For those of you who have done the PaperRoom with me, you are familiar with the iceberg analogy that Brian Tracy speaks about in this week’s Tip. The iceberg applies to yourself and others. The more we become aware of what is below the surface and how it impacts behavior, the more successful we can be in connecting and leading others, and ourselves.
In 50% of my coaching calls and meetings last week, we discussed teams and how to make them even more successful. Whether you are the leader or the follower in a team, this week’s Tip by Chris Widener provides key principles that if applied will take your team to the next level. They are simple and easy to understand. An evaluation checklist is provided at the end of the Tip.
A couple of weeks ago, I gave a talk to a group of highly enthusiastic and energized business owners in Concord, MA. The time for creating goals for 2012 was upon us. About half of the group raised their hand when asked if they’d already created their goals for 2012. Congratulations was in order! Next, I asked if they believed they would accomplish these goals. Not all of those hands remained raised. This week’s Tip includes the 6 steps I used to help the business owners in Concord, as well as my clients, answer YES I Can!
When you delegate a job to one of your staff, why don’t you get back what you asked for? One way to get closer at hitting 100% on your requests is to be clear in your communication. Natalie Manor’s Tip this week is a great reminder about creating that clarity.
This week’s Tip by Nancy Solomon is a reminder to continue to step into your greatness. You are here in this life to be you! Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!
There are so many articles on the internet about goal setting. Whether you own your own business or work for someone else, the key for setting goals is choosing what will be most important to you. What makes the biggest impact for you in your life? Steve Straus’s article reminds you to be conscious in this process.
During the hustle of December, I can lose sight of my priorities as my to do list grows and grows. Taking a few extra minutes to reset priorities makes a huge difference. This week’s Tip shares 5 ideas on how to keep your priorities front of mind and get them done.
What you can do to take care of the people in your organization? How can you show your appreciation for a job well done and keep people moving forward with the mission and vision of the company? This week’s tip by Jon Gordon provides just such a recipe.
One of the biggest changes I was involved with as a business owner was selling my business. The first time my partner and I tried to sell, we were not transparent and all our employees quit during the process. And did I mention I was 7 months pregnant? We learned from our actions and the results. The second time we were successful. We shared as much as we could with our employees along the way. Read on for Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch’s suggestions on leading through change.
This week’s Tip by Art Sobczak is a great reminder to only ask one question at a time. Sometimes, in coaching, I get so excited about what the client is telling me that I can start to rattle off a slew of questions. And then I remember, people can only answer one question at a time. Be thoughtful about the question you ask and then listen for the answer.