Are you the type of person who, when confronted with an opportunity, always says, “Let’s go for it!”? Or are you the type who holds back, examining the pros and cons before making a decision? This week’s Tip explores how the second, more cautious type can become more comfortable with taking risks.
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.
Want to be more productive? In this week’s Tip, a new contributor, Natalie M. Houston, shares a great idea on how to protect your focus and attention during your “always on” day.
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.
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.
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.
This week’s Tip by Jon Gordon provides tools for reframing the way you look at work situations. What’s the point in complaining about work? It drags down your energy (and the energy of those around you) and doesn’t provide solutions. It would be more productive to use this energy to create solutions. (see #3.)
Jared Brox identifies four leadership traits that can keep your employees from performing at their optimum level. At times in my coaching, I work with individuals who are receiving directives from above and I can assure you that Jared Brox has hit on key points that leave people shaking their heads, burning themselves out, becoming less engaged and eventually leaving the company. If you want to support your people to continue to be enthusiastic, high performing assets to your company, make sure you’re not exhibiting these behaviors.
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.
This week’s Tip by Simon Tyler reminds us of the benefit of taking time for a simple meditation and the steps to do it. Deep breath in and out and count 1…