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As leaders, we know that many activities are critical to the organization's success. Right now, I am identifying FOUR that we must intentionally improve. I believe we own the results; we may have selected someone on the team to execute—but ultimately, we own it. Those four include selecting qualified people, setting expectations, training them, and developing them. Below, I have selected some potential questions your people may be asking themselves and are looking for answers that only you can answer. Do I know what is expected of me? Is there 100% clarity on the what, where, when, how? Am I equipped with the tools and resources to do the job effectively? Who can I count on for direction and support [...]

By |2024-01-03T00:57:05+00:00January 3rd, 2024|Development, Leadership|0 Comments

L-B-W-A

When you are intentional about Making Today Your Masterpiece, you will make a positive impact on others. For most leaders, we tend to gravitate to those who have the greatest potential. You need to invest your time with those who will provide you with the best ROI. LBWA stands for Leadership By Walking Around. Each morning, when you rise, your daily calendar is filled with plenty of opportunities to impact others and make a difference. You have set meetings, one to one’s, decisions to make, problems to solve, deadlines to meet, and calls to make, some more important than others. I believe someone on your team, in your company or department, is waiting for You to Be Their Somebody Today. [...]

By |2023-12-20T02:32:41+00:00December 20th, 2023|Development, Leadership|0 Comments

The daily five.

In Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam, translator Edward Fitzgerald writes: “The moving finger writes; and, having writ moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The bottom line is yesterday is gone forever, and tomorrow is no guarantee. But today is yesterday’s tomorrow and it is all we have. In my recent book, Make Today Your Masterpiece, I share a concept John Maxwell uses. I have adopted the concept to measure my masterpiece for today. It is called The Daily Five. Here is how it works: identify five daily activities you are willing to commit to. I’m not referring to appointments, meetings or [...]

By |2023-12-12T20:56:55+00:00December 12th, 2023|Development|0 Comments

Who should get my time?

That is an excellent question for leaders. Your organization's size or responsibility will likely give you the answer. In most cases, you can’t give time equally. In simple terms, in my view, fair isn’t equal. As leaders, we must be jealous of how we use time and with whom. We must be careful not to treat time like we will never run out of it. It isn’t infinite. It is finite, and we are in control. You are likely familiar with the so-called 80/20 Rule—The Pareto Principle. An Italian economist developed the idea in the early 20th century. He observed a pattern that naturally occurred in nearly every aspect of life—from landowners to sales results. For example: 20% of a [...]

By |2023-11-28T18:48:07+00:00November 8th, 2023|Coaching, Development, Leadership|0 Comments

The main thing — is the main thing. 

We all have plenty of work to do, plenty of activities, appointments, projects, deadlines to meet, customers/clients to serve—the list goes on—you know what I’m talking about. At any given time of the week or the day, there is that One Thing that is the Main Thing. Whatever it is, you must be all in, present, focused and ready to execute. I assume every team member has their Main Thing. Perhaps many people reading this are conducting a huddle, a weekly or even daily brief meeting. The frequency is specific to your needs. When you schedule a huddle, please follow these ideas to make sure you deliver on the Main Thing. There is a designated time when the leaders meet. [...]

By |2023-11-14T14:49:21+00:00November 8th, 2023|Development, Leadership|0 Comments
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