Moving Forward, One Step At A Time

by blogadmin 26. August 2019 02:44

 

 
 Leadership In Action | Leadership Edition

Have you thought one or more of the statements below?

 

  •        The economy is just too bad to succeed.
  •        The competition has an unfair advantage.
  •        I can’t find good help.
  •        I’m not lucky like others.
  •        I just can’t get a break when competing with larger companies.

Do many of them sound familiar? It is easy to have this mindset when times are tough. We all experience difficulties from time to time. Those difficulties may be in our personal lives, they could be economic or in the community. Wherever difficulties present themselves the real question is, what will you do about the situation?

There are a few key steps to our response to be aware of if we want to be successful.  First, check your attitude.  It is almost impossible to succeed if your attitude is down in the dumps.  Sure, we have challenges, but the key is to realize that there are more blessings in our lives than those challenges. Focusing on the positives in our lives gives us the strength to better identify the steps to the solutions.

Second, remember that if you focus on the solution you can rise to success.  We cannot change the circumstances we face, but we can focus on how to overcome them.  It may be an unexpected resignation by a key employee, or the loss of a client.  These can create opportunities to improve, grow and reshape your business.

Third, reach out.  You are not the first person to have these issues and there are others with wisdom that could assist you in identifying key strategies to overcome challenges.  It always helps to know that others care and have survived a crisis. Reach out to others in your network to gain perspective and insight to address the challenges you are facing.

 

Become successful one step at a time! 
 
 

Two Heads Are Better Than One.

by blogadmin 26. June 2019 04:00

Rhoda Kreuzer | Leadership In Action | Team Building Edition

"None of us is as smart as all of us." ~Ken Blanchard

This old adage tells a truth that we would be wise to remember. The reality is if we have a purpose or mission that is important, it will take more than one person to accomplish it.

A leader cannot do it on their own, nor can any one team member accomplish it by themselves. Truly great things are accomplished through collaboration and openness to new ideas. It takes the sum knowledge and talents of everyone on the team.

Take your most complex issue. How long have you been struggling to solve that issue? Consider how much better it would be to tap into someone else's ideas or perspective.

Personal Challenge:

-Who do you need to ask for input and advice?

-Who can assist you in reaching great goals together? 

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?

 

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