Tips 2017-08-28T16:14:45+00:00

Leadership Tips

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Vision

Don’t Build a Career Without a Blueprint

Would you build a house without a detailed blueprint? Probably not if you want it to stand on its own. So, why would you pursue career success without a plan? The average person spends about 10-15 hours planning a vacation, and relatively much less on planning a career. Take some time to plan out where you want your career to go--it is where you spend about 40 hours of your week. Plan for Career Success [...]

Creating Your Vision: A Lesson from McDonalds

The initial vision of a good hamburger restaurant belonged to Dick and Mac McDonald, the two brothers who opened the first Golden arches hamburger stand in San Bernardino, CA in 1948. But, it was Ray Kroc, a man who sold Multi-mixer machines to the restaurant who was most impressed by the constant traffic around the McDonald brothers’ hamburger stand. Kroc figured out that it was NOT quality alone, but consistency – the ability to become [...]

Jump in the Driver’s Seat. Accelerate Your Plan

Find Your Leaders. If Your Company Has a Great Business Plan, it Requires Great Leadership to Accelerate the Process and See it Through. Leaders Help Drive the Success of the Business Strategy and Place Talent in The Right Places. Before You Execute Your Business Plan, Make Sure You Have a Strategic Leadership Plan in Place.   3 Ways Leadership Accelerates Your Plan 1. Identify Drivers of Success Review the business strategies and identify the leadership [...]

The Gifts of Your POWER PURPOSE

Each of us has a purpose. There is something unique that we offer the world, even if we have not yet identified it. That may be incredible math skills, public speaking, or creativity. Whatever it is, we must identify our gift or gifts - if we are lucky enough to have plural - and learn to leverage them in our careers and personal life. 3 Steps to Identify Your Power Purpose 1. What is Your VISION? A VISION is [...]

Ask and Listen to WIN

Are you losing by not listening? Research shows that we only remember 25-50% of what we hear. To improve your listening skills, commit to asking the right questions. Listen to WIN. 3 Tips on Asking the Right Questions Gather More INFO & INTEL Asking for clarity is a sign of ACTIVE LISTENING. When speaking with a colleague or client, ask for definitions of descriptive words and explanations of specific jargon. By showing you do not [...]

Brand

Your Brand Bodyguard: Develop A Brand Agent

Develop Brand Agents. If Your Employees are Brand Agents for Your Company, It Can Actually Enhance Your Company Brand. Especially If you are a Service Firm, Your Employees Make Your Company. You Can Put All the Time Into Your Company Brand, But If Your Employees are not Advocating for it, Your Brand Will Be Diluted. Guard Your Brand by Building Your Employees' Brands. Here are 3 bodyguards for your brand: 1. The Personal Approach - [...]

Brand Yourself for Success

Brand Yourself. Only approximately 16% of people have a professional brand, and fewer than 5% embody it. In order to SELL YOURSELF, you must first define your own brand! Understand the Professional Brand Definition A Professional Brand is an individual’s promise to consistently provide a unique set of characteristics, advantages, and services to others. It representations your values, ideas, and personality. Your brand may include EDUCATION Level, COMPANY, or some other SET of Functional, [...]

Creating Your Vision: A Lesson from McDonalds

The initial vision of a good hamburger restaurant belonged to Dick and Mac McDonald, the two brothers who opened the first Golden arches hamburger stand in San Bernardino, CA in 1948. But, it was Ray Kroc, a man who sold Multi-mixer machines to the restaurant who was most impressed by the constant traffic around the McDonald brothers’ hamburger stand. Kroc figured out that it was NOT quality alone, but consistency – the ability to become [...]

Three of Your Most Important Development Initiatives

We live in a place where we have to differentiate ourselves now more than ever. It goes beyond a degree and a trade to now building a presence, having a network, and displaying valuable - though much harder to qualify - attributes that companies crave. In order to move forward in organizations or to facilitate the growth of our own businesses, there are initiatives that are crucial to our development. Are you stuck in your [...]

Build Your Brand Plan

Building your POWER ASSET PLAN is essential in your quest toward an authentic, recognizable brand. Your assets are your strengths and best qualities. They are what make you GOOD. Passions, tangible assets and intangible assets are three of the core components to an effective brand plan. 1. PASSIONS Where do you get your INSPIRATION and MOTIVATION? Normally they stem from your passion. Your passions are your energy source, what gets you out of bed in [...]

Power Brand Your LinkedIn Headline

Headlines sell. But does your LinkedIn headline differentiate you and your brand or leave you muddled amongst the over 200 MILLION other profiles? 3 Tips to Power Branding Your LinkedIn Headline Make your name as UNIQUE as possible Mike Smith is not unique but Michael E. Smith, Jr or Michael E. Smith, CPA is. Use your complete and full name and consider adding any professional certifications if relevant. Remember you want people to find you [...]

Communication

Take Control of Your To-Do List

Do you always feel like your to-do list is never-ending? Like no matter how many items you check off it just continues to grow? If so, we have 4 tips to help you prioritize your time and effort to get the most of out of your work. 1. Goal Setting Start the Work Day Focusing on Your Big Goal The Job You’re Asked to Do The Project You Need to Manage The Clients You Need to [...]

Make 100 New Connections in Under 100 Minutes

Every motivated leader, sales professional, or individual who wants to broaden their network must master the ability to meet more people and make more connections. Thanks to social media, making connections has never been easier. Finding out a prospect's or partner’s experience, habits, likes, dislikes and background is easy as mastering the world of social media. You can make 100 new connections in the next 100 minutes - here are 5 Steps to Broaden Your Network: [...]

Manage Your Business Deal

When forming a business deal, you’re never alone. Proper team building consisting of an aligned purpose, talent, diversity and leadership will help you score more clients and more revenue. However, above all, your team must be ENGAGED. Here are four important concepts that fall under the umbrella of team engagement: 1. MORALE MANAGEMENT Team engagement starts with the overall camaraderie between the employees. There should be an overall consensus among on the vision – also [...]

The Undeniably Great Presentation

Presentations are more than just talking about information to a group of people. Your audience should be treated like ROYALTY. After all, you want them to care about the information just as much as you do. If YOU show that you care, your audience will care. Enthusiasm is contagious! Always present information in the most comprehensible way to ensure a healthy triangular relationship among you, the content and your audience.   4 Core Components of [...]

The St.A.R. Formula for Confidence

Confidence is a state of mind. People who are confident consistently maintain high performance; they know they have what it takes to succeed, while they also understand they have a lot to learn. We all have the ability to develop a confident mindset if we commit to it. The St.A.R. Formula for Confidence 1. Stand Tall Studies have shown that posture can have a great effect on your level of confidence. Before you go into a big [...]

Three Actions of POWER LEADERS

Leaders move. Leadership is the willingness to accept responsibility and organize a group of people to achieve a common goal. By definition, when others talk, leaders take action. 3 Actions of POWER LEADERS 1. They Take OWNERSHIP The first part of the definition of leadership says “accept responsibility.” This goes far beyond simply stepping up and saying “I’m leader!” Leaders recognize that they have taken an ownership position, and they accept the outcome as their OWN, [...]

Winners Get RESULTS

Performance is based on RESULTS, not effort. Above all else, what you produce will define your career. Are you getting the RESULTS from yourself and your team? Keys to Getting Results   Identify Your RESULT BIAS A person with low result bias values the journey more than the outcome, while a person with medium result bias values the journey and outcome equally. They tend to be relatively low to average performers. Alternatively, a person with [...]

Ask and Listen to WIN

Are you losing by not listening? Research shows that we only remember 25-50% of what we hear. To improve your listening skills, commit to asking the right questions. Listen to WIN. 3 Tips on Asking the Right Questions Gather More INFO & INTEL Asking for clarity is a sign of ACTIVE LISTENING. When speaking with a colleague or client, ask for definitions of descriptive words and explanations of specific jargon. By showing you do not [...]

Communicate With Clarity

Clear communication is effective communication. More than 80% of work time is spent on communicating, but is your delivery coming up short? 3 Tips on Communicating With Clarity Establish Limits Establish limits on date and timeframe, the points i.e. (Introduction, Middle, and Close), and lastly agree and reference. By establishing an agreement of what is clearly communicated and referencing from one to two sources, you can easily bring the conversation back to the main points. [...]

Fool-Proof Your Listening Skills

Listening is easy, but it’s not fool-proofed. 45% of your communication is used for listening, but are you using them to your ADVANTAGE! 4 Tips on FOOLPROOFING your LISTENING SKILLS Take Notes Take notes either shorthand or longhand with quick references to refer later. Record the presentation with a recorder to boost your listening process and physically engage the brain, eyes and fingers. By taking the time to write notes, it sends a good message [...]

Influence

Five Keys to Building Your Team

Building your team takes a lot of time and effort. Before you begin, you must be able to identify what you are looking for in a team. Sometimes the perfect candidate isn’t always the perfect fit for your culture. Here are 5 Keys to building YOUR team: 1. IN OR OUT – DECIDE BETWEEN INTERNAL & EXTERNAL Decide whether you want to hire externally or internally based on their skills and culture fit. Key [...]

How to Increase Workplace Productivity by Being Healthy

We’ve all heard eating well coupled with daily exercise leads to a healthier body and smaller waistlines. But what about the effects of healthy living on workplace efficiency? Research shows there’s a correlation – and it shouldn’t surprise you. Researchers at Brigham Young University, the Center for Health Research at Healthways and the Health Enhancement Research Organization conducted a 2012 study on this phenomenon. Eating unhealthy is linked with a 66% increased risk in productivity [...]

Building Your Executive Presence

The first step to building your own executive presence is recognizing it in someone else. This person has won the confidence of those around them. They possess a professional magnetism that attracts and influences others. They are an exemplary leader and respected authority. They are relied on for strength and wisdom. Ask yourself, what is it about this person that sets them apart? What evokes my admiration for them? They are likely among other things [...]

Creating Your Vision: A Lesson from McDonalds

The initial vision of a good hamburger restaurant belonged to Dick and Mac McDonald, the two brothers who opened the first Golden arches hamburger stand in San Bernardino, CA in 1948. But, it was Ray Kroc, a man who sold Multi-mixer machines to the restaurant who was most impressed by the constant traffic around the McDonald brothers’ hamburger stand. Kroc figured out that it was NOT quality alone, but consistency – the ability to become [...]

Three Ways to Inspire Your Team

No matter what size team you lead, your role as a leader is to INSPIRE your organization to succeed and become high performers. Here are three ways to drive inspiration across your team: 1. GIVE PURPOSE Allow your team to understand the purpose of what they are doing by showing the importance of their specific roles. Constantly communicate your company’s and team's goals and vision. If you are are able to share the same vision with your team, you [...]

The Undeniably Great Presentation

Presentations are more than just talking about information to a group of people. Your audience should be treated like ROYALTY. After all, you want them to care about the information just as much as you do. If YOU show that you care, your audience will care. Enthusiasm is contagious! Always present information in the most comprehensible way to ensure a healthy triangular relationship among you, the content and your audience.   4 Core Components of [...]

Jump in the Driver’s Seat. Accelerate Your Plan

Find Your Leaders. If Your Company Has a Great Business Plan, it Requires Great Leadership to Accelerate the Process and See it Through. Leaders Help Drive the Success of the Business Strategy and Place Talent in The Right Places. Before You Execute Your Business Plan, Make Sure You Have a Strategic Leadership Plan in Place.   3 Ways Leadership Accelerates Your Plan 1. Identify Drivers of Success Review the business strategies and identify the leadership [...]

Three Lenses Of High Performing Vision

High Performers Have Vision. If You Are An Individual Striving For Greatness And Looking To Maximize Your Potential Then You Must Have A Vision. Vision Allows You To Step Outside Your Comfort Zone And Helps You To Achieve What Others May Deem Impossible. A Vision Is Your Roadmap To Excellence.  3 Lenses Of High Performing Vision 1. Making It CLEAR A vision is who you are and who you want to be. It is your statement to [...]

Three Questions Leaders Must Ask Themselves

Leaders Ask Questions. As A Leader, You Walk In The Light. That Means That Everything You Do Has The Potential To Be Praised Or Ridiculed. Leaders Must Look Within Daily To See If What They Are Displaying To Their Colleagues And Followers Is What They Want Them To See, Hear and Experience. 3 Questions Leaders Must Ask Themselves 1. Do I COMMUNICATE Clearly? Leaders serve as a communication beacon for their respective companies and teams. [...]

Three Places LEADING Makes You More MONEY

Leaders make more money. In general, people who perform at a very high level make 30% more money than their peer group. Luckily, we can all develop leadership qualities and put ourselves in leadership positions. However, it doesn’t always mean a new title. 3 Places LEADING Makes You More MONEY 1. In SALES If you are in any type of business development role, being a leader in sales can actually make you more money. What do I [...]

The St.A.R. Formula for Confidence

Confidence is a state of mind. People who are confident consistently maintain high performance; they know they have what it takes to succeed, while they also understand they have a lot to learn. We all have the ability to develop a confident mindset if we commit to it. The St.A.R. Formula for Confidence 1. Stand Tall Studies have shown that posture can have a great effect on your level of confidence. Before you go into a big [...]

Three Phrases You’ll Hear from Power Leaders

Leaders command attention. They speak with authenticity & clarity that encourage others to listen & act. Understandably, you’ll find true leaders saying some of the same things—and you’ll recognize a leader when you hear these words: 3 Phrases of Power Leaders 1.“This is What HAPPENED..." Gossip is not leadership. True Power Leaders ignore gossip that gets in the way and focus instead on the necessary facts. What happened? How does it affect us? And how [...]

MAXIMIZE Your LEADERSHIP PRESENCE

PRESENCE is KEY. Do your LEADERSHIP SKILLS differentiate you from the 60% of other leaders, who don't MAXIMIZE their PRESENCE? 4 Tips on MAXIMIZING your LEADERSHIP PRESENCE Be CLEAR, COMPELLING and CANDID Create a consistent view by being clear, compelling and candid in formal and informal meetings. Secondly, tell your story in an intuitively simple manner with a skillful approach. Remember, being clear and compelling makes you an influential force! Be PASSIONATE and POISED Exhibit [...]

Management

9 Steps to Make an Executive Transition

In our leadership coaching with corporate executive teams, we will often have individuals approach us for coaching transitioning to their next executive opportunity. These executives have often been with their companies for 10, 20 and sometimes over 30 years, and they find themselves for the first time in a position where they are looking for their next opportunity.  Given that they have been with their companies for a long time, the “next step” has [...]

Five Keys to Building Your Team

Building your team takes a lot of time and effort. Before you begin, you must be able to identify what you are looking for in a team. Sometimes the perfect candidate isn’t always the perfect fit for your culture. Here are 5 Keys to building YOUR team: 1. IN OR OUT – DECIDE BETWEEN INTERNAL & EXTERNAL Decide whether you want to hire externally or internally based on their skills and culture fit. Key [...]

10 Roles of Leaders – Part 3 of 3

Leadership is the willingness to accept responsibility and organize a group of people to achieve a common goal. With that come a number of different roles that are important as a leader.  The Final 4 Roles of a Leader A Leader Must Be a Communicator Communication may be one of the most important roles of a leader. When a team feels uninformed, they disengage and can become resentful. A leader who is good at communicating [...]

10 Roles of Leaders – Part 2 of 3

Leadership is the willingness to accept responsibility and organize a group of people to achieve a common goal. With that come a number of different roles that are important as a leader. In the next 3 tips, we are going to highlight 10 of these roles.   The Next 3 Roles of a Leader A Leader Must Be an Organizer It is the job of the leader to organize resources, people and tasks around the [...]

10 Roles of Leaders – Part 1 of 3

Leadership is the willingness to accept responsibility and organize a group of people to achieve a common goal. With that come a number of different roles that are important as a leader. In the next 3 tips, we are going to highlight 10 of these roles. The First 3 Roles of a Leader A Leader Must First Be a Worker In order to lead others, you must first be able to lead yourself. That means [...]

3 Tips to Exuding Executive Presence

Executive presence is a combination of­­ attributes, actions, and skills that leads others to perceive a person as a corporate leader. It’s hard to explain executive presence – it’s one of those things you feel when you connect with someone who exudes executive presence. It is something that can be developed, but it takes a commitment. Executive presence can be developed if you have a baseline of self-confidence and a willingness to deal with unpredictable [...]

Management – Defining a High Performing Leader – Part 1 of 6

Ever wonder how some organizations seem to have all the go-getters? It doesn't happen by chance, it happens by learned actions. Some people are naturally high performers, but for those who are not can still be taught. So for everyone out there hoping to turn more employees into high performers there is hope. See below for some tips and tricks on how to do just that. High performers are different from the rest of the [...]

Building Your Executive Presence

The first step to building your own executive presence is recognizing it in someone else. This person has won the confidence of those around them. They possess a professional magnetism that attracts and influences others. They are an exemplary leader and respected authority. They are relied on for strength and wisdom. Ask yourself, what is it about this person that sets them apart? What evokes my admiration for them? They are likely among other things [...]

12 Actions to Become a High Performing Leader (Part 2)

Last week, we shared the first six of 12 Actions to Become a High Performing Leader. This week, June comes to an end and we start the second half of 2016. The good news is that we all have six more months to make progress on our personal and professional career goals that were set at the start of this year! The final six of 12 Actions to Become a High Performing Leader should guide [...]

12 Actions to Become a High Performing Leader (part 1)

We’re nearly halfway through the 2016 calendar. Are you making progress on the personal and professional career goals you set a few months ago to become a high performing leader this year? It’s not too late – we all have six full months left in the year to achieve our goals! In our study of thousands of professionals, we’ve discovered common criteria for leaders who are recognized as HIGH PERFORMERS. First and foremost, high performing leaders [...]

Three Ways to Inspire Your Team

No matter what size team you lead, your role as a leader is to INSPIRE your organization to succeed and become high performers. Here are three ways to drive inspiration across your team: 1. GIVE PURPOSE Allow your team to understand the purpose of what they are doing by showing the importance of their specific roles. Constantly communicate your company’s and team's goals and vision. If you are are able to share the same vision with your team, you [...]

Three of Your Most Important Development Initiatives

We live in a place where we have to differentiate ourselves now more than ever. It goes beyond a degree and a trade to now building a presence, having a network, and displaying valuable - though much harder to qualify - attributes that companies crave. In order to move forward in organizations or to facilitate the growth of our own businesses, there are initiatives that are crucial to our development. Are you stuck in your [...]

Three Habits of the Mentally STRONG

Flex your mental muscle. The higher your mental toughness, the more likely you are to bounce back when faced with a challenge. When adversity comes knocking, how do you handle it? Build your STRENGTH to SUCCEED. Three Habits of the Mentally STRONG 1. Control what You can CONTROL Those who have the greatest mental strength recognize that there is no use in putting energy into those things we cannot control. Is the traffic really bad today? Is it raining [...]

Decision Making: The Fork in the Road

Leaders Make Decisions. You Will Never Find a Leader who Has Had a High Level of Success who was Indecisive. This Does Not Mean That They Come to the Fork In the Road and Make a Hasty Right Turn Without Thought. Instead, They Have a Vision and They Make Decisions Based on That Vision. Indecision Kills Opportunity. Want To Be Successful? Make Decisions. 3 Ways to Make Better Decisions 1. Have a VISION People who are indecisive [...]

Three Lenses Of High Performing Vision

High Performers Have Vision. If You Are An Individual Striving For Greatness And Looking To Maximize Your Potential Then You Must Have A Vision. Vision Allows You To Step Outside Your Comfort Zone And Helps You To Achieve What Others May Deem Impossible. A Vision Is Your Roadmap To Excellence.  3 Lenses Of High Performing Vision 1. Making It CLEAR A vision is who you are and who you want to be. It is your statement to [...]

Three Questions Leaders Must Ask Themselves

Leaders Ask Questions. As A Leader, You Walk In The Light. That Means That Everything You Do Has The Potential To Be Praised Or Ridiculed. Leaders Must Look Within Daily To See If What They Are Displaying To Their Colleagues And Followers Is What They Want Them To See, Hear and Experience. 3 Questions Leaders Must Ask Themselves 1. Do I COMMUNICATE Clearly? Leaders serve as a communication beacon for their respective companies and teams. [...]

Three Places LEADING Makes You More MONEY

Leaders make more money. In general, people who perform at a very high level make 30% more money than their peer group. Luckily, we can all develop leadership qualities and put ourselves in leadership positions. However, it doesn’t always mean a new title. 3 Places LEADING Makes You More MONEY 1. In SALES If you are in any type of business development role, being a leader in sales can actually make you more money. What do I [...]

Change Your Leadership DNA

Some Leaders are Born. It's in Their DNA. From a Young Age, They are the Ones Who Inspire Others to Action and Bring Groups Together. However, Leaders Can Also Be Made, and Not Necessarily in Ways We Typically Assign to Leaders. 3 Ways to Change Your Leadership DNA 1. Behind the SCENES To so many, leadership means talking first or being the one who makes decisions. Without a doubt, those are important aspects of leadership, but it is not the entire [...]

The High Performance Time Machine

You have more time than you think. Research shows that our society overestimates the amount of time we actually spend working by 15-20%. That means a person claiming to be working 64 hours a week is probably only working 54. High performers are able to efficiently use the 24 hours in a day to achieve their goals. 3 Stops on the High Performance Time Machine 1. Make STRATEGIC TIME High performers recognize the importance of [...]

Three Phrases You’ll Hear from Power Leaders

Leaders command attention. They speak with authenticity & clarity that encourage others to listen & act. Understandably, you’ll find true leaders saying some of the same things—and you’ll recognize a leader when you hear these words: 3 Phrases of Power Leaders 1.“This is What HAPPENED..." Gossip is not leadership. True Power Leaders ignore gossip that gets in the way and focus instead on the necessary facts. What happened? How does it affect us? And how [...]

Take a Few Leadership Selfies

Leaders self-check. Naturally, leaders are those who inspire others to follow them. Thus, the best ones know to check in from time to time--to turn the camera on themselves--and see if they act as the type of leaders that they personally would want to follow. 3 Selfies of Power Leaders 1. They Check Their Level of ACCESSIBILITY We all know those people who walk around the office with a portfolio and a pen, seemingly with [...]

Three Actions of POWER LEADERS

Leaders move. Leadership is the willingness to accept responsibility and organize a group of people to achieve a common goal. By definition, when others talk, leaders take action. 3 Actions of POWER LEADERS 1. They Take OWNERSHIP The first part of the definition of leadership says “accept responsibility.” This goes far beyond simply stepping up and saying “I’m leader!” Leaders recognize that they have taken an ownership position, and they accept the outcome as their OWN, [...]

Lead With Power and Style

Leaders have style. What’s yours? Personal style will dictate your ability to attract & retain teams, as well as your TEAM & PERSONAL RESULTS. Determine your style, determine your SUCCESS. 5 Tips to Develop a Winning Leadership Style that Works for You   AUTHORITARIAN Leadership When decisions need to be made quickly and limited input by team members is necessary, an Authoritarian Style may be useful. In this style, the leader keeps strict control over [...]

Relationships

Five Keys to Building Your Team

Building your team takes a lot of time and effort. Before you begin, you must be able to identify what you are looking for in a team. Sometimes the perfect candidate isn’t always the perfect fit for your culture. Here are 5 Keys to building YOUR team: 1. IN OR OUT – DECIDE BETWEEN INTERNAL & EXTERNAL Decide whether you want to hire externally or internally based on their skills and culture fit. Key [...]

Don’t Build a Career Without a Blueprint

Would you build a house without a detailed blueprint? Probably not if you want it to stand on its own. So, why would you pursue career success without a plan? The average person spends about 10-15 hours planning a vacation, and relatively much less on planning a career. Take some time to plan out where you want your career to go--it is where you spend about 40 hours of your week. Plan for Career Success [...]

How to Increase Workplace Productivity by Being Healthy

We’ve all heard eating well coupled with daily exercise leads to a healthier body and smaller waistlines. But what about the effects of healthy living on workplace efficiency? Research shows there’s a correlation – and it shouldn’t surprise you. Researchers at Brigham Young University, the Center for Health Research at Healthways and the Health Enhancement Research Organization conducted a 2012 study on this phenomenon. Eating unhealthy is linked with a 66% increased risk in productivity [...]

Make 100 New Connections in Under 100 Minutes

Every motivated leader, sales professional, or individual who wants to broaden their network must master the ability to meet more people and make more connections. Thanks to social media, making connections has never been easier. Finding out a prospect's or partner’s experience, habits, likes, dislikes and background is easy as mastering the world of social media. You can make 100 new connections in the next 100 minutes - here are 5 Steps to Broaden Your Network: [...]

Three Ways to Inspire Your Team

No matter what size team you lead, your role as a leader is to INSPIRE your organization to succeed and become high performers. Here are three ways to drive inspiration across your team: 1. GIVE PURPOSE Allow your team to understand the purpose of what they are doing by showing the importance of their specific roles. Constantly communicate your company’s and team's goals and vision. If you are are able to share the same vision with your team, you [...]

Tackling Business Challenges with the Power of Executive Mentors

All of us, regardless of our line of work or our level of experience, face challenges that inhibit our ability to get business done. In such instances, it’s easy to feel like “the lone soldier on the hill” and attempt to tackle such issues on our own. Too often, we forget that we’re not the only one who has ever experienced the issue at hand and therefore miss an opportunity to engage a mentor who [...]

Three of Your Most Important Development Initiatives

We live in a place where we have to differentiate ourselves now more than ever. It goes beyond a degree and a trade to now building a presence, having a network, and displaying valuable - though much harder to qualify - attributes that companies crave. In order to move forward in organizations or to facilitate the growth of our own businesses, there are initiatives that are crucial to our development. Are you stuck in your [...]

Manage Your Business Deal

When forming a business deal, you’re never alone. Proper team building consisting of an aligned purpose, talent, diversity and leadership will help you score more clients and more revenue. However, above all, your team must be ENGAGED. Here are four important concepts that fall under the umbrella of team engagement: 1. MORALE MANAGEMENT Team engagement starts with the overall camaraderie between the employees. There should be an overall consensus among on the vision – also [...]

Growing Connections & Building Relationships

Networking events are a great way to interact with people, exchange information, and develop contacts. In order to accelerate your career, you will have to stand out at these events by building lasting relationships with people. Here are 5 tips to get you started: 1. QUANTITY - THE MORE, THE BETTER Building relationships is about quality. Making connections is about quantity. Put yourself in positions to meet a large number of people and build your [...]

Decision Making: The Fork in the Road

Leaders Make Decisions. You Will Never Find a Leader who Has Had a High Level of Success who was Indecisive. This Does Not Mean That They Come to the Fork In the Road and Make a Hasty Right Turn Without Thought. Instead, They Have a Vision and They Make Decisions Based on That Vision. Indecision Kills Opportunity. Want To Be Successful? Make Decisions. 3 Ways to Make Better Decisions 1. Have a VISION People who are indecisive [...]

Three Questions Leaders Must Ask Themselves

Leaders Ask Questions. As A Leader, You Walk In The Light. That Means That Everything You Do Has The Potential To Be Praised Or Ridiculed. Leaders Must Look Within Daily To See If What They Are Displaying To Their Colleagues And Followers Is What They Want Them To See, Hear and Experience. 3 Questions Leaders Must Ask Themselves 1. Do I COMMUNICATE Clearly? Leaders serve as a communication beacon for their respective companies and teams. [...]

Three Places LEADING Makes You More MONEY

Leaders make more money. In general, people who perform at a very high level make 30% more money than their peer group. Luckily, we can all develop leadership qualities and put ourselves in leadership positions. However, it doesn’t always mean a new title. 3 Places LEADING Makes You More MONEY 1. In SALES If you are in any type of business development role, being a leader in sales can actually make you more money. What do I [...]

Fool-Proof Your Listening Skills

Listening is easy, but it’s not fool-proofed. 45% of your communication is used for listening, but are you using them to your ADVANTAGE! 4 Tips on FOOLPROOFING your LISTENING SKILLS Take Notes Take notes either shorthand or longhand with quick references to refer later. Record the presentation with a recorder to boost your listening process and physically engage the brain, eyes and fingers. By taking the time to write notes, it sends a good message [...]

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