Rage Response

IMG_0536I wanted to repost this, as I learn this lesson over and over. We all get angry and that’s okay.  It even happened to Jesus more than once, so don’t get upset that you got mad at someone. It’s how we react that matters. If we do it right, anger can actually be used to our advantage.

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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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I have to fire someone…

23D277DD-4509-46BC-92C8-AF5D64AED20BAs 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.

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Use energy to change problems, not perception.

IMG_0465When things go wrong, some people spend more time and energy pointing fingers and deflecting blame away from themselves, in an attempt to change the perception of others.  In reality, that energy is better spent solving the problem.  Even if it means pointing the finger at yourself.

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Real leaders don’t make promises.

IMG_0559A promise is something that elicits a strong emotional response.  Your promise enables people to believe in you, only to have their hopes shattered when you fall short.  During the sermon on the mount, Jesus reminds us that we should not make promises at all, for any reason.  Simply because we have no idea if we will be able to keep them.

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Recovering from mistakes – a series. Part 5. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

IMG_0546I wrote an article here about recovering from mistakes. In it, I gave 5 ways to recover from your mistakes. In this series, I will look at each one a little deeper.

1. Accept the mistake.

2. Don’t beat yourself up.

3. Find value.

4. Have a main goal to shift back to.

5. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Today we explore #5- Don’t take yourself too seriously.

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Recovering from mistakes – a series. Part 4. Have a main goal to shift back to.

IMG_0548I wrote an article here about recovering from mistakes. In it, I gave 5 ways to recover from your mistakes. In this series, I will look at each one a little deeper.

1. Accept the mistake.

2. Don’t beat yourself up.

3. Find value.

4. Have a main goal to shift back to.

5. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Today we explore #4- Have a main goal to shift back to.

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Recovering from mistakes – a series. Part 3. Finding Value

IMG_0546.PNGI wrote an article here about recovering from mistakes. In it, I gave 5 ways to recover from your mistakes. In this series, I will look at each one a little deeper.

1. Accept the mistake.

2. Don’t beat yourself up.

3. Find value.

4. Have a main goal to shift back to.

5. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Today we explore #3- Find value.

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Recovering from mistakes. A series. Part 2. Don’t beat yourself up.

IMG_0540I wrote an article here about recovering from mistakes. In it, I gave 5 ways to recover from your mistakes. In this series, I will look at each one a little deeper.

1. Accept the mistake.

2. Don’t beat yourself up.

3. Find value.

4. Have a main goal to shift back to.

5. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Today we’re on #2. Don’t beat yourself up.

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