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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 9/11/17

  Client Question:  “I received feedback that I need to add more value in meetings that I attend.” As they say feedback is a “gift.”  You can choose to take the gift or return it.  First of all, do you believe that the message that they are sending you is true?  If you choose to believe that the person delivering the message cares about your development and wants you to do well, then you have to at least consider it.   Do…
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 9/8/17

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!      This week’s summary includes: overcoming fears, signs you are doing better than you think, taking a stand, motivational quotes, sabotaging your success, finding fulfillment, be a mentor, appreciating others, goals & strategies can be fun   Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes: 3 Fears You Need to Overcome to Be Successful by Rahul Nair https://buff.ly/2tODvEv  Why is it that we do not want to get out of our comfort zone and reach out to greatness?  …
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Let’s make goals and strategies more fun!

I have been focusing on strategies and goals this week for my clients and for myself. Reflecting on what is being done currently and what the new outcome will be is pretty energizing. As I was thinking about this topic, I came across this article by Sara Caputo called: September is the new January. This article sums it up nicely. We don’t need to wait until January to make changes. We can use the “back to school” timeframe that we all…
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Have You Appreciated Someone Today?

“A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected. ” I have seen this in action on any of the projects or teams that I have led. It doesn’t take that long to ask someone how things are going and thank them for something that they may have done for you or someone else. I have had multiple managers and mentors who have actually taken the time to write out a note by hand to me. Those…
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Do You Want to Make a Difference? Be a Mentor.

I am sure you have heard the old saying “Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime.” I see this with my children every day. For example: teaching them how to make their favorite meals, how to do laundry, managing money and making their own doctor appointments. I want them to learn some independence and be ready to do some of these things on their own. Parents…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 9/4/17

  Client Question: “Someone asked me if I am fulfilled in my job.  I am not sure how to answer this question.   Can you help me to understand this for myself?” It is pretty easy to be able to explain what you do to people, but why you do it requires more reflection.  It takes more effort to delve deep and understand your motivation.  Knowing your “why” is what helps you share the reasons you do what you do and…
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 9/1/17

​Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!      This week’s summary includes: delegation for development, eliminate confidence killers, difference between self-esteem and confidence, start living by design, not default, what makes something a success, learning from failure, stepping up to lead, stop asking for permission   Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes: “Purposeful Delegation – A Key to Staff Development” Purposeful Delegation – A Key to Staff Development by @JoeIarocci It’s the best way to develop your people Successful people find a way to achieve even when…
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How Can You Be More Effective? Stop Asking For Permission!

​Think back to when you were in school.  You had to raise your hand to ask permission when you wanted to ask a question or to leave the classroom.  Sometimes in public forums, the same etiquette holds true.  Your teachers and parents would call this being polite.  It becomes ingrained in you and sometimes those habits may be difficult to break. Fast forward to joining the workplace and the way it works is quite different.  Your boss doesn’t want to…
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Lead From Wherever You Are to Help Others In Need

​Leadership shows up every single day if you just look around.  Not everyone will have the title of leader, but they are leading.  It is demonstrated most when people step up to lead when no one else does.  Some people just naturally do it because that is who they are at their core.  Others do it because it is the right thing to do. Watching the hurricane and historic flooding that is happening in Houston shows everyday people who are…
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Can You See Failure in a Positive Way?

​Being able to see an implementation as a success, even if it has a few issues was what I shared in yesterday’s post.  In some cases though, there are things that would be judged as a failure by you or by others.  When you have a situation that is perceived that way, it may feel as if it will have a permanent impact on you and your career.  That doesn’t have to be the case.  Things are going to go wrong…
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