A LEADER’S THOUGHT PROCESS

A LEADER’S THOUGHT PROCESS

Attitude and perspective dictates most things in life, especially when it comes to leadership.  This is why I love talking about leadership because everything begins and ends with leadership.  However, our thought process determines how we lead.  We cannot lead anything well if we cannot first lead ourselves.

Here are 3 thought processes that successful leaders have to help them lead effectively.

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LEADING WITH CONFIDENCE

LEADING WITH CONFIDENCE

How important is it to lead with confidence?  Confidence impacts every part of your leadership from your own personal development to the way you influence the people you lead.  But before we talk about what confidence is, let’s talk about what it is not.

 There are so many myths surrounding confidence.  First, let’s start with what confidence is not. 

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5 IMPORTANT LEADERSHIP LESSONS

5 IMPORTANT LEADERSHIP LESSONS

I’ve been on an incredible journey of learning and developing my leadership skills.  Since I was a child, I have always been curious about human behavior and leadership.  I have watched, listened, interviewed, and studied many diverse leaders.  These leaders have poured into my leadership.  I want to share 5 important leadership lessons I have learned in my journey to be best leader I can be. 

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Have you ever questioned your purpose or how meaningful you are as a leader? Has anyone ever made a difference in your life?  If so, what was the difference?  What positive impact did they have on your life?

We all should be seeking to influence and impact others in a positive manner.  This can only happen if you understand what it means to make a difference.  So what does it mean to make a difference?

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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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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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SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF LEADERSHIP BURNOUT

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF LEADERSHIP BURNOUT

Leaders are greatly responsible for the growth, development, and productiveness of their teams and organizations.  One of the greatest responsibilities of leaders is to grow and develop the people around them.  With these expectations, leadership burnout can become a real issue.

Are you suffering from leadership burnout?

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SHARPENING YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS

SHARPENING YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS

A leader is a person that inspires, motivates, and leads himself and a group of people.  A leader will encourage others to pursue goals with intentionality.  I don’t believe anyone is born a leader, but an effective leader is a person that consistently sharpens a set of leadership skills.

Here are 6 leadership skills that every leader needs to sharpen.

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NIGHTMARES OF LEADERSHIP

NIGHTMARES OF LEADERSHIP

Developing leadership skills and solutions can be a challenge, but effective leaders understand and welcome the challenge.  Although leaders embrace these challenges, they can still be a leader’s nightmare.  Check out these 4 nightmares that most every leader with have to face.

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LEADING WITH A FIERY PASSION

LEADING WITH A FIERY PASSION

The heart and soul of leadership is about inspiring and influencing others.  Leadership is like light.  It is impossible for darkness to exist when light is present.  Darkness can be defined as confusion, procrastination, ineffectiveness, selfishness, dishonesty, guilt, regret, dictatorial, and condescending just to name a few.

The best way to radiate your light as a leader is by discover your passion as a leader.  To effective lead with passion there are 5 essential characteristics every leader should possess.

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5 BENEFITS OF LEADERSHIP

5 BENEFITS OF LEADERSHIP

There are many opportunities and privileges that come with leadership, but it also comes with tremendous responsibility.  I believe we all are leaders.  The questions are who, why, and how are we leading?  Have you ever thought no one was watching, but you looked around and saw someone watching you?  The fact of the matter is that someone is always watching us, which makes us all leaders.

Whether you believe you are a leader or not, leadership has its benefits.  My hopes are that you will see the benefits of leading, and seek various ways to develop your leadership. Here are 5 benefits of leading.

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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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ALL OR NOTHING

ALL OR NOTHING

A big enemy of success and significance is indecisiveness.  Sometimes people are tricked into thinking that not making a decision is the best decision.

The best things come to those that give all or nothing.  Every situation is different, but every day you must make a decision to give your all or nothing.  In other words, make a decision to commit or make a decision not to commit.  Whatever you do, don’t find yourself stuck in the middle of all or nothing.

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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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