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What Do You Expect? Four Areas of Expectations Required for Great Results

What Do You Expect? Four Areas of Expectations Required for Great ResultsPoor performance, turnover, conflict and disengagement. This reads like a checklist of most leaders’ worst fears. I know, because they get mentioned to me nearly every day when I talk with, coach, consult with and train leaders.

While there is no single silver bullet answer to solve all four of these problems, there is one major component common to all. Dissect issues of poor performance, Continue reading

Have a Plan and Set Some Goals

Have a Plan and Set Some GoalsIf you really want to succeed in life you have to set goals whether it’s for fitness, for more money, a promotion at work or anything else you’re trying to achieve. In reality, the end result of your goals is a dream but an attainable one if you work for it. How many pull-ups do you want to do without taking a break? What do you want to look and feel like in 90 days, 180 days, or 365 days? Once Continue reading

Team Leadership

Team LeadershipTeams follow a common vision and agreed objectives to make that vision a reality by meeting those agreed objectives.

They are led by a common vision and agreed objectives to realise their vision by achieving their objectives. A Team Leader’s role is to facilitate the agreement of a common vision and the objectives required to attain that vision.

A Leader does Continue reading

Why Not Realize Your Goals?

Why Not Realize Your Goals?Have you forgotten what it is you want to become and have? Probably you have made a few attempts, found that your strategies didn’t work and lost yourself along the way.

It all starts with the goal.

Define and describe it. Write down when you want to achieve it. Write down the reasons why you want it. Write down how it would feel like when you have achieved it.

Plan it.

Planning Continue reading

Taking a Risk!

Taking a Risk!I was in San Francisco for a week of meetings with my business coach and master mind group. We were all given an assignment – and were told to come prepared to present to the whole group. I had a different task in that I am working on a new strategy/presentation style when it comes to public speaking and sales.

If any of you have ever had the experience of doing a role-play in front of your peers, you can well Continue reading

Drug Rehab Programs High Success Rate Today

Drug Rehab Programs High Success Rate TodayDrug rehab programs are located throughout the country from Alaska to Florida and California to Maine. You will discover many of the drug treatment centers operate totally independently from any major hospital, psychiatric facilities or any of the primary health care facilities. Do not be surprised to find many different drug treatment plans as well, long term live in, inpatient treatment and the very short Continue reading

Leaders Must Be Movers Of Change

Leaders Must Be Movers Of ChangeBy now, many of us have tired of hearing about change. We all have witnessed numerous political leaders run their campaigns based on changes that needed to be made and how they would be the agents of such change, only to witness little to no improvement. It is essential to understand that there is a big difference between someone rhetorically speaking of change (as a slogan, etc.), and a leader who decides Continue reading

Lessons From the Creek

Lessons From the CreekEverything is in flow here in Northern Michigan. Buckets of water have flowed off the snow-covered roof. That water, along with the melting snow banks is finding its way down the hills to my driveway. I no longer walk to the mailbox, I wade. The maple sap is flowing too. Drive by a good stand of sugar maples and you’ll see them all connected with plastic tubing, ultimately Continue reading

How Can Anyone Be A Leader, If He Doesn’t LOVE To Lead?

How Can Anyone Be A Leader, If He Doesn't LOVE To Lead?Why do only a small percentage of those ascending to positions of leadership, actually become real, meaningful, effective leaders? Although numerous factors are involved, including one’s attitude, aptitude, goals, and inner strength, one of the most essential components is often overlooked, which is whether leading is an individual’s passion, and if so, to what degree. In my over three decades of identifying, Continue reading

Ready, Set, Change!

Ready, Set, Change!I was at work one day, calling on a customer who wasn’t answering her phone. Her voice mail message started out in the usual way, “…we’re not home, leave a message…” what followed was not so usual. It continued, “…by the way, we’ve recently made some changes in our life, if we don’t call you back, you’re one of the changes, beeeep”. My first reaction was disbelief at what Continue reading