Three Things Servant Leaders Do

Sep 27, 2020

 

“A company’s job isn’t to empower people; it’s to remind people that they walk in the door with power and to create the conditions for them to exercise it.”

– Patty McCord, Former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix 

 

This is the essence of Servant Leadership:  to bring people's gifts and potential to life.

What would be different if you were to see the individuals on your team as already powerful and get them to see it for themselves?

What would it look like for you to create the conditions for them to exercise their power? 

When you're able to do this you've become a True Servant Leader, your people will thank you because you will fundamentally change how they see themselves and their ability to do great work.

 


 

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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

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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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