Hmmm...Too Busy Working To Make Your Business Successful?

by blogadmin 24. April 2018 01:42

Rhoda Kreuzer | Leadership Edition

Effective leadership is more than getting things done and doing things right. It is also about focusing on the right priorities. Leaders agree that there is tremendous urgency to complete projects and see results as quickly as possible. While this sounds like a good thing, the "busyness" of being good often keeps us from the great. Neuroscience research video demonstrates how strategic leaders use their brain differently than busy leaders.

Greatness takes time to think about how one paradigm or unrelated concepts might intersect with your business world. Consider how one small change can profoundly impact your business model. Spending 30 minutes per week in strategic thought and planning makes a significant difference in the growth you will experience in business and leadership.

Strong leaders and sucessful businesses possess the courage and the discipline to set aside weekly time to view their business through many lenses, putting purpose and mission at the center. They are open to new approaches and value their others' input.

Strong leaders prioritize relationships with others who are open, inspiring, and challenging. They build alliances with other strong leaders to foster growth. These cohesive relationships are essential to business success and building leadership skills now and in the future.

How will you spend your day? Where can you schedule 30 minutes in your work week to strategize? I challenge you to set and send yourself a weekly calendar invite. Creativity, fulfillment, and joy will also come along with the business success!

 

Why We Love Goals (You Should, too!)

by blogadmin 8. March 2018 02:34

Sales Edition | John Karle

A professional salesperson has established goals that stretch a person! Goals are developed planning and execution.

If you focus on the details each day and work on your plan, you will avoid panic. If you look through the lens of your goals, you should see yourself as a salesperson achieving your goals - personally and professionally with a well-laid out plan for each week, day, and month. This is accomplished by writing your goals down and holding yourself accountable by reviewing your goals regularly.

Application:

A young man I was working with wanted to take his family to Florida for spring break. He did not know how he could afford such a trip. At the beginning of the year, he wrote down his personal goal along with this professional goals for growth - a plan for monthly sales production. He reached his goal early by hard work and holding himself accountable. The trip was a wonderful reward for his tenacity.

Challenge:

Start today by writing down your GOALS and working on them DAILY. 

 

 

How Leadership Can Boost Profits

by blogadmin 2. March 2018 05:51

Did you begin the year with lots of energy and enthusiasm? This year will be a different year and we are sure that the issues we struggled with last year will disappear. How will this happen? Most leaders are not sure, but they  hope that somehow this year will be different and better. That their team will magically become engaged and find ways to exceed their efforts from last year.

It does not take long for these hopeful thoughts to disappear as the reality of new struggles and challenges appear. How do you change this paradigm of wishing for something different and better? Begin by being a strong leader that is transformational and infuse your work with purpose.

Too many leaders think this sounds like fluff. Something that sounds good on paper, but has little to do with creating growth. In one of his earlier books, Marcus Buckingham describes the results of a 25-year study about what would statistically predict the health, vitality, and profitability of a company. Approximately 50% of the criteria used in this process stems directly from the relationship that leaders have with subordinates. It proves the correlation between being an effective leader and profitability.

Application:  Begin by prioritzing time with your team. Spend time listening and communicating with your heart. Stay positive and talk about what is driving you and the company forward. As people hear this theme repeated, they will begin to respond with renewed energy and commitment.

Challenge:  Change your workplace from ordinary to extraordinary starting today! 

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