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What Are You Not Saying That Needs to Be Said?

Apr 18, 2021
 

In our attempt to not hurt others' feelings they never hear what needs to be heard.

If you've ever felt like you're walking on eggshells with a team member, your spouse, or anyone, then you know what I'm referring to.

...and most of us (if not all) have been here!

By you not saying what needs to be said, the other person never hears what needs to be heard. 

You never get your needs met and you go on tolerating more of what you don't want in your business, on your team, and most tragically your life!

What if you were to focus on getting your needs met, to saying more of what needs to be said?

What if "good enough" isn't good enough.

How could you communicate your truth to others effectively?

I say your truth because we each have a perspective. 

Whenever we communicate with someone our goal is to understand each other's perspective.

Once this happens the real conversation of solving issues and moving forward can occur.

So where are you holding...

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The #1 Ingredient to Effective Confrontation

Apr 09, 2021
 

I was pissed!

It still wasn't done!  We talked about it two weeks ago and I even checked in last week.  

I couldn't have been more clear and it still wasn't done-done.

It was kind of done but not really.

This wasn't the first time either, this has been happening for months!  Things just weren't finished the way I wanted them to be.

"How can I better support you?"

"What do you need from me?"

The response I'd hear, "nothing, I'm good, I'll get it done."

In his mind, IT WAS DONE... 

But it wasn't really done!

So, I'd be frustrated and finish it myself. 

"This isn't ok, I'm not putting up with this much longer!  I'm getting tired of having to finish his work!"

A friend asked me, "what if I were to ask HIM how things are going...?"

He'd say, "it's all good!" 

Shit!

That's when I realized, this was on me!  I wasn't expressing to him what I really expected.

How was I contributing to this difficult situation?

I wasn't being honest!

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3 Steps For Communicating What You Need, Without Being a Jerk

Apr 21, 2020

I'm must not be communicating effectively because they're not doing what I need them to do.

Sound familiar?

We desperately want to create certain behaviors and standards of execution within our teams.  

But yet, we're constantly feeling frustrated in the performance we see.  It's like the individuals on our team just don't understand...

How do I get them to understand?  

This is the question we ask next.  

Eventually, we start to think we're to blame for the communication.  So we spend more time thinking about how we can be more clear.

When it comes to communicating effectively, most people spend their efforts in the wrong areas.  Constant miscommunication comes from NOT following these three simple steps. 

 

 

In this video, I'll show you three simple steps that will improve your communication. 

By applying these three steps you can be more certain that you communicated in a way that others can...

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How to Create More Ownership, So You Can Stop Doing It All

Apr 16, 2020

How do I get my team to take more ownership?

It's normal to feel stuck as you try to build a team beneath you. You desire to grow your business or elevate your role in your career.

And you know that you'll need to start replacing yourself if you are to rise to new levels in your profession.

But people just don't seem to care as much as you do.  They don't take the initiative that you expect.

There's no ownership.

This is a common experience for many and these simple practices will create more ownership on your team. 

Imagine what would be possible for you if your team took more ownership. With this simple and pivotal practice, you might find you're closer than you think.

 

 

In this video, we'll explore a simple principle that will create more ownership on your team and three simple practices that can help you get there faster.

 

How to Create More Ownership, So You Can Stop Doing It All

Transcript - April 16, 2020

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3 Simple Areas to Improve Your Executive Presence

Feb 13, 2020

 

The number one question that I'm most often asked is "How do I grow as a leader and develop my executive presence?"

Executive presence, what does that even look like?

You know it when you see it, right?

The person is poised, intuitive, creative, focused, powerful, persuasive, and even charismatic.  They communicate with ease, they have clarity, and have a way of simplifying complexity.

It would make sense why you want to improve your executive presence.  But how?

So often we look to tactical training to develop what is intangible and even subjective. 

How do you develop something that feels so hard to grasp?

 

 

In this video, we discuss three simple areas to improve your executive presence.  

We'll answer questions like...

  • What does it really mean to be present?
  • What is it that might be preventing you from being a more powerful and influential leader? 
  • What do all great leaders have in common?

Also,  as...

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