How Do YOU Lead?

by blogadmin 4. February 2019 06:07

LEADERSHIP IN ACTION | LEADERSHIP EDITION | FEBRUARY 4, 2019

"Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another." ~John Maxwell

Leaders define success much differently than others within their respective organization. Some may define success as getting their reports done on time, staying within the budget, and meeting deadlines. These tasks are good accomplishments, but they do not meet the test for the INFLUENCE of leaders that spurs success. 

Strong leaders define success as creating influence around things that are important. They strive to change laws or environments, create  opportunities, and to change the power structure to benefit others. They seek to influence not as a benefit to themselves, but rather to assist those they serve. Their measure of success is all about how much they have influenced others for their good. A great calling for those who are not caught up in the trappings of artificial success. 

Personal Challenge:

Which team member do you know the least? When is the last time you took a moment to share your knowledge and expertise? In what new ways can you inspire others?

All The Best,

Rhoda 

Value Driven Teamwork

by blogadmin 14. January 2019 05:02

TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP WEEKLY | TEAM BUILDING EDITION

This quote is a great reminder of what distinguishes great teams:

"The only thing we have is one another. The only competitive advantage we have is the culture and values of the company. Anyone can open up a coffee shop. We have no technology, we have no patent. All we have is the relationship around values of the company and what we bring the customer every day. And we all have to own it." 

~Howard Schultz, Chairman, President, & CEO, Starbucks

Consider the following, if this were true about your team,

-would the values of your company cause you to excel?

-would your culture rise above the rest?

-does everyone on your team own it?

If so, you have a great team. If not, perhaps it's time to consider how you can engage the entire team into your values and culure.

All the Best, 

Rhoda 

Black Clouds With Silver Linings!

by blogadmin 2. January 2019 04:05

 

Rhoda Kreuzer| Leadership Edition | January 2, 2019

If you ask people how they learn, many would say by reading, studying for an exam, or going to workshops. These are traditional ways in which education and learning take place. However, while these tools are good, they provide us with knowledge, but not wisdom.

Knowledge is that process of learning information that could be useful to you. It contains facts, statistics, and maybe ideas. However, wisdom is built out of life experiences. Experiences force us to apply what we know to problems, task, and goals. Wisdom is often more difficult to obtain and is born out of the challenges we face.

Challenges cause us to ask questions, learn new tools, rediscover existing knowledge, and then apply that knowledge to successfully create new solutions. Few people love to think about difficulties they face, but in fact we should be thankful for those challenges. No, I'm not suggesting that you are thankful for the difficult things that happen to you. Rather, I'm suggesting that life's challenges are black clouds with silver linings. It is in times of challenge that we're focused to stretch beyond our comfort zone, to search for new answers, and to create new ideas.

What challenges have you avoided because they are uncomfortable? Embracing a challenge while anticipating growth will change your attitude and cause you to watch for the silver linings along the way!  

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