Leadership is ... The words that follow include one key word – Influence. They each may slightly change the exact sentence, however, influence will be there. John Maxwell Tony Robbins Robert Cialdini Are all in agreement in their speaking engagements, written materials, and teaching that - Leadership is influence – the influence of people. You may find it interesting to know that John Maxwell, Tony Robbins and Robert Cialdini are further in agreement in the fastest way to … [Read more...]
Three Ways To Plan For Next Year
There are a number of Wall Street firms and those similar who have embraced a way of doing business where each year a certain percentage of the ‘lowest’ performers in the organization are let go at the end of the year. It’s really not about saving money, as to find new people to hire and then to train them is an expensive operation. It’s more about a not at all subtle motivation for everyone else. It’s a way to stir the pot and bring in new people without adding to headcount. A great … [Read more...]
Three Steps To Lead Your Team Through Change
Generally people fear change. This is especially the case when they don’t understand the reasons for the change. The result is they resist the change. We all feel secure and safe in our routines. Sure we complain about them. We say it’s so boring. Yet we are comfortable in our daily routines. Okay, so you’re the one saying, “No, not me!” Really wise person – what did you have for breakfast and lunch yesterday? And the day before? What are you having for lunch today? I worked with … [Read more...]
How’s Your Attitude?
Leadership is influencing others, nothing more, nothing less. Now the question is if anyone may lead and anyone may influence others... wouldn’t we want to be a positive influence whenever we influence others? The easiest first step is for each of us is to show up each and every day with a warm and engaging attitude. An attitude that exudes positive energy and good vibes. This is not to say we each must become a cheerleader or a happy, happy, everything is wonderful all the time … [Read more...]
Everyone Needs A Breath Of Fresh Air
"Breath of Fresh Air" One of my fellow consultants in the speaking, coaching and training world, and quite successful at it I’ll add, was speaking with me about one of his business clients. Meaning not a one-on-one individual client – rather a company which pays him a monthly retainer to work with them and their business. The CEO of this company said, “You prevent us from breathing our own exhaust. You bring us…It’s Like A Breath Of Fresh Air.” Do you hear this – what the CEO was … [Read more...]
How Did You Feel The Very First Time?
What emotions come up when you experience something for the very first time? I remember the very first hurricane I went through onboard a merchant vessel, which was a bit top heavy at the time. The ship rocked from side to side all of a sudden and didn’t stop for hours. At one point, in the middle of a conversation it happened. Lunch went all over the place as yes, seasick for the first time ever! It was a doozy! Stop and think for a minute or two. What are some memories you have of first … [Read more...]