Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 11/10/17

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!    This week’s summary includes: Finding more time in your day, leadership presence, building trust, succession planning, would you choose a better boss or more money, who are you spending your time with, changing perceptions, making big decisions, learning leadership lessons every day, don’t put off what you want to accomplish Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes: 7 Simple Techniques to Cut Your Workday in Half by Lolly Daskal Learn how to thrive with a demanding schedule and make…
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Are You Ready to Take a Risk?

Have you ever made a really big decision and then instantly regretted it?  I think we all have at one time or another.  Most of the time it happens when you are buying something that costs a lot of money and you are trying to justify the purchase to yourself.  It can also happen when you are making a career move.  Should you take this new role with a lot more responsibility or stay where you are comfortable?   Do you…
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It’s Time to Change the Way You Think About Someday!

Do you have a bucket list of things that you want to do someday?  Your bucket list may be written down so you can see it every day or it may just be a mental list that you keep in your head.  Some people may have a large list of items to accomplish while others may only have only a few.   When there are so many things going on, that list is sitting there waiting to be checked off.  It…
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What Leadership Lessons Would You Share With Others?

We go through experiences every day that teach us lessons.  Most leaders will only highlight the big defining moments in their careers to share with other people.  There are also some smaller moments that happen and you may not realize they are lessons unless you are paying attention.  This reflection can be something you do daily, yearly or as you are moving into another role. It may also be at the point in your career where you are passing the…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 11/6/17

Client Question: “I would like to be perceived differently than I am today.  I want my management to see that I am ready for the next level.  How do I do that?” The best place to start is to understand fully how you are being perceived today.  Have you been given feedback that you need to do some things differently?  Did the feedback come from just one person or is it coming from multiple sources?   Do you see any consistent themes? …
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 11/3/17

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!    This week’s summary includes: Using your time in the best way, leaving your mark on others, going through change courageously, traits of inspiring leaders, motivational books, handling situations when you have made the wrong decision, hiding behind a mask, understanding why you are an imposter, how you can make your team successful Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes: What Is Your Time Worth?  Are You Investing Your Time or Wasting It? by Stephen Dela Cruz Are you…
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Do You Want to Make Your Team Successful?

When you were younger, the first teachers that you had were your parents and other family members. You were learning so many new things that became ingrained in you without you even realizing it. In a lot of those situations you learned by observing your family, friends and people at school. They were the examples that taught you the early lessons in your life. Now that you are leading others, this has shifted a bit. You are now the one that others are observing. They…
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Are You Ready to Stop Being an Imposter?

Yesterday’s blog on the Imposter Complex talked about what it is and how to look at it differently.  I thought about it a lot yesterday after I wrote it and realized that being an imposter may me. What if you are feeling like an imposter, because you are meant to do something else in your career?  What if it is a message that means you need to look at things differently and really figure out your true purpose? Unfortunately, feeling like an imposter…
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Happy Halloween!

  Halloween is a great time to dress up and be somebody else!  It is so fun to see how creative people can be when they put on a costume and get to be someone else for the day.  Some people really get into decorating their houses, having contests and big parties to celebrate Halloween.   My favorite part is seeing all the little kids come to the door in their adorable costumes trying to remember to say “Trick or Treat”…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 10/30/17

  Client Question: “I made a decision that I thought was right, but turned out to be wrong.  How do I handle this without having my team lose confidence in me?” There are many leaders who choose not to be vulnerable with their teams.  Never admitting you are wrong can cause them to lose respect for you.  Being vulnerable actually brings the team closer together and shows that you don’t have all the answers.  Part of what makes a great…
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