Leadership Skills

Winning Words

A client once asked, “Jeff, you always stress the value and significance of words and language. Is it really that big of a deal?" My response, “If you want long-term business-growth success, you bet! If instead, you want a quick path to extinction, fuh-ged-uh-bout-it!” Here are some examples: While at…

Exploring for Innovation

Have you ever thought about why some organizations are more innovative than others? If we looked closely at such companies, I bet we wouldn’t find the answers inside. No, innovation most often comes from outside of a company and therein lies the problem. If you and your team are spending…

BASICS & FUNDAMENTALS + PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES = EXPLOSIVE RESULTS!

If you’re a leader, attempting to get your team to “do something” they oughta be doing, because you know it’ll drive far better results, you may encounter challenges, resistance or push-back. Likely to sound, something like this. Your folks retort: “You want me to do what?!” “You’re kidding! That’s too…

Should You Take a New Route?

One of the major keys to success is to keep moving forward on the journey, making the best of the detours and interruptions, turning adversity into advantage .John C. Maxwell One morning last summer, my husband and I ventured out on a long weekend trip. I entered our destination into…

KNOW YOU CAN DO IT! 19 Tips to Move Forward

So what do you do when... Your people or members wonder, in economic flux... "How do I stay motivated, productive, create new business, generate profits and take care of current customers?" To help them move forward, here are 19 things I know: 1.  If you're a leader, LEAD! Your folks…

Develop Good Habits by Avoiding Decision Fatigue

How many times during the day do we pause and ask ourselves what was I intending to accomplish today, how did I end up here? According to one study, the cause of this is decision fatigue. Decision fatigue helps explain why ordinarily sensible people get angry at colleagues and families, splurge on clothes,…

Why the Socratic Method is One of Your Best Leadership Tools

The leader of the past may have been a person who knew how to tell, but certainly, the leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask. -Peter Drucker Socrates, Peter Drucker and other great leaders know that questions are one of your most powerful leadership skills.…

Breaking Barriers & Raising Ceilings!

While the changes around you come fast and frequent, you might not adapt to them with the same sense of urgency or speed. While a key to your successful adaptation to change is physical—the actions you take because of change—it’s first mental—your mindset. You and I may look at the…
the power of not knowing

The Power of Not Knowing

Many of us as leaders, especially new leaders, feel we must have all the answers. Some even feel a sense of shame when asked a question, by a client or an employee, and they don’t have the answer. And, despite these feelings of inadequacy most of us have felt at one…

Here’s To The Crazy Ones…

As my regular readers know, I collect quotes, share them here and on my website. Typically I publish one quote a month, but this month you get a bonus quote. In the last few weeks, I have been writing about listening. The quote below from Steve Jobs is a wonderful…
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