Michael Neill’s articles always provide a new tool that’s easy to use. This week’s Tip has you turn around the word “but” to help you increase your success.
Periodically, the most important action you can take to improve your results is to stop. Then assess, looking both forward and backward. This week’s Tip by Dr. Alan Zimmerman provides a simple exercise you can do whether you are sitting down with your first cup of coffee for the day or taking your first sip of wine watching the sunset. Grab your journal and pen and answer the questions below.
Don’t you, as the owner (or manager) of your business, love it when your employees demonstrate initiative? It makes it easier for you to focus on the aspects of your work that are most important. Unfortunately, we sometimes don’t realize initiative is what’s needed or don’t know how to communicate it. This week’s Tip by Dondi Scumaci provides talking points and guidelines for you to share with your employees to make both of you more effective.
Simple but true words in this week’s Tip by Stephen Covey – “We tend to get what we expect.” Opens up a lot of possibilities for you and your business, don’t you think?
This is a great Tip for sales people by the authors, Bob Burg and John Mann. How many times have you been “turned off” by sales people who wouldn’t keep their mouths shut? Bob and John offer an alternative to talking… listening.
As we are getting close to the half-way mark for 2011, I thought it was a good time to check in on your goal progress. Michael Neill’s article this week gives us permission to put aside the “loaded” goals on your list. You know those goals that you’ve given so much significance and meaning? Just put them aside for now. Read on to learn more.
When I am in the process of making a decision, I’m not always clear on what it is I want. Many times I get there by stating what I don’t want. This week’s Tip, by William Howatt, follows a similar process by providing behaviors that are not recommended for leaders. For those of you who are interested in what behaviors could guide you as a leader, I have provided in the Insights section below The Lone Ranger’s Creed.
“What, you want me to schedule one more meeting?” This might be the response you have when you start reading this week’s Tip, however, please pay attention. If you are not scheduling regular time for and with yourself for planning, thinking, and strategizing, you are missing out on the most important meeting on your schedule.
So often clients come to me because they feel (or have been told they are) deficient in certain areas. What if, instead, you were reminded of your strengths and focused on those areas? In this week’s Tip, Joelle Jay, recommends, maximizing your strengths and managing your weaknesses to truly be your best.
“What one thing would you have done differently when you started your business?” This question is often asked of me by new coaches interviewing me to be their mentor. I always respond – getting an automated contact management system. When I first started my business, I had my contacts on an Excel spreadsheet and it was very cumbersome. Then someone told me about ACT! It makes remembering to stay in touch effortless. In this week’s Tip, Tracey Lawton shares additional ideas on why you need to get organized to get clients.