be part of the 80%.

So here are four successful habits to make your 2019 better than your 2018.

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LOSING: WHY IT IS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU

LOSING: WHY IT IS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU

No one enjoys losing, but it is inevitable.  Everyone at some point in life will have to face coming up short.  In the past year, we all have made mistakes and poor decisions that ended up resulting in an unfavorable outcome.  It’s part of life.

Please reflect on the current year’s losses and defeats.  After you finish reflecting, you will discover two things about losing.

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THE MAKING OF A GREAT LEADERSHIP TEAM

THE MAKING OF A GREAT LEADERSHIP TEAM

The key to any individual or organization’s success starts from within.  Whether you are attempting to accomplish an individual or a team goal, we need a team.  But more importantly, you need a team with great leadership.

Every great team is comprised of a variety people with exceptional individual talent.  Be that as it may, the strength of the team lies in each individual contributing his or her gift to the greater whole. 

Let’s take a look at what a great leadership team looks like.  Here are 4 leadership styles needed to make up a great leadership team.

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RENEWING YOUR LEADERSHIP

RENEWING YOUR LEADERSHIP

What do you do when you car’s gas tank is close to being empty?  Of course, you would refuel.  Well, what do you do when you are having a leadership burnout?  Then it is time to renew your leadership.

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by stress.  It occurs when a person feels overwhelmed, emotionally spent, and / or unable to meet the constant demands.  If you are suffering from leadership burnout, here are four ways to renew your leadership.

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SUCCESS IS IN YOUR STRATEGY

SUCCESS IS IN YOUR STRATEGY

I’ve never heard anyone say, “I don’t care about being successful.”  Everyone wants to be successful.  Of course, each individual’s idea of what success looks like is different.

 Over the last half of a decade, I have heard more authors writing about significance over success.  At one time, I jumped on that bandwagon.  Truth is, we cannot have significance without success.  Let me explain.

Here are a five strategies to achieve success and significance.

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5 THINGS TO GIVE AWAY TO STRENGTHEN YOUR LEADERSHIP

5 THINGS TO GIVE AWAY TO STRENGTHEN YOUR LEADERSHIP

Although leadership is dynamic, it does have a level of simplicity.  The greatest leaders understand that leadership simply starts with leading self.  This is what the greatest leaders all know.  However to lead first yourself and others, you must first give away a few things that can negatively affect your leadership.  Here are 5 things you should give away to strengthen your leadership.

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PROFITABLE STRATEGIES OF LEADERS

PROFITABLE STRATEGIES OF LEADERS

Sometimes all we need is a slight shift in perspective or strategy to bring about profitable outcomes.  What if there was a way to develop stronger relationships?  What if there were ways of creating financial independence?  What If there were ways of securing your dream job?  What if there was a way for you to live the life you’ve always wanted to live?

With the right strategy you can accomplish just about anything.  Let me share a few strategies that will help you profit as a leader.

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HOW TO LEAD IN A CRISIS

HOW TO LEAD IN A CRISIS

Imagine you are the one receiving the first call in the middle of a serious crisis.  What would you do?  What problem would you address first?  Who would you recruit to help you think and address the myriad of problems?  Would you focus on managing or leading during the crisis?

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POWERING YOUR LEADERSHIP

POWERING YOUR LEADERSHIP

What are the first things that come to mind when you hear the word energy?

After a taking a small poll from a few leaders within our online community of leaders, these leaders consistently mentioned two words when discussing leadership and energy - strength and power.

Some people may think that energy is overrated, but leaders that successfully lead understand the importance of energy with their leadership.

Energy is the capacity to exert power.  In other words, energy is the ability to lead or influence others.

The idea of leadership energies has been around for a long time.  Here are 5 types of energies you need to be aware of to help strengthen your leadership skills.

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A LEADER’S WORST ENEMY

A LEADER’S WORST ENEMY

A leader will face many challenges as they evolve and develop.  In the process of growing as a leader, there is one common challenge every leader will face.

I have had the privilege of interviewing and coaching some phenomenal leaders with exceptional skill and great vision.  However, most of these leaders have all shared how the common worst enemy of any leader is self.

Here are 5 ways to avoid getting in your own way of growing and achieving as a leader.

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NO-NONSENSE LEADERSHIP TIPS

NO-NONSENSE LEADERSHIP TIPS

Leadership is simple, but it can also get a little complicated because you are leading people.  For this reason, no-nonsense leadership is a polarizing topic.  It will create discomfort and inspiration at the same time.

Leadership is about showing people you care, but also taking care of your business at the same time.  So I have come up a few no-nonsense tips to empower your leadership.

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POWERING YOUR VISION

POWERING YOUR VISION

Do you have vision when it comes to your life?  How are you powering your vision?   

There is an art to making your vision a reality.  Here are three strategies and leadership actions you will need if you would like to power your vision.

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WRITE YOUR OWN STORY

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY

We are all inspired by a good story. What is your story?

No matter how many stories have been written or told, no one has your story.  Your story is unique.  It is this uniqueness that will lead you to your success.  With that said, here are 3 ways to write your own story.

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9 OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS

9 OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS

What does a successful entrepreneur look like?  Many people want to be a successful entrepreneur, but don’t feel like they can actually achieve it.  So this is why I would like to share nine entrepreneurs and their success stories.

Here are nine of the most successful entrepreneurs...

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