Podcast

Podcast 32: Leadership Skills: Setting Powerful Goals that Work

This is Podcast 32 Setting Powerful Goals that Work   Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE     Today’s resource: Setting Powerful Goals Any idea that’s held in the mind and emphasized, that’s either feared or revered will begin

Foundations

Leading Begins With Defining Why

It all starts with why. – Simon Sinek*   Simon Sinek speaks, writes, and consults on this topic and makes a compelling case for knowing why we want to do something – especially when it comes to leading an organization. Defining the

Relationships

Leadership Skills: Coaching

“Coaching is 90% listening, and 10% listening.” – Julio Olalla Yes, that quote is right…coaching is intentionally listening. Listening is a skill within itself, as I wrote recently here: http://transformationalstrategist.com/leadership-skills-listening/ Leadership and communication are both based on relationship. Creating and maintaining relationships is the key. Leaders listen. So, what’s up with

Systems

Leadership Skills: Personal Discipline

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt Keeping on track with an action plan is the primary focus of this post. Being more productive means planning to be more productive. Studies by social psychologist from Germany, Wilhelm Hoffman, show that

Foundations

Leadership Traps to Avoid – Working Too Much

Preventing Burnout Of my four leadership principles (Foundations, Relationships, Systems and Balance) the fourth one is the key to how effective the other 3 principles can be. If we work all the time, then we are not at our best. There is

Foundations

Leadership Lessons: Robert Shaw

Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. – Vince Lombardi During my active career as musical conductor,

Systems

Bad Leadership Practices: The Annual Review

Of all the dysfunctional systems in organizations, the top one on my list is the annual review! Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  – Albert Einstein Here is the fundamental question, “Are you going to

Foundations

Failure – Giving Value to Sustainability

Here is another repost of one of my high-traffic blog posts. It’s not lack of vision that caused failure – it’s lack of leadership skills! What’s the major reason organizations fail? Usually failure is blamed on finances – lack of capital. I

Foundations

Who Do You Want To Impress?

Are you writing to impress someone? Who? Are you writing a blog, a book, or articles? Why are you writing? To whom are you writing? I am writing all of the above. I write for my own awareness. I gain clarity as

Foundations

Leadership Skills: Staying Focused

Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality. ~ Napoleon Hill     In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia, until ultimately we become enslaved by it. ~ Robert A. Heinlein,

Systems

Merry Christmas, Leader

What season is it, anyway? “There is a time for everything,     and a season for every activity under the heavens:” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV) Yes, it’s January 1 and most people have moved forward from the Christmas celebration to celebrating the new year

Foundations

Leadership Skills: Rehearsal

To Be the Best Leader, One Must Practice…and Practice Correctly   “Music did not reveal all of its secrets to just one person.” – Ralph Vaughan Williams   “In every failure, there is a seed of a future success.” – Napoleon Hill

Relationships

Running and Leadership – Accountability

  Hidden Goals Don’t Work 5th of 5   Set your goal.   Share your goal.   Accountability is energy. We think that being accountable to someone might bring us criticism if we fail. We don’t want to look bad. We don’t