How Perspective Changes Everything

by blogadmin 26. June 2019 00:53

Rhoda Kreuzer | Leadership In Action | Leadership Edition

"Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it." ~Charles Swindoll

Recently, a friend who was having some health challenges shared that he was in the doctor's office feeling blue. He was sitting in the waiting room when a young person walked by with an artificial leg. Soon after, a younger mother walking by with a very sick infant. Suddenly, his ailments seemed minor.

We all have days when challenges seem overwhelming. No one is making light of the issues we often face. However, the reality is that how I react to them will change the outcome. We can improve or worsen the results based on our attitude and the lens in which we view the circumstances.

If I view the challenges as opportunities to learn, to pull together with my team, and to stretch in new ways, the obstacles become easier to overcome. If I stay focused on feelings of frustration, the circumstances will surely become more daunting.

Personal Challenge:

-How will you view your challenges?

-How will you encourage others to rise above their frustrations?

 

Do You Shut Down Feedback To Avoid Criticism?

by blogadmin 24. June 2019 03:33

Leadership In Action | Leadership Edition | June 24, 2019

"There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing." ~Aristotle

For most of us, we hate criticism. We work hard to do a great job and when someone criticizes us, we take it personally. This can often lead us to believe the other person does not like us or does not understand that our way is correct.

This is certainly true of many leaders who receive feedback from their staff, clients, or community members. Many leaders try to shut down the feedback to avoid any criticism. However, as leaders we must hear and listen to those who provide feedback which may be critical in nature. You do not need to agree to everything they say, but you do need to remain open as their input may be invaluable to your overall success. 

Personal Challenge:

Who do you need to listen to in order to gain insight? When someone disagrees with you, how can you stay open and remain positive to feedback?

All The Best,

Rhoda 

Integrity. Are You In Alignment?

by blogadmin 18. June 2019 01:37

Leadership In Action | Sales Edition | June 18, 2019

 

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say,and what you do are harmony." ~Mahatma Ghandi

If you have ever gone to the chiropractor with back pain, you know the relief that comes from having them adjust your spine, so you are in alignment. All the pinched nerves and your vertebrae are in place. Ah, releif!

The same is true when we align what we think, say, and do. When are lives are in alignment, we do not need to worry about remembering what we said to different people. We have integrit in our lives that allows us to relax and for others to build trust with us.

Trust is the foundation of leadership and sales. If people can predict what we will do, and if they understand who we truly are - they will be drawn to working with us.

Personal Challenge:

Are you in alignment? In what ways can you strengthen your integrity to create stronger trust with those around you?

All The Best, 

John Karle 

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