Set and attain goals like a boss.

img_0238As a boss in the middle, we need to realize that goal setting is an act of looking at an entire situation and figuring out what you want it to ultimately look like.

The next step is identifying gaps and ways to fill those gaps by playing to our strengths and asking for help when we need it.

Then we should make small steps on the way to larger milestones.

The key is to “get started” and work on accomplishing little goals on the way to big goals. Consistency is paramount to your success.

Losing 100 lbs. is easier if you lose three or four at a time consistently. You may need a motivational partner (help) if you aren’t driven enough internally.

Asking for help doesn’t mean you’re weak, it means you are in tune with your strengths.

Leaders don’t make decisions in bubbles.

IMG_2858As a boss in the middle, you’re probably part of a team or group.  This group has work to do and most likely that includes making some decisions.  As the leader of the group, it’s tempting to make the decisions yourself and steer the direction of the group towards what you think the end result should look like.  You have experience and knowledge, why not just lead the team?  But that’s not true leadership.  Read on to see what a true leader would do, when confronted with an important decision.

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This life is flimsy.

Don’t look to the things of this world, like money, power and prestige to protect you.

Our lives are very flimsy and even more flimsy are the possessions which many of us hold dear. They can all disappear in the blink of an eye. A lot of times, all it takes is a savvy enemy. True joy is not there.

Instead, find contentment in the Lord. Follow His ways and His will for true happiness.
One of the best ways to do this is to help someone else. When we take the focus off of ourselves and pour love into others, it feeds our soul.

This can be through mentoring, coaching or leadership counseling. Witnessing about our experience in public is also a good way to get out of the way and allow God to use you.

As a boss in the middle, it’s your job to develop the leaders of the future.

Don’t waste your focus.

IMG_0375As a boss in the middle of this crazy world, we are always focused on something. Sometimes it’s exactly what we should focus on, sometimes it’s not. But we are always focused. Basically, we need to focus, on what we focus on. I am purposely saying the word “focus” a lot. It should be a focal point. Read on for my perspective of proper and improper focus.

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Did you remember to ask God?

img_0363God wants us to utilize His power, but sometimes we forget to ask him for it.  Why?  Maybe we think we can handle it.  Maybe we think God doesn’t care.  Maybe we’re afraid.  This list can go for awhile, so let’s get to the heart of this article.  Here are 5 reasons why we should remember to ask God about everything.

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You’ll be ok, if you want to be.

img_0359Sometimes when we get down on ourselves or have a bit of bad luck, it’s good to remember that it could be worse.  Whatever situation you’re in, there is someone who’s worse off.  I don’t know if this is the best way to describe this, but I’m trying to get you to think about perspective.

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Solve problems by asking the right questions

img_0298As leaders, we need to be in tune with our team in order to solve problems. That means we have to listen. In order to ensure you are listening to the right thing, you need to ask the right questions. Here are three ways to make that happen.

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How to recover from mistakes.

img_0257You made a mistake. You lost confidence in yourself. Your performance is starting to suffer. People tend to do that from time to time. As a leader I have found that thinking positively, with the right perspective, can help you recover. This is a simple idea, yet hard to do. Here are 5 ways to ensure you think the right thoughts, in the midst of a mistake.

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