Leadership Quotes 2015

January – “The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.” ~ Kenneth H. Blanchard

February“Perspective can cause two people to look at the same thing and see two totally different things”~Gail Lynn Goodwin

March“In union there is strength.”~Aesop

April“Overcoming barriers to performance is how groups become teams.” ~Author Unknown

May“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”~ President John Quincy Adams

June“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” ~Henry Ford

July“Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” ~ Author Unknown

August“A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see and who sees before others see.” – Leroy Eimes

September“None of us is as smart as all of us.” ~Ken Blanchard

October“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” ~ Jack Welch

November“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” ~ Rosalynn Carter

December“When the best leader’s work is done, the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!’” ~ Lao Tsu

How Coaching can help Entrepreneurs with Holiday Stress

During the holidays entrepreneurs are running at lightning speed, just like the shoppers and big businesses who are trying to get the year closed out in the black. Entrepreneurs are looking to close the big deal, update their yearend financials, create the next year’s programs, offerings and products, finish what’s left on their to-do list, and…

How Coaching Helps with Holiday Stress

During the holidays leaders are running at lightning speed trying to get the year closed out and finishing all that is on the to-do list - close the big deal, update yearend financials, annual reviews, and plan for next year. WHEW! That’s a heavy load. Leaders get overwhelmed and either bury themselves in endless hours of…

Why Leaders Need Coaching Skills

I recently took a survey asking if leaders thought coaching skills would help them better engage with their teams.  100% of the participants said “yes”.  So what does that tell us?  It tells us that we think coaching skills will help engagement but where else do coaching skills help? I have found that the coaching skills I…

The Dreaded Annual Review – From the Employees side.

We are in the 4th quarter and annual reviews are fast approaching for many companies.  Are you ready to receive feedback? Some of you will experience a review something like this…”Well Bob, the company is doing well and the projects you have been on have given the profit we expected.  I know you want to move forward in…

Reflection of September 2013

September was filled with lots of movement, not only for me but many people in my sphere. The Denver Metro area of Colorado experienced the worst rain fall/ flooding it has in 100 years.  Many people lost their homes and some even lost their lives.  As always, our local community stepped up to support those…

Company Culture…What’s all the hubbub?

You can’t go anywhere in the business or corporate space without hearing the word “culture”.  Companies boast about their culture and/or employees complain about it.  In my opinion the word culture is far often used and overused without awareness, intention or thought. Corporate Culture:  A blend of the values, beliefs, taboos, symbols, rituals and myths…

Body Language Confidential by Traci Brown

Have you ever been talking with someone and the words coming out of their mouth doesn’t match the message you are receiving.  A great example of this is sarcasm. Sarcasm is one type of communication that sends a conflicting message but what about all the other types of conflicting messages?  The limp handshake, the furrowed…

When Does Being an Entertainer Work?

The Commander, Organizer, and the Relater are the first three types in the CORE Multidimensional Awareness Profile® that we have looked at so far.  What have you learned about yourself through this information?  What have you learned about your choice in  the traits you use or don’t use? Well, we have the last, but certainly not the…

When Is Your Relater Present?

We have been looking at the CORE Multidimensional Awareness Profile® and explored the Commander and Organizer.  So what did you find about these two types?  How often does your Commander (see previous blog on Commanders) drive you?  What about your Organizer (see previous blog on Organizer)? Now, let’s look at the “R”- Relater characteristics.  Relaters…