Before You Check Out...

by blogadmin 8. June 2018 01:31

John Karle | Sales Edition | June 11

Do your feet hit the floor each morning without a plan? Do you begin your days reacting rather than proactively accomplishing a set plan?

Planning allows you to focus on the most important items for the day. Before you check out for the weekend (and daily), sit down and review what you have accomplished. 

You have a couple of choices:

1.  Congratulate yourself on your achievements

2.  Have a frank conversation with yourself as to why the week (or day) didn't go as you had hoped

Then, ask yourself what are the 5 most important items I need to accomplish? Next, prioritize each item for each day. For example, maybe on Monday, you were only able to work on one of the items. Take a moment to ask yourself:

1. Why are these things a priority?"

2. What will it take to complete the remaining items?

Repeat your planning each day before you check out, working only on the most important items. At the end of the week, look back. How'd you do?

Additional tips that keep you checked in:

1. Make a one-hour appointment with yourself to work on the number one priority for the day

2. Shut off your devices for one hour as it greatly increases your focus 

Personal Challenge:

Before you check out, CHECK IN!

All the Best,

John 

 

Are You Courageous Enough To Lead?

by blogadmin 1. June 2018 03:13

Rhoda Kreuzer | Leadership Edition | June 4, 2018

Many people think that leadership is easy. They look at the generous salary, they look at the comfortable office, they look at the flexible schedule and imagine that it'd be great to be in leadership. And, to be sure, it is indeed a privilege to be in a leadership role.

When you look closer, leadership is also a responsibility to serve others, to make tough decisions, and to take huge risks. Leadership requires courage and is not for the faint of heart. Courage allows us to do the right thing even when it would be tempting to take the easy way out. Courage causes us to persevere when the economy is weak.

Most importantly, however, true leaders also demonstrate courage in every day ways by:

(1) Displaying optimism by always pointing to a better future.

(2) Always believing the best about others.

(3) Striving for excellence in all they do.

(4) Overcoming obstacles in their path. 

True leaders choose to be courageous. They are not born that way, but they choose each day to chase their dream by acting on what they know to be right and serving others.

Personal Challenge: 

Today is your day! Leading is a privilege. Choose to be courageous! 

 

How Ideal Am I?

by blogadmin 16. May 2018 04:55

Rhoda Kreuzer | Leadership & Team Building | May 21, 2018

Everytime I hear the word "ideal", I tend to try and picture myself as the "ideal" mother, consultant, neighbor, or person. However, it doesn't take too long before I realize that "ideal" does not always match with reality.

When applied to being an Ideal Team Player or Leader, author Patrick Lencioni assigns three key attributes. Being Humble, Hungry, and Smart makes one ideal according to Lencioni.

Humble is defined as having an accurate self-view. Not thinking too highly of ourselves or lacking confidence in our abilities. Hungry is defined as want to make an impact, reaching goals, or striving to succeed. Smart is defined as our EQ - our awareness of how we impact others, of how others will react, of how to form strong relationships. Click HERE to learn how to spot ideal team players.

Challenge:

Each of these three characteristics is equally important to be an ideal team player or leader. So, which of these do you struggle with the most? How can you improve in that area to become a stronger team player or leader? Set a goal and  begin now to work towards the person everyone wants leading or on their team! 

All the best,

Rhoda 

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