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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RESOLVE TO BE BETTER

RESOLVE TO BE BETTER

Resolutions are decisions to do or not to do something.  Resolutions can be made any time of the year, but they are usually made at the beginning of the year.  It is just something about starting new with a clean slate.  Have you ever made a resolution?

Over the last 24 hours, there have been billions of resolutions made for the New Year.  Resolutions to save money, lose weight, get in shape, travel more, read more, to quit smoking, etc. I don’t believe there is anything wrong with making New Year’s Resolutions.  However, I do believe you should have a workable process along with a sound plan with small action steps to achieve your resolution. 

So whatever you do, don’t treat your resolutions like they are blanket statements.  Instead use one or more of these tips to successfully navigate your New Year.

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THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

Voltaire the French writer helps us to realize how living our best life is ultimately dependent on how we decide to live our lives.  As he described in his quote, our greatest gift we can give ourselves is the gift of living well.  One of my mentors said it this way, “The best thing you can do for you or anyone else is add value.”  It was one of the best gifts I’ve ever received as a leader.  It sounds simple, but it can sometimes be a challenge.  The reason why it can be a challenge is because adding value only happens when a person consistently and intentionally develops self.

There are many ways to grow, but I would like to share 3 ways to consistently and intentionally develop your skills as a leader.  By doing so you will give yourself the gift the keeps on giving and discover a plethora of opportunities to succeed in any aspect of your life.

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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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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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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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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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THE NEED FOR GENTLENESS IN LEADERSHIP

THE NEED FOR GENTLENESS IN LEADERSHIP

One of the most misunderstood ingredients to effective leadership is gentleness.  Many times gentleness is mistaken for weakness.  But the greatest leaders understand that gentleness is strength.

It is of great benefit for a leader to incorporate gentleness into his or her leadership.  So for this reason, I want to share 5 ways to incorporate gentleness into your leadership.

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LAUNCHING YOUR LIFE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

LAUNCHING YOUR LIFE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

There are many things you can focus on to take your life to the next level.  One of the most effective ways to achieve your life’s success is by improving your leadership.

One my greatest mentors is my father.  He is honest, inspirational, committed, passionate, decisive, creative, servant driven, full of integrity, and the best father in the entire world.  I wouldn’t be half the man I am without his guidance and example.  Recently, he spoke about “Launching To The Next Level.”

Here are his three points from his talk and how they can launch your life to the next level.

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