Connecting with the Type A Treatment. 

You know that connection is a key to developing the relationship and, in turn, developing people. It all starts with the leader connecting. As leaders, we need to be very intentional when connecting with those we choose to lead. We need to remember they want to be seen. They want to be understood. They want to be valued. They want to be heard. After all, don't YOU? We can only do that when we are upfront and personal. That is where the impact will come from, not on the stage or in a meeting with others present. So here is the TYPE A treatment: Give them 100% ATTENTION. Be locked in on everything they say. Eliminate any potential distractions. Listen [...]

By |2024-01-09T15:27:21+00:00January 10th, 2024|Connecting|0 Comments

If you don’t understand me, how can you lead me? 

Communication, communication, communication. Or is it a lack of effective communication? I see and experience this often in my role as a business coach. The employer/leader says to me, “He is driving me crazy; he frustrates me to no end. I can’t seem to penetrate him and get him to understand what needs to be done." Well, my client is a hard-driving, bottom-line, results-oriented person. Therefore, when he speaks, he at times is like speaking in a foreign language. I have talked with his employee. He is a very mild-mannered, process-oriented person. And by the way, a good loyal employee. The bottom line, they are both equally frustrated. They both see the world differently. One is about results, and the other is [...]

By |2023-07-12T23:42:34+00:00July 12th, 2023|Coaching, Connecting, Development, Leadership, Listening|0 Comments

Time for a check-up. What are you projecting?

In a recent workshop I conducted last week, we discussed the importance of our belief in our people. I'd like to share with you some of the thoughts I shared with the group. For starters, your expectations, what you unconsciously think each of your people can produce and will produce, are powerful beliefs telepathically sent out to them. You see, what I know to be true is, you project these beliefs in your actions, attitudes, and behaviors. Unconsciously we say, "I expect you to perform at a high level and do a great job." Or we may project (not intentionally), "I really don't expect too much." Your every action supports your belief. For example, how you look at someone could send [...]

By |2023-07-04T18:09:45+00:00July 4th, 2023|Connecting, Leadership|0 Comments

Celebrate success.  Isn’t it true there is something that happens when you celebrate? It really doesn’t matter WHAT is celebrated; it is simply a joyful time recognizing something SPECIAL. As leaders, we should constantly be aware of an occasion to celebrate success and achievement. Celebrating doesn’t mean a trip to Vegas or Cabo San Lucas. Celebrating success is more of an attitude, a mindset, a philosophy. We create a culture where we notice and recognize, and celebrate victories. It can become our natural way of behavior. We celebrate little and big wins. Whether you lead a company, department, division or team, you build an achievement-based culture when you celebrate and recognize your people. You are creating an ongoing, self -perpetuating cycle [...]

By |2023-06-13T20:23:55+00:00June 13th, 2023|Connecting, Leadership|0 Comments

Not another meeting.

When you are in leadership, you are in plenty of meetings. In many instances, you are leading and facilitating the discussion. You can be confident that around the "watercooler," your people occasionally say," Oh no, not another meeting." Knowing that your team resents another meeting is not a good feeling as the leader. So, what can you do about making the meetings more productive? Here are some "meeting rules "I have found helpful that may help the team look forward to the meeting. It is up to you, the leader, to adhere to them. Have a specific goal for the meeting (be sure to communicate this) Have an agenda, and be sure to stick to it (careful of rabbit trails) [...]

By |2023-05-31T00:47:05+00:00May 31st, 2023|Connecting, Leadership|0 Comments
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