As an executive coach, I believe that leadership skills are never fully mastered. And as leaders, we never reach our full potential. I share these edu-tainment articles to help you purposefully pursue your potential as a leader.
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When it comes to saying no, we can agree that it’s an important ability. We all have limited resources. We can’t afford to simply say yes to requests for our time and money. But what about others’ ideas? How often are you quick to dismiss them with a diminishing NO or even a BUT? Has saying no to other people’s ideas become a habit? As a leader, how often do you quash your followers’ brainstorms? How many creative solutions are you missing?
We all have times when we could use a pep talk. Pretending that we don’t is unproductive self-deception. Let’s stop pretending. Allow me to ask: How do You Go About Finding Encouragement?
Why Don’t People Like Mondays? In the working world, it’s one of these two reasons. Or both.
Leadership is about:
Looking at the status quo to determine what needs change.
Having the courage to commit to closing that gap.
Taking action to engage others in the cause.
Too Busy To Save Time?
Many of us are buying expensive phone upgrades without investing time to learn and appreciate some of their valuable features. I’m here to help you save both time and frustration and enhance your smart phone efficiency. It doesn’t take a genius.
As with Covey’s 8th Habit, I’ve discovered another “C” that is so essential to success that I’m compelled to publish this addendum.
I’ve been using a caricature to enhance my personal branding. Now that I’ve had years of fun with this, I’m wondering: “Is it too much of a fun thing?” Is it time to move on? I’d love if you could weigh in with your vote and/or comments.