Check on your 4S’s

Hey Leaders, I have some good news and bad news. Well, not bad, but it could be eye-opening. We are approaching the end of the first quarter for those operating under a calendar year. That can be sad news for some. Like, wow, 25% of the year is gone. The good news, if that is your situation, you have 75% left to correct. Over the years, I have found a simple process to "check in" from time to time. This is an opportunity for you to put some eyes on four critical areas of your business plan. I call it the 4 S’s. They are: STRUCTURE: Do I have the right people in the right roles? Do I have too [...]

By |2023-03-22T12:05:54+00:00March 22nd, 2023|Coaching, Development, Leadership|0 Comments

How’s your commitment? 

Commitment is a strong word. It's a promise, a pledge, a responsibility. As leaders, we make commitments and ask and expect commitments from others. Well, we all know that we can't control the behavior of others. For the most part, we can control our behavior. So, the question is, "How is your commitment?" You have a vision for your company, your division, your department, and your team. Here are some challenging questions for you. Are you regularly sharing the vision? Do you place your people in the vision? Do they know their role in the vision? That's commitment. You have a mission. Do all your people know the mission? Do your people take ownership of the mission? Do you, as the [...]

By |2023-03-08T01:47:23+00:00March 8th, 2023|Coaching|0 Comments

It’s about your vision.

What I have learned to be true over the years is that our people want a better future. They expect their leader(s) to have an image of a better future and the ability to articulate the vision clearly. The process starts with you -- the leader. And the vision begins here with you. As President Harry Truman said, "The Buck Stops here." So here are some questions to ponder: What do you see for your company, division, or department 3-5 years down the road? You are building something; what does it look like? Is there absolute clarity in your mind? Do you have the resources or the ability to obtain them to create this better future? Once you have a [...]

By |2023-03-08T01:54:44+00:00March 1st, 2023|Coaching, Leadership|0 Comments

Your one thing.

As you know, your leadership has nothing to do with your title or position. Your leadership has everything to do with your ability to influence the behavior of another positively. Your commitment to lifelong learning and being intentional about growing and improving leadership skills will go a long way in your influence. So now I have some questions for you to take a look at. What is the "One Thing "you should STOP doing that may hinder your leadership? Think about this moment; it could be a mannerism(body language), a habit you must break, and sometimes your tone (my wife reminds me about this). Whatever it may be, stop. Another question is, what is the "One Thing" you should START [...]

By |2023-03-08T01:53:23+00:00February 22nd, 2023|Coaching, Leadership|0 Comments

The other side of leadership.

What is it like to be __________? Ok, I will finish the question, "what is it like to be on the other side of you"? As leaders, from time to time, we should ask ourselves, "how are my people experiencing me?" Whether we are conscious about this or not, they are having an experience when they interact with you. As you know, when you signed up for leadership, your every word, every action or inaction is noticed and experienced. As a leader, you have the title, the position, the authority, and the responsibility; therefore, you must lead. However, I believe that doesn't give us permission always to go first. Our people want to be valued and heard. Let's make the experience [...]

By |2023-03-08T01:51:30+00:00February 7th, 2023|Coaching, Connecting, Leadership|0 Comments
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