There will be a time in your life when you need to say something to someone. From your perspective, it’s the truth. Sometimes the truth can be ugly and hurtful, but it still needs to be said. Unfortunately, there are times when people won’t care about what you have to say. What should you do?
When looking to instill confidence in others, you first need to have it yourself. But where do we get it?
It’s necessary to provide feedback to everyone on your team. This team includes; your manager, colleagues on your level and direct reports. This feedback can be good or bad, but it’s a non-negotiable activity for high performing teams. By creating the proper environment, the hope is, someone will give you feedback as well. Being a leader means you must hear this feedback and apply it, if necessary. Continue reading for thoughts on creating an environment where true feedback is received.
You’ve all been there… At the end of your rope with no hope. Delaying what you feel is inevitable, with futile attempts to stay relevant to your goal. As you hang in the balance and your mind shifts towards giving up, to save yourself the embarrassment of failure, there’s one more thing you should try…
Being a winner is such an “on purpose” thing. It’s a habit and a mindset. Winning takes practice, persistence, faith and focus. It’s not going to happen by accident. There are many people out here working very hard to ensure you don’t have accidental success.
That’s why things worth having are hard to attain. You don’t accidentally come in first place. People don’t accidentally complete the project. Teams don’t accidentally win championships. These things take concentrated effort and sacrifice.
As a boss in the middle, you have to remember that no one is going to give you anything. You need to go hard. You need to go wisely.
You can only trust God 100%, so keep Him first!
A few days ago, CEO’s took part in a CEO initiative, aimed at bringing to light social issues in an attempt to attract attention and find solutions. But I’m wondering if these CEO’s are only taking a stand for human rights, the environment, etc., because their desire is to be viewed positively by the public. Does acting in this manner give their revenue stream a boost? I’m certain that it doesn’t hurt. This makes me question the sincerity of their efforts.
As a leader, there will come a day when you have to fire someone. It’s not pretty and certainly isn’t something that many people are comfortable doing. Unfortunately, I’ve had to do this several times and it never gets easier. Mostly it’s because we’re human and inherently, a lot of us want to see the good in everyone. We also don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. Yet, people underperform, everyday and people get fired, everyday. I’ll offer 5 ways to ease the process.
Give a listen to this interesting and entertaining interview by Mr. T. Pay close attention to what he is saying about fear around the 11:39 mark and then when David Letterman asks him a question about needing a bodyguard at the 11:55 mark.
You know why I am overweight? It’s because I eat too much and I don’t exercise enough. Period.
Are you afraid? The term “scared to death”, is more true than you realize.