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Posts Tagged With ‘ Managing Your Team ’

 
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
Cultivating Harmony: Growing vs. Building Company Culture
March 11th, 2024
Cultivating Harmony: Growing Vs. Building Company Culture &Raquo; Growing Vs. Building Company Culture 650X366 1

Company culture. It’s a buzzword thrown around in boardrooms and plastered across job postings. But what exactly is it, and how do you achieve it? There seems to be a common misconception: culture is something you build, a foundation laid from scratch. But a thriving company culture is more akin to a garden – something nurtured and encouraged to grow organically. This post dives into the difference between building and growing a company culture, exploring the benefits of the latter and offering tips for cultivating a positive and thriving work environment. Building vs. Growing: A Tale of Two... Continue Reading

March 11th, 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
Ditch the Emerald City: Why True Leaders Step Out From the Curtain
February 14th, 2024

The Wizard of Oz may have been pulling levers and projecting smoke and mirrors, but that wouldn’t make him a very effective leader. In today’s dynamic world, the “man behind the curtain” approach simply doesn’t work. True leaders understand that inspiration stems from visibility, trust from approachability, and connection from relatability. Just like Dorothy needed to see the Wizard face-to-face to gain courage, your team needs to experience you as a real, accessible human to truly follow and be motivated. So, how do you shed the illusion and step out from the shadows? Here are 5 ways... Continue Reading

February 14th, 2024
The Tyranny of Perfection: Why Striving for 100% Can Cost You More Than It’s Worth
February 3rd, 2024
The Tyranny Of Perfection: Why Striving For 100% Can Cost You More Than It’s Worth &Raquo; The Tyranny Of Perfection 650X366 1

In a world obsessed with hustle culture and #winning, the pressure to achieve perfection is omnipresent. We push ourselves to the limit, fueled by the belief that anything less than perfect is failure. But what if this relentless pursuit of flawlessness is actually holding us back? What if, in our quest for the unattainable 100%, we’re sacrificing the perfectly good 80% that could be more than enough? Consider the Cost The truth is, striving for perfection comes at a steep price. It leads to: Burnout and exhaustion: The constant pressure to be perfect takes a toll on our mental and physical... Continue Reading

February 3rd, 2024
Building Your Dual Identity: Strategies for Blending Personal Brand and Leadership in Business
January 20th, 2024
Building Your Dual Identity: Strategies For Blending Personal Brand And Leadership In Business &Raquo; Building Your Dual Identity 650X366 1

In today’s competitive landscape, effective leadership isn’t just about driving results; it’s about building trust, inspiring vision, and establishing yourself as a recognized authority. This is where the concept of personal branding for leaders comes into play. It’s about crafting a unique and authentic image that resonates with your audience, both within and outside your organization. But for business owners and managers, the challenge lies in blending this personal brand with the leadership persona your role demands. So, how do you navigate this dual identity and leverage it for optimum... Continue Reading

January 20th, 2024
12 Critical Questions to Ignite Your Team in the New Year: Go Beyond Goals, Embrace Ownership
January 13th, 2024
12 Critical Questions To Ignite Your Team In The New Year: Go Beyond Goals, Embrace Ownership &Raquo; 12 Critical Questions To Ignite Your Team 650X366 1

The new year stretches before us, a blank canvas full of possibilities. As a business owner, you’re likely brimming with plans and goals, but are you tapping into the full potential of your team? Setting objectives is crucial, but it’s only the first brushstroke. To unleash the masterpiece, we need to delve deeper, fostering personal commitment and unwavering loyalty to the company’s vision, mission, and values. This e-book delves into 12 critical questions designed to ignite individual ownership and propel your team to new heights. These questions are not mere checkboxes; they’re conversation... Continue Reading

January 13th, 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
Leading the Charge: Action vs. Reaction in Leadership Directives
January 4th, 2024
Leading The Charge: Action Vs. Reaction In Leadership Directives &Raquo; Action Vs Reaction 1 650X366 1

When it comes to being a great Leader, power of words can tip the scales between proactive dynamism and knee-jerk reactivity. A leader’s directives, those crucial pronouncements that guide and motivate, hold the potential to ignite transformative action or trigger a defensive scramble. Understanding the difference between these two outcomes is fundamental to fostering a team that thrives on initiative and ownership. Action-oriented directives are like lighthouses in a fog, illuminating the path forward and empowering immediate movement. They are characterized by: Clarity and focus: Precise... Continue Reading

January 4th, 2024