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! 

Year In Review: 3 Powerful Questions To Ask Yourself

by blogadmin 14. December 2017 04:20

 

 

Each year is a journey of steps, and each step we take holds its own capacity to teach us something, to open our eyes, and to wake us up so we can show up with more purpose and presence. As the year comes to a close, it's good to review and reflect. In her video blog, Marie Forlio suggests 3 powerful, but simple questions to ask yourself:

(1) What's one thing you did that you're proud of?

"Your life is a journey. Own every step you take." ~Rae Smith 

(2) What's one mistake you made and the lesson you learned?

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."  ~Albert Einstein

(3) What's one story or circumstance you're willing to let go of before the New Year?

"You will find it necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. 

So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weight to my ankles." ~C. Joybell C. 

Personal Challenge: 

Before you set a New Year's resolution or list new goals, take the time to reflect on the last 12 months. And...have a Happy New Year!

How Approachable Are You? | Rhoda Kreuzer

by blogadmin 1. December 2017 04:43

At times, we can all come across with an aloof attitude or seem put out. We all have our moments, but some dwell in Sourville. Your ability to connect with people and stay connected is directly determined on how approachable you are. Colleagues and customers will marginalize you if you lack approachability. Family and friends may even disconnect from you if they cannot gain your attention, if you always seem moody, appear constantly busy, or put yourself on a pedastal. If people cannot trust the consistency of your attitude and moods, they simply will not trust you. They will stop approaching you and communications shut down. No communications means no team work.

Take a SHORT QUIZ from Mindtools.com to get an idea of just how approachable you are. Score yourself and then think about the suggested strategies for becoming more approachable in 4 different areas: Look Available, Listening Skills, Verbal Communication, and Body Language. Focus most on where your score is low.

Personal Challenge:

-What simple change to the way your manage will make the most impact? 

 

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