Take Time to Express Your Intentions (10/2/2017) Posted in: Authenticity, Awareness, Communication, Executive Leadership, Influence, Leadership, Learning, Recognition, Vision - In any situation, where there’s a vacuum of information, people will make it up. This is especially true of leaders in organizations. People constantly interpret the motives of everything the leader says and does. So it’s best to express your intention, so no one wastes time trying to figure it out or make it up. […]
Successful Leaders Reinforce the Vision (9/29/2017) Posted in: Awareness, Communication, Executive Leadership, Focus, Leadership, Prioritization, Vision - To keep your team moving in the right direction, you need to reinforce the vision. That doesn’t mean you have to recite it like a parrot; it means getting your team engaged and keeping them engaged. Talk about possibilities in the context of your vision. Celebrate accomplishments in the context of your vision. Have fun […]
Executive Leaders Learn to Expand Their Perspective (9/26/2017) Posted in: Awareness, Change, Communication, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Learning, Prioritization, Problem Solving, Vision - Some think you either focus on the vision or you focus on the practical, and that’s just how the world is. But great leaders know they must be able to see both the long-term vision and the next step, and you can learn how to do it. As a leader, your job is to […]
Why Executive Leaders Set Clear Objectives (9/14/2017) Posted in: Accountability, Awareness, Communication, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Recognition, Teambuilding, Vision - Clarity is an important factor to the success of a leader, a team and an organization. If people aren’t clear about their role and what they’re supposed to be doing every day, they will swirl and become less and less effective. To progress toward your vision, you need a clear roadmap and that includes objectives. […]
Setting Priorities is Key to Leadership Success (9/12/2017) Posted in: Awareness, Business Performance, Executive Leadership, Focus, Leadership, Organizational Structure, Planning, Prioritization, Time Management, Vision - Distractions can tempt us every day. Other people have their own agendas for our time and attention. We might have the best intentions of working on our priorities, but other things get in the way. We may even become so ambitious that we create a long list of priorities, which means we don’t really have […]
How Well Do You Know Yourself? (9/1/2017) Posted in: Accountability, Authenticity, Awareness, Communication, Focus, Leadership, Vision - Great leaders understand who they are and where they stand. They also know that they don’t know everything. You may think you already know yourself. But real knowing is understanding that we don’t know everything. Think about the leaders you admire who have achieved great things and made a difference in some way. To step […]
Set Clear Expectations for Best Results (8/30/2017) Posted in: Accountability, Authenticity, Awareness, Business Performance, Communication, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Recognition, Teambuilding, Vision - While clear communication is important in everything you do as a leader, one aspect that deserves special attention is setting expectations. It’s an area many executives take for granted when they assume people understand what’s expected or when they think they don’t need to explicitly communicate expectations. Your role as a leader is to set […]
Executive Leaders Serve Others (8/11/2017) Posted in: Awareness, Executive Leadership, Vision - If you want to increase your organization’s performance, add value. This means first seeking to serve others.
Start Creating Your Personal Vision (8/8/2017) Posted in: Awareness, Executive Leadership, Focus, Leadership, Vision - Before creating a vision for your organization, it’s important to have a personal vision. By having a clear picture of where you want to go personally, you can connect it to the vision for the organization.
Picture Your Vision (8/3/2017) Posted in: Authenticity, Awareness, Executive Leadership, Focus, Leadership, Planning, Vision - To really make your organization's vision come to life, create the whole picture for yourself and for your team. Start with your own personal vision and see how it’s fulfilled in the organization’s vision.