Business Leader Profile, published in “The Metrowest Daily News | South Edition”, including the announcement of my recent induction into the ICFNE Hall of Fame.
I admit it, change is not easy for me. I like my routines and I like knowing what to expect. On the other hand, surprises are fun, and thinking about different topics and doing new things can be exhilarating. Perhaps I just need to reframe my thinking about what change means. This week’s Tip by Jeffrey Gitomer poses ways to consider thinking about change.
In this Tip, Simon Tyler challenges you to rethink your meeting behavior. My first reaction – “you’re kidding.” My second response – “Hmm, let’s consider this more closely. What could be possible for my clients and me by changing our meeting habits?”
This week’s Tip has you stop and reflect on the first half of the year. Using the questions, consider what you have accomplished. It’s enlightening and energizing!
My children are now 25 and 23. Even so, I still get questions and relish the connection, discussion and learning that occurs following the questions. This week, Chris Widener shares his thoughts on the benefits of asking questions and fostering a culture of inquisitiveness in your business.
It’s been proven over and over again in the education field that when a teacher believes in a student and expects them to do well, it positively influences the student’s performance. This week’s Tip brings this concept into the business world.
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.
Assumptions can get you into trouble. Remember that time you asked the woman when she was due and she wasn’t pregnant? This week’s Tip by Steve Straus brings awareness to why you may be misusing assumptions in your own life.
This week’s Tip made me laugh out loud and reminded me of the importance of getting to the point in our communication with others.
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?