-Learn to refocus your fear into something useful. I was scared, nauseous and anxiety-ridden. Tomorrow I would give my first presentation in my college public speaking class.When I first signed up for the course, I considered it a convenient option to fulfill a communications requirement for my business administration degree. Looking back, I had no idea how public speaking would affect my life.I … Continue reading ANXIOUS ABOUT PUBLIC SPEAKING?
-How to lead change instead of forcing it.We can’t make anybody do what they don’t want to do. At least not for long. However, we can empower people to do what they already want to do. That is the art of leadership. Whether we lead others or lead ourselves to change, igniting desire is critical.A … Continue reading Turn No Into Yes!
-Try not to criticize, condemn or complain. (reprinted from Authentic Success newsletter) Outstanding leadership is about getting other people to want to do what you want them to do. Failed leadership is forcing people to do what you want, which only works temporarily and superficially. Eventually, people will reject being forced, coerced or manipulated. To lead others for … Continue reading How to Raise The Bar On Your People Skills
-Get clear on what aspects of a difficult situation bother you most. (reprint from Authentic Success newsletter) A simple definition of adversity is anything that is not the way we want it to be. Because we all have different desires for what makes a successful and happy life, adversity and resilience, look different for each one of … Continue reading Master Adversity Like A Pro
- Have confidence in your values.(reprinted from Authentic Success newsletter. You can subscribe here)There is a lot of anger to go around these days. Much of it stems from loss.This week's newsletter comes out on inauguration day in the United States. Many are troubled by the loss of civility in our politics. Others are upset … Continue reading Be Better, Not Bitter.
-Gain cooperation with authenticity and a positive vision The leadership stakes are high right now for business leaders. Besides your regular business activities, you must address the uncertainty over the pandemic and political, social and economic turmoil. Today, I want to talk to you about the difference between leading with influence and control. Influence is about creating … Continue reading Lead With Influence, Not Control
-Both compassion and competence are necessary to lead in 2021.Have you ever had one of those moments when you witness something so simple yet so attention-grabbing that it knocks you on the head and wakes you up? I had one of those moments recently. I was outside on my phone having a discussion with a … Continue reading How To Balance For Better Leadership
-Invest in the process of attaining your goals rather than committing to them. I am not sure how you feel about commitment. If you are like many people, commitment sounds good in theory but hard to practice for a significant length of time to make a difference. Commitment focuses on delayed gratification, sacrificing pleasure today for a better … Continue reading Ditch Commitment To Succeed
-4 fundamental principles that will help you have better relationships in your career and life.2020 upended a lot of things for us. Social distancing resulted in remote work, different work or no work, restricted travel, recreation and freedom. A bitter divide over politics has separated us ideologically. However, one thing has not changed. Relationships are … Continue reading How To Manage Relationships for Success
"The price of greatness is responsibility." - Winston Churchill With the new year around the corner, you may be thinking about how you want things to be different. At the same time, you might remember how, in the past, you started off the new year with the best intentions only to lose steam by February. Have … Continue reading How to take flight in 2021