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.
Want to build your self-confidence? This week’s Tip by Graham Jones, provides a quick and easy technique to remind you of what you are doing well.
Your mind is very powerful. You know how when buy a new car you start seeing that same car and color everywhere? Were those cars all hiding in their garage a week ago or has your perception changed? You have expanded your awareness, changed the way you look at things, and the things you look at have changed. This week Simon Tyler applies this concept to the areas of your life where you don’t like what you see.
The good news is you can learn to be a top achiever! In this week’s Tip, Chris Widener shares 6 traits you can build and develop to become successful. He also notes you don’t have to be born with these attributes. How many do you already possess?
After many years of being prompted to write my own Tip, I am sticking my toe in the water this week. Periodically, I will be sharing my thoughts and learnings with you. Last week’s Tip was from the perspective of a person who has a boss and improving the working relationship with that boss. This week’s Tip focuses on your behavior, beliefs and assumptions as the boss and how they can get you in trouble.
Whether you own your own company, manage others or are an individual contributor, you have a “boss.” Your boss may be your board of directors, your clients, and/or your manager. No matter which category applies to you, this week’s Tip provides a great checklist for making your boss love you!
Like Natalie Manor, this week’s Tip author, I, too, have had people come to me who don’t know how to be “successful.” They are working with someone else’s definition of success and when you do this it isn’t inspiring. Our work is to help people create their own definition of success – one that has you jump out of bed in the morning, enthusiastic about going for it! Read further to see that success can be anything you want it to be.
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.
I loved this week’s Tip by Steve Straus! It’s short and sweet and gets the point across quickly about the connection between laughter and inspiration and creativity.