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?

 

Team Over Talent Wins

by blogadmin 25. June 2019 03:00

Rhoda Kreuzer | Leadership In Action | Team Building Edition

"The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven." ~Knute Rockney

We can accomplish a lot on our own. We can reach goals and create solutions to problems. However, the best work, the greatest achievements are always a team effort. It is the multiplication of efforts and the joining of skills and experiences that will produce the best results.

In fact, the most successful people, teams, and organizations recognize that while someone may be talented, the greatest value comes when they are working in tandem with others. It is then that the ability of each person on the team is elevated and talented players can excel.

Personal Challenge:

-Who do you overlook to be on your team? Why would that be?

-When it comes to putting your team together, how much thought do you put into it? 

-What steps can you take to be more inclusive and appreciative of the differing talents, skills, and styles of those in your organization? 

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 

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