Confidence

Are You Limiting Yourself?

What are the beliefs that you have about yourself?  Are they confident beliefs that push you outside of your comfort zone or do you have limiting beliefs that hold you back.  These limitations can prevent you from moving forward in your life if you let them. Self-limiting beliefs are those things that you have been telling yourself for years.  The story in your head says” I am not good enough.” or “I could get to the next level if I…
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 7/7/17

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!      This week’s summary includes: How to stop saying yes, ways to bring out the best in others, building company confidence in a first time leader, how to be a future leader, getting everything done, 4th of July, know your worth, are you ready to reconnect?   Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes:   How to Stop Saying Yes When You Want to Say No @LollyDaskal http://on.inc.com/2mvEkjA  Here are 17 smart ways to say no when you need…
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 6/23/17

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary! This week’s summary includes: ways to be a respected leader, signs that you are doing better than you think, self-aware leaders, optimizing your communication, stop being a boss and be a leader, being a leader not a doer, don’t focus only on results, know who you are as a leader, building a strong executive team Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes 6 Key Ways to Become a Highly Respected Leader http://buff.ly/2kO4lGB By Andy Margison Master these skills…
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What Actions Will You Take to Improve Your Confidence?

​When it comes to confidence, you have probably heard the phrase “fake it until you make it.” For some people that will work, but not for everyone. Confidence is a hard thing to shift. You may appear confident, but inside you may be feeling like an impostor and that you don’t have all the skills or capabilities that you need. The irony here is that you do have them, but your fear is trying to protect you from failing or…
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Are You Willing to Ask for What You Want?

With a daughter in college now, I have seen shifts in how things work from when I went to school.   Colleges have far more focus on “field experiences and internships” now.   My college roommate had an internship, but she was one of very few that had one.  Now there are many more opportunities to get those experiences and the students are “highly encouraged” to do them.  Part of it is to discern if they are going to be happy in…
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 4/28/17

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!      This week’s summary includes:  creating a personal breakthrough, assume positive intent in others, the power of networking, keys to success, ways to restore your confidence, managing organizational change from three perspectives: the impacted employee, the leader of the team and the organization itself   Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes   What You Must Do To Create A Personal Breakthrough by Tim Denning http://buff.ly/2oK3EQy  A breakthrough is something that changes the course of your life going…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 4/10/17

Monday Morning Leadership

Today’s Question:  “What are some tips to grow my self-confidence?” Self-confidence by definition is “a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgment.” When you are young, you automatically have this trust in yourself. You don’t even question what you can do, you just do it.  If you try to do something that you shouldn’t, your parents will step in to prevent you from being hurt.  This is where you begin to listen to others about what you should…
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Can You See My Vision?

Creating a vision is an important step for a leader to communicate to their team or organization. Leaders need to be able to confidently articulate the vision for their team or organization in such a way that people believe in it and see that it is possible.  A vision is defined as a high-level outcome that you want to attain and should be shared in a way that people feel inspired by it, connected to it and want to reach…
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Your Leadership Moment: Will You Choose to be Calm?

If you have ever seen a picture of an iceberg you know that there is a portion of it that rises above the water and the rest is below the water.  This is the perfect metaphor for a leader.  Above the surface it is calm and everything appears to be good.  Below the surface, however, there are the unknown things occurring that we can’t see. I have been told that I am a very calm person.  I try to be calm…
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Do You Want to be a Leader or a Director?

For the rest of the week, I am going to dive a little deeper into the leadership traits that were covered in the post that I did yesterday. If you missed it, you can read it here.  Initially, there were two leadership traits that were very challenging for me to learn. This could be because they seemed to be in direct conflict with leading to me. What I didn’t realize then was that instead of “leading others”, I was actually…
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