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EPISODE 149 – Raise Your Expectations

“Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.”
– Ralph Marston

Has anyone ever told you that your standards are too high? You expect too much? I have… what I find is that too many people are lowering their expectations so they don’t disappoint themselves. Guess what? They will be disappointed because they will realize they could have achieved more. Don’t lower Read the rest

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3 Ways to Visionary Leaders Can Engage Their Teams in Their Vision

Visionary leaders are creatives by nature. You’ll notice that if you are a visionary leader that your mind goes off with ideas like fireworks at the county fair. You can see the vision in your mind, you can feel the excitement of the vision coming together in your body, and you believe it is possible to make your vision a reality. However, not all visionary leaders can get their teams to buy-in to your vision. Have you ever had a leader that had trouble explaining their vision? They can tell you what the final outcome can be but they can’t Read the rest

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Episode 85 – Creating Your Vision

“Good leaders have vision and inspire others to help them turn vision into reality. Great leaders create more leaders, not followers. Great leaders have vision, share vision, and inspire others to create their own.” Roy T Bennett

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Episode 79 – Drive Business Results

“It is in doing things and not reading about them that results come about.”
Stephen Richards

When it comes to driving your businesses results, steer clear of promises of get-rich-quick schemes or offers to make you an overnight success. Warning, when you hear something that is too good to be true, it often is. You know those people you think about being an overnight success – they are not. You did not witness the sacrifices, the work that was put in, and the sweat and tears that … Read the rest

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Episode 75 – Communicating Your Vision Effectively

“Good leaders must communicate vision clearly, creatively, and continually. However, the vision doesn’t come alive until the leader models it.” John C. Maxwell

Leaders can have great ideas but unless they can create a compelling vision for their people – ideas remain ideas. Leadership is about being about to communicate what that vision is on a consistent basis. You are pointing the way and leading them toward the vision. You must first believe in the vision yourself in order to share it.

Gain Clarity of Your Vision. You … Read the rest

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Collaboration versus Competition – Which One is Better?

We’ve all heard about having the competitive edge. When it comes to business and the work being done in organizations, the competitive edge occurs when each individual is honing their own skills therefore enhancing the effectiveness of teamwork.

Collaboration is often referred to as the new competition. Shifting from a “Me to We” mentality. The problems faced tend to be more complex and one person alone can’t always come up with a solution. It is becoming more important to tap into the diversity of your people. They come from diverse backgrounds, have a wide variety of knowledge, skills, and Read the rest

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What Big Picture Thinkers Can Do and Why Small Picture Thinkers Should Stretch

When it comes to strategic thinking, perspective matters. I recently came across a cartoon about a man on a deserted island, he was jumping for joy and there was a boat coming toward him. Finally, he would be rescued. The next cartoon had a man rowing his boat pumping his arms in the air saying “Land!” He has been lost at sea and now can rest on land. We can have similar experiences but how we interpret them differs.

Big picture thinkers have a very different view of a situation, challenge, or problem. They are the individuals who take a … Read the rest

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