To Swim With the Sharks, You Must be a Shark! In today’s business lagoon you must add new business consistently, not just when sales are down.
There are experts who will advise you that Marketing MUST calls the shots for a business. Then there are others that proclaim that Sales MUST call the shots and then there are those that claim Finance (Wall Street) MUST call the shots. The real question is who SHOULD call the shots?
You are your own enterprise, YOU Inc.
Will other people invest in YOU Inc? Everyday you ask customers or your employer to “buy YOU Inc”. The question you have to ask yourself is “Why should they buy YOU Inc, instead of investing in someone or something different that will provide a better rate of return. What growth can they expect from YOU Inc?
Why is it some businesses are successful and others fail? Why is it some companies become substantial enterprises while others never grow beyond a small business?
When it comes to empowerment leaders just have to do it! But in reality few leaders empower others or understand empowerment. So what is Empowerment? How does a leader know if they have empowered?
To often individuals have not given a lot of thought about where they want to go on their leadership journey. In other words they are just blowing in the wind hoping they will reach a destination they like.
Too often we delay taking action waiting for the perfect conditions, the right economic conditions or when we have favorable committee review, the bottom line is you have to take action and rarely are the conditions perfect. Be smart, do your homework and plan your initiative, but Don’t let perfect get in the way of progress.
Make time each day to study in one of these three areas. Grow spiritually, grow your career and grow your personal life. You will feel much better when you work on you, instead of letting the media do their work on you. Take control of your learning and you will take control of your life.
There is one person who is never invited, yet attends all important meetings; The Devil’s Advocate. Their self appointed job is to point out “crazy thinking”, to seed doubt and insure that progress is stopped. To understand the devil’ s advocate, it will help to know something about the devil. The Bible tells us the […]
You have a choice… you can work to make a career, work to make a living, work to make it through the day OR your can work to make a difference. It is inspiring to work with people that work to make a difference. Here is how you can make a difference and not just […]
Success Magazine recently sent me a nice gift, “Success – Defining Moments” which is a small book with good stories and quotes. One story in this book really stood out to me. Here is the story as published in this well done book. “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost […]
When you communicate, be yourself and people will buy into you and then buy into your agenda. Talk to people like they are people instead of corporate assets.
Strong leaders look beyond what they can see today and acquire the skills needed to lead beyond the horizon. They stay aware of new innovations and processes and lead their teams beyond where they are today.
Decisions can be hard to make. By not making a timely decision you do not make things better often things become worse when ignored. Customers are lost, critical windows of opportunity are missed and even businesses fail because a leader failed to make a decision at a critical time. Leaders must make decisions with the best information they have available to them.
Leaders must communicate their strategic direction frequently so people at all levels of the organization understand the mission and feel they are part of the team. In the absence of communication by the leader, team members will begin to take on the behavior and beliefs of the tribe
There is a long list of things that tend to restrain us and hold us back from realizing our Big Dreams. In reality We Are Restrained By Ourselves! To realize your Big Dreams you must have Unrestrained Passion
It is tempting to play it safe and sign up for ordinary goals. Be extraordinary, have big dreams and goals.
It is your choiceâ€¦ if choose to be extraordinary, unrestrained and bold then you have made the choice. To Achieve More and To Make A Difference. And to do this REQUIRES Extraordinary Commitment
As leaders too often we think we know better than our teams when straight forward feedback is provided. We hear them tell us, but we second guess and think surely we know better than they do. Leadership Arrogance is something all leaders must guard against.
Today’s business climate is tough to predict. Economic forecast seem to be no better than good guesses and specific market conditions can change overnight. In good business climates it is easy to be a good leader. However; difficult conditions really test our leadership skills and can leave us exhausted trying to keep the ship headed the right direction.
Be persistent and have a passion for continuing your learning and you will not be ignorant, you will be happy. Build a big bookcase, and you will build a big paycheck and a big life.â€
Proper pursuit of your Bodacious Dream requires self-examination, study, preparation, perseverance, and hard work. A Bodacious Dream is more than whim, it is something you have passion for and are willing pay the price of preparation to obtain.
Get serious about pursuing your bodacious dream, get off your â€œbut,â€ and do something. Be cautious of getting comfortable and resting on your big but, because your but will prevent you from pursuing your bodacious dreams. Buts come in many forms; here are a few that may look familiar to you: â€¢ I would pursue […]
Bodacious leaders embrace â€œThe Arnold Principleâ€ by defining the way things are done in the organization to deliver a quality product to the customer. Bodacious leaders do not focus on the cow; they focus on delivering the best steaks to the customer. Bodacious leaders encourage innovation though persistence and by gently moving their teams toward the horizon.
There is a better way to lead and that is to be a bodacious leader. A bodacious leader is dedicated to creating an extraordinary, unrestrained, and bold team. Bodacious leaders are great communicators; they instill confidence by being genuine and speaking in an honest, open manner and by never using political talk to side step […]
As you pursue your bodacious opportunities, you will need a mentor; someone capable of giving sound advice; an encourager, and a rescuer. Unfortunately, too many people give bad advice or fail to encourage when you make a mistake. A great mentor is a rare find. Here are the qualities a good mentor […]