A mature leader says “no”.

img_0300A new leader might think, “It would be great if I could give my team everything they desire.” Higher compensation, benefits, resources, information, the list goes on. But a mature leader understands, not only is that impossible, it could be detrimental. Continue reading for 5 reasons why saying “no”, when required, is important.

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You gotta listen…

img_0284High performance teams require strong leaders, capable of influencing experts towards a specific goal. Leading a group toward any vision requires an understanding of people. This understanding only comes by listening well.

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Affecting Mindset

IMG_0465Everyone has an internal mindset.  Some people are positive and some are negative. Some live from a position of fear, while others exist in a state of constant power.  A question leaders often ask is, “How do I transform a person or group’s mindset, into one that can be beneficial to the desired result?  In other words, how do I motivate and influence others toward an expected end?

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America got soft after the 80’s.

IMG_0589The United States has become soft.  We have issues telling the truth because we’re afraid we’ll hurt people’s feelings.  We have a tendency to sugarcoat the things, because we feel the truth will crush someone’s spirit.  We are relegated to telling off-color, awkward jokes, which leaves others wondering if we’re serious or not.  This is almost always followed by the line “I was just playing”.  Yeah right…

We also diminish the attainment of goals, by giving everyone a trophy, instead of just saying “you lost”.  These facts are well documented, but I want to know, why?  What the heck happened?  I know one thing, it sure didn’t start in the 80’s.

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Haters vs. Leaders – Part 4 – Maintain the momentum

IMG_0583Real simple today… Haters are gonna hate and leaders are gonna lead. Some people can’t stand to see you do well. They’ll support you all the way until you get to a certain point, then as soon as it’s clear that your vision surpasses their’s, they switch up on you. Going from supporter to heckler. This series offers what leaders can do to deal with this situation.  Today is our final installation, maintaining the momentum.

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