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What Is Professional Presence and How Can I Achieve It?
April 13th, 2024
What Is Professional Presence And How Can I Achieve It? &Raquo; Executive Presence 650X341 1

What Exactly Is Presence? Presence is letting the most powerful version of yourself shine through. I like to cite the renowned leadership expert Sylvia Ann Hewlett, who defines “presence” as a combination of gravitas, communication, and appearance. Together, these elements form an impression of trustworthiness, competence, and authenticity. Gravitas is signaling that you have the confidence and credibility to get your point across and create buy-in. In a study of almost 300 senior executives, Hewlett found that 67 percent believe that gravitas is what matters most in leadership. Communication... Continue Reading

April 13th, 2024
How Does Personality Impact Your Leadership?
March 1st, 2024
How Does Personality Impact Your Leadership? &Raquo; Executive Coaching

People talk about charismatic leaders having “big” personalities. Powerful leaders are often known as “Type A” personalities. We know about introverts and extroverts. But how does personality really impact your effectiveness as a manager or owner of a business? If we take away celebrity status from high paid CEOs and public figures, what else does personality have to do with how you run a business? For starters, I will argue LOTS! Anyone choosing to start a business or get promoted into management must face the challenge of influencing the people around them. Before you open your mouth... Continue Reading

March 1st, 2024
Maximizing Your Return on Invested TIME
February 28th, 2024

Many years ago, a business coach and mentor I knew named Gerry Fusco introduced me to a phrase he invented. Return on invested time (ROIT). As business owners and leaders, we know about ROI, ROE, EBITDA, SDE, etc. But have you ever spent any waking hours measuring ROIT? We make plans, build budgets, measure KPIs, and do many other quantitative things to assess business performance yet we seldom ask about the time we spend and the return on THAT! However, time is the one thing that can be the most valuable commodity you manage. Or does time manage you? There are so many related questions to ask... Continue Reading

February 28th, 2024
The Humble Showoff: Mastering the Art of Leading with Knowledge (Without Being a Jerk)
January 30th, 2024
The Humble Showoff: Mastering The Art Of Leading With Knowledge (Without Being A Jerk) &Raquo; The Humble Showoff 650X366 1

In the grand theatre of leadership, there’s a delicate dance playing out on the main stage: the display of expertise. On one hand, we have the confident captains, radiating knowledge like beacons, guiding their teams through uncharted waters. On the other, lurk the know-it-alls, tripping over their own pronouncements, leaving trails of deflated egos and resentful whispers in their wake. The key, then, lies not in shunning expertise, but in mastering a crucial art form: leading with humility. Humility in leadership isn’t about shrinking your brilliance or dimming your light. It’s about harnessing... Continue Reading

January 30th, 2024
Facing the Dragons: Why Leadership Starts with Confrontation, Not Control
January 10th, 2024
Facing The Dragons: Why Leadership Starts With Confrontation, Not Control &Raquo; Facing The Dragons 650X366 1

We, the captains of our professional and community ships, spend our days steering, navigating, and occasionally throwing out life preservers. We’re problem solvers, decision-makers, and cheerleaders, fueled by the noble ambition to make things better. But in the pursuit of progress, one crucial truth can get swallowed by the waves: you can’t fix what you won’t face. It’s tempting, isn’t it? To tiptoe around the storm clouds, hoping they’ll dissipate on their own. To smooth over cracks in the hull with a fresh coat of paint, ignoring the ominous groans from below. We fear the chaos,... Continue Reading

January 10th, 2024
Stepping Up, Stepping Out: Trust vs. Belief in Leadership
January 3rd, 2024
Stepping Up, Stepping Out: Trust Vs. Belief In Leadership &Raquo; Trust 650X366 1

Let’s face it, folks. Leading a team isn’t about holding all the answers; it’s about knowing who does. And that, my friends, takes an intricate dance between two key players: trust and belief. They might sound like two sides of the same coin, but their roles in your leadership tango are distinctly different. Trust is the bedrock. It’s the unwavering confidence in someone’s reliability, honesty, and competence. It’s handing over a critical task without flinching, knowing they’ll deliver. Trust is earned, not granted. It takes time, proof, and a good dose of vulnerability. Remember... Continue Reading

January 3rd, 2024
From Spark to Flame: Keeping Your Business Hot While It Scales
December 28th, 2023
From Spark To Flame: Keeping Your Business Hot While It Scales &Raquo; Keeping Your Business Hot While It

Overcoming Challenges as Your Business Scales As any entrepreneur knows, building momentum is exhilarating! But riding that wave of success isn’t without its challenges. Here are some of the biggest hurdles you might face and how to navigate them: 1. Scaling Without Sacrificing Quality: Stumbling block: Expanding too quickly can lead to operational inefficiencies, product/service inconsistencies, and compromised customer experience. Maximize opportunity: Implement robust systems and processes to manage growth. Invest in training and talent development to maintain quality standards. Prioritize... Continue Reading

December 28th, 2023
Making Things Bigger Than They Really Are
December 18th, 2023
Making Things Bigger Than They Really Are &Raquo; Chicken Little 03 Facebook Cover Timeline Banner For Fb

<img width="650" height="240" src="https://i0.wp.com/dougthorpe.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/chicken-little-03-facebook-cover-timeline-banner-for-fb.jpg?fit=650%2C240&ssl=1" class="attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="Chicken Little courtesy Disney Corp" style="margin-bottom: 10px" data-attachment-id="3432" data-permalink="https://dougthorpe.com/making-things-bigger-than-they-really-are/chicken-little-03-facebook-cover-timeline-banner-for-fb/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/dougthorpe.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/chicken-little-03-facebook-cover-timeline-banner-for-fb.jpg?fit=850%2C314&ssl=1"... Continue Reading

December 18th, 2023
Leadership Playlist Built by Experience
December 16th, 2023
Leadership Playlist Built By Experience &Raquo; 65350454 S

<img width="450" height="300" src="https://i0.wp.com/dougthorpe.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/65350454_s.jpg?fit=450%2C300&ssl=1" class="attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="Great Play List" style="margin-bottom: 10px" data-attachment-id="3463" data-permalink="https://dougthorpe.com/leadership-playlist-tapestry/65350454_s/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/dougthorpe.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/65350454_s.jpg?fit=450%2C300&ssl=1" data-orig-size="450,300" data-comments-opened="1"... Continue Reading

December 16th, 2023
Volume vs. Value: The Constant Balancing Act We Face in Our Work
December 13th, 2023
Volume Vs. Value: The Constant Balancing Act We Face In Our Work &Raquo; Value Vs Volume

In the fast-paced, results-driven world we live in, it’s easy to fall into the trap of prioritizing quantity over quality. We get caught up in the churn of generating outputs, ticking tasks off our lists, and chasing deadlines, often losing sight of the true value we’re creating in the process. This struggle between volume and value is a constant balancing act we face in our work, and it’s crucial to find a healthy equilibrium between the two. The Lure of Volume Let’s face it, there’s a certain satisfaction in seeing a long list of completed tasks or a high number of outputs generated.... Continue Reading

December 13th, 2023