Tagged: leadership

Part 3: Choosing Your Character

In your story, you are the main character. Your dreams, goals, and vision should be the centerpiece of your life.  However, sometimes the characters take the story off track.  This can be caused by both the main character (you) or the supporting cast (others).  Either way, it’s your responsibility to ensure your story stays focused; getting […]

Need Permission?

Often when we need to make tough decisions we look for the permission or approval of our leaders before we make decisions.  Not that there is anything inherently wrong with asking opinions or getting counsel on a subject, but I think many people want a scapegoat in case the decision produces a less desirable outcome.  This […]

Work Smarter not Harder

There can be great value in putting your head down and plowing through a task or job. However, refusing to reflect and plan can lead to burnout. Time seems to move at a dizzying pace.  In this environment many people jump from task to task without taking the time to have a healthy evaluation of what […]

Embrace Technology

The only constant with technology is change. Taking steps to increase productivity and profit from your work must include implementation of new technology.  So get used to change! One of the pitfalls of the changing landscape of technology is users not allowing themselves to fully embrace the technology they use.  When change becomes a constant people […]

Choose Wisely

There is a lot of noise being created throughout our media saturated universe.  People are shouting all day long, hoping to be heard.  If we don’t take the time to choose our message wisely, what we say will simply be adding to the noise. It takes persistence, revision, and strategy to frame a good message.  A […]

Maintain Integrity

One of the few things you can spend a lifetime building, and a second destroying. Integrity. It should be one of the highest values in modern society.  Unfortunately in many cases it has fallen by the wayside.  Corporations, governments, and individuals are rarely taken seriously in the public spotlight.  Spin seems to always be present […]

Know Your Role

People juggle many roles and titles throughout their life.  Volumes could be written on how to manage those roles well.  Few people navigate life without regret, receiving battle wounds from the many trials we face. A common factor when people publicly err is usually a confusion of priorities and roles.  People try to get ahead in […]

3 Ways to Embrace Change

Change is inevitable.  It comes at us all from many different directions, in many different ways. Changes in economies, cultures, and ways we interact affect how we do life every day.  The most successful people learn early how to navigate change.  Here are 3 key steps to healthy change habits: 1.  Brace yourself for it. […]

Listen Up

Having recently written about introverts here, I wanted to add a few thoughts to the conversation. Communication is a two way street.  There are talkers, and there are listeners.  Often a shy person’s strength is found on the listening side of the equation.  And that’s not such a bad thing. The art of listening is […]