How many times have you been told you are really good at something? How about the opposite, that you aren’t very good at something? This week’s Tip is a reminder that you can always learn new skills.
Leading your organization is not an easy task. This week’s Tip shares 5 traits that will help you get there. I’m working with a number of young entrepreneurs who are building their businesses or departments. I love that they are considering their blind spots and getting support to address these areas. What better way to become an even stronger leader?
“How can I build my sales pipeline?” This is a question that a number of my coaching clients asked recently as we are getting close to the end of the first half of 2012. One source is your existing client base. There may be additional services they need from you and/or they may refer you to other people. The likelihood of their providing these leads is based on two things. First, you ask. Second, you have provided great value. This week’s Tip focuses on the second point.
This week’s Tip by Simon Tyler reminds us to take some time for light weeding – remove the negative clutter and provide a fertile ground for the growth of what’s truly important in your business and life.
Why is it that so many people think they have to “do it alone”? This week’s Tip shares the pluses of not doing it alone and hiring a business coach.
Spring is a great time for us as leaders to look at ourselves and see what we can do to improve ourselves. Chris Widener’s article will encourage you to do just that!
If you are thinking of starting a business partnership with another individual, this week’s Tip is for you. In addition to analyzing the viability of the business idea, it’s key that you address how the two of you will work together.
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.