During the early months of summer, one of my mentors made it a point to promote August as the month that sets the tone for your future. To say this sparked my interest is an understatement. At first I questioned the logic. How could the ‘dog days of summer’ hold this much significance? How could
There are so many debates, opinions, and perspectives thrown at you from every angle today. Reason being, the methods of communication have grown in both amount and access. At this point, the only thing you need to broadcast your perspective to the world is wifi and a mobile device. With this enhanced ability comes louder
Focus is the fire on the days you blaze through your to-do list and crush the day. Distraction is the bucket of water that dampens your flames of production. Use these two ways to develop focus and ignite your production. 1 – Track how many times you get distracted during the day. Take it a
Often times people associate great leaders with two main characteristics; vision and decision. While both are essential, there is an important and mighty force rarely discussed. Great leaders enroll in the powerful force of relationships with focused intention. They know no one succeeds alone, no millionaire is self-made, no superstar does it on their own.
How often do you say “I told you so” or “I knew it” or “That’s why I did or didn’t do XYZ”? At that moment is usually a feeling of deep satisfaction. Is that satisfaction worth it? At first glance, it may seem like an obvious yes. Take a step back a moment and think
Selection of an employee may be one of the most important things you can do for your business. This process is often treated like an afterthought missing the attention it deserves. Employers spend too much time managing employee problems stealing time from business development. Any hire that results in the termination of employment is a loss
There are many contradictions about what leadership is and the qualities needed to be an effective leader. From below looking up, leadership appears to be a form of dictatorship. One person presides over a larger group of people. That group must follow the directions of the leader or suffer the consequences. True, healthy leadership doesn’t align with
As an employer, there is an impulse to “save” a high performing employee who has decided to leave. It’s a survival response that comes with a feeling of abandonment and vulnerability. There are two things to keep in mind to preserve the dignity of the employee: 1st – The employee left long before they told
There is a tradition on how to best provide constructive criticism (aka the “sandwich” method). 1st – Compliment 2nd – Criticize 3rd – Compliment The intention is good, it’s the process that needs updating. Now more than ever, simplicity and directness are key. Use the following approach instead to reframe criticism and give valuable feedback.
The ability to get lost in comparing where we are versus where (or who) we should be is so easy. True, it is a natural tendency to do so and it has never been in our faces as much as it is now. Social media, digital media, regular print, billboards, TV, and movies. The combination