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Being the Servant Leader While Avoiding the Compassion Trap

Sep 20, 2020
It’s common to hear leaders talk about empowering their people--as in “I’m trying to empower my people, but I just can’t get them to take ownership.”

Imagine. I’m your manager, and I walk over to you carrying a pen and tell you to take it.  You grab it, but I won’t let go.

I look back at you, frustrated, asking, “what is wrong with you?”  “Why can’t I get you to take my pen?”

How’s that going to work out for me and you?

When Empowering Others Gets Misplaced

Empowerment means delegating power to others.  It's interesting to think that people need permission to take ownership.

Patty McCord, former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix and author Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, tells us that people already have power and to not take it away.

“A company’s job isn’t to empower people,” she says. “It’s to remind people that they walk in the...

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Remarkable Leaders Role-Model These 3 Traits

Apr 02, 2020

What are the three strongest traits of all remarkable leaders?

As leaders, we're role-models. 

Who we are as leaders will determine the behaviors, attitudes, and culture on our team.

There is a laundry list of boxes to check to become a great leader.  Thousands of books have been written on this very topic.

It can be quite overwhelming and it's easy to get lost in everything we believe we "should" be...

That is why I've boiled it down to just three areas to cultivate and role-model with your team. 

When you become the role-model, you give your team permission to do the same...and this can become a game-changer.

 

 

In this video, we'll explore the three core traits all remarkable leaders demonstrate. 

  • How are you doing in these three areas?
  • In what ways might you role-model these more with your team?

 

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The X-Factor for High Performing Leadership

Mar 26, 2020

What is the X-Factor when it comes to you and your team's performance?

We all want to see greater results, especially when we know we are capable of so much more.  

With all the competing priorities and responsibilities it's understandable if you feel like you're only working at half your potential.

A divided focus can really us thin making it hard to show up with all our energy and focus.

In this video, I share with you the number one thing you can do to create the conditions for high-performance for yourself and your team. 

When you dial in this one thing you can expect to see greater productivity, improved performance, and greater results.

 

 

In this video, we'll explore a simple way you can create the conditions for peak performance creating greater results on your team.

You'll learn more about...

  • The X-Factor when it comes to you creating the conditions for high-performance
  • 3 practical things you can do to for greater results

 

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The Key That Unlocks Extraordinary Leadership

Mar 19, 2020

How do extraordinary leaders create massive results within their teams and organizations?

I'd often wonder, "how do they do it?"

There is one key shift that all great leaders make that fundamentally change how they lead and the results they create.

I remember a time when I felt inadequate as a leader.  This belief led me to overcompensate. 

Trying hard to fake it until I made it, my focus was on what others thought of me as a leader.

This only hurt my abilities to lead and influence my team.

In this video, I share a key lesson.  Figuring out this one thing can fundamentally change your perspective of leadership and your abilities to lead well. 

 

 

In this video, we'll explore the fundamental shift all extraordinary leaders make to tap their next level of influence and results within their team and organization.

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When You Feel Like Your Own Worst Enemy

Mar 05, 2020

 

I remember when I was my toughest critic, always falling short of my expectations.

I thought I was pushing myself to be better. But it never seemed to end.

I'd always find something else to be disappointed with.

This not only affected me, but it also affected my team. I became very judgmental of other's performance.

We'll just say the combination of the two had a tendency to create a tense and intimidating environment for those who worked with me.

At the time, it was understandable considering the pressure to get results.  

But as I've studied high-performance I'm learning there are simple things that we do that hold us back from our potential and therefore the potential of our team.

One simple thing that might be tripping you up is the Law of Dominant Thought.

 

 

In this video, we'll explore the power of our focus and what is known as the law of dominant thought.  Learn how to:

1. Visualize what you want instead of avoiding what...

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3 Things All Ineffective Leaders Have in Common

Feb 27, 2020

As a leader, wouldn't it be great if someone were to just tell you what NOT to do?

Naturally, this was a question I've always wondered...what am I doing that's getting in the way of me being effective as a leader?

I knew what I was "supposed" to do and be as a leader.

Yes, all leaders should serve their team.  John Maxwell says, "people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."

Like you, I've heard all the aphorisms around leadership.  But you know what?

I've never heard anyone talk about these three pitfalls that all ineffective leaders have in common.

Even strong leaders fall into these three human tendencies.  

The beautiful thing is that because these aren't talked about, you might not even be aware you're doing this. 

And that's what's so great because once you do become self-aware you can start to choose a different more effective approach. 

In this video, we'll discuss the three most common pitfalls...

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How to Stay Motivated When Things Get Hard

Feb 20, 2020

What are you supposed to do when you just don't feel like it anymore?

Have you lost the motivation you once had?  Maybe you've been pursuing a goal for years and are starting to feel some doubt.

You might even be questioning your ability.  Self-doubt begins to creep into your mind and it further demotivates you.

You're wondering to yourself, "should I even be pursuing this?" 

If this has ever been you, then you'll find this helpful to encourage yourself when adversity strikes.

 

Here are two simple practices you can do to stay motivated when things get hard.

 

 

In this video, I'll show you two practices to increase your motivation.

You'll learn ways to...

1. Strengthen your reasons to keep going

2. Weaken your reasons to quit

As you do, you'll clear a path for yourself to go after what you want most in life and create the results you desire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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How to Find Your Confidence, When You Need It Most

Feb 06, 2020

Have you ever felt like you're not as confident as you want to be?  

As you move forward into greater success, you're likely to experience this from time to time.  It's normal to feel unsure of your abilities to create the outcomes you went to.

This is especially true when you're pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone doing things for the first time or choosing to move in new directions with your life.

But, nonetheless, confidence IS important.  When you're not confident you are leaving so much potential on the table.

In this video, we'll explore what confidence is and how you can find it when you need it most.

 

How to Find Your Confidence, When You Need It Most

Transcript - February 6, 2020

 

So today let's talk about confidence. 

Confidence is everything. Because without confidence, we wouldn't pursue half the things we've pursued in life. 

Without confidence, we wouldn't have reached the level of success we have in our...

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How to Create an Ideal Week to Be a More Powerful Leader

Jan 30, 2020

 

How often do you feel you're running by the seat of your pants?  

There's never enough consistent time to do the creative thinking you know you should be doing.

You're busy and it's easy to let days and weeks go by and not feel any closer to your goals.

In today's video,  I show you how to sharpen your leadership presence, prioritize what matters, and manage your energy by creating a vision for your ideal week. 

With this practice, you can create the results you desire with less stress and more energy at the end of the day.

 

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