Are you ready to make 2011 your best year ever? Art Sobczak’s questions prompt you to look at your business and life and COMMIT to actions that will make a difference for you.
How’s your attitude these days? This question is a great reminder for me and I’m thinking you, too. As we get closer to year end and the pressure is on, are you forcing compliance as a leader in your organization or are you leading with optimism, hope, and enthusiasm? This week’s Tip by Kevin Eikenberry reminds us of the power of sharing enthusiasm and positive messages.
My clients often ask, “How do I get from where I am to where I want to be? How do I accomplish what I want to accomplish in this life? Where do I start?” This week’s Tip by Chris Widener outlines 7 steps for achieving your dreams. First, you dream!
I belong to a networking group, WBN, that meets once a month. Long standing member, Linda Tatten of Travel by Tatten, exemplifies the skill of making yourself memorable. She always starts her 15 second introduction with, ” Imagine…” and then shares a beautiful image from a trip she is planning. It’s perfect! This week, Loren Ekroth shares 5 ways to stand out and be remembered.
Today’s Coaching Tip is applicable to business owners and the people they manage. If you want a stronger organization, have your managers fight for their ideas. It makes them stronger, more thoughtful and more valuable. If you are a manager pitching your boss, know that “no” is part of your test for growth. Sheds a whole new light on the situation.
When I first work with a prospect, I always ask them, “How do you define success for yourself at this stage of your life?”. Most people answer with criteria that tap into their values: balanced life, healthy, happy, wonderful relationship, time for friends, making a difference in the world. You see what I mean. Sometimes, these same people forget this when we finish our conversation. Today’s Tip by Chris Widener provides an opportunity for each of you to consider how you define and measure success for yourself.
Are you the type of person who gives up too soon? In a conversation last week with Michael Katz, who consults on E-Newsletters for Professional Service Companies (www.BluePenguinDevelopment.com), he talked about “playing to the whistle” – not stopping until you have to. In this week’s Tip, David Cottrell provides the same message – keep moving – through a quick, inspirational story.
This week, I looked for a Tip to help you reach out to people NOT using Social Media. Art Sobczak’s Go Low-Tech, High-Touch for Major Impact while long, makes a very clear and compelling argument for the personal touch.
I have worked with clients who are in leadership roles and are concerned about their leadership presence. They don’t “look” like other leaders and they say they don’t “feel” like a leader. I agree with the eighth belief that Grout and Fisher identify in this week’s Tip that “being different helps to set a leader apart and makes them easily identifiable”. As a leader, you don’t want to be a copy of someone else. You want your strengths, your personality, YOU, to shine through!
Earlier this month I took a class in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). One of the foundational beliefs of NLP is: There is no such thing as failure, only feedback. In this week’s article, Chris Widener explores this concept and the impact of the fear of failure.