In a business, it is critical to know where you are headed. A vision and mission lays this out and not only creates a plan for the future, but helps to ensure the whole team is working together toward a common goal. Identify Your Vision and Mission With good leadership, vision and mission are close friends. They are not like [...]
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with a business owner and go over the details of how Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) can integrate the customer service experience to propel their business forward. The content is rich, and applies to your life as well. I’m thrilled to share this with you - take what you learn and apply it in [...]
Trainings Can Be Powerful As a business professional, an important part of development is attending trainings in your area of focus. Beyond that, attending trainings on personal development in any way can have a profound impact on your business and your life. You may increase your leadership, effectiveness, communication, or learn some new sales strategies. Gathering together for training [...]
Would you like to make progress in the following areas: Projects Dreams Finances Career Personal growth Company Team I have come to learn that if you want to make progress in a certain area of your life, this will often be determined by what type of process you have. No process = no progress Show me success, and I will [...]
What type of person are you? Do you see the possibilities or the problems? What is your outlook on life? Would you describe yourself as a half-empty or half-full type of person? Opportunities can come and opportunities can go. Sometimes, we can be in the right place at the right time, but still totally miss the opportunities that await us. I [...]
I recently had the privilege of speaking at the Leadership Day in Lithuania. The event, hosted by Data Miner, took place in a superb setting, which helped enhance our learning and understanding. During the conference, I met so many amazing people: entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, and team leaders. They all had a desire to increase their leadership effectiveness. As an international [...]
When I coach, mentor, or train up and coming leaders, they all want to know 'What is the secret to success? What makes a successful leader tick'? These are the leaders of the future, and they have a strong desire to make sure their leadership is not just a title, or the next rung on the corporate ladder. They want [...]
When I was an eager young businessman, just learning my craft, I was taught the Sales ABCs. 'Always Be Closing' It was good advice then. It is a good habit to let everything you say and do in your interactions with a prospect to drive you towards the goal of closing a deal. However, thanks to the internet, there have been [...]
Eager young managers ask me all the time, ‘What leadership qualities are the most important for me to cultivate’? Or, ‘What do I need to learn about leadership styles’? While those are good questions--and answering those questions will certainly help you lead your team to success--a great leader needs to answer an even bigger question first. That question is this: ‘Do I [...]
‘He that rises late must trot all day’ - Benjamin Franklin These days, I am considered an early riser – a ‘morning person’. But that was not always the case! Have you considered the benefits you might realize should you become a morning person? When I first started to shift to starting my days earlier, it was so tempting to hit that [...]
Recently, I had the opportunity to act as a judge at The StartUp100 companies at the Dublin Tech Summit. I was very impressed by the high standard of delivery each of the entrepreneurs and business owners provided. Entrepreneurs are always taking a risk, but hopefully a calculated risk which yields huge returns. As I listened to each of the entrepreneurs, I could see clearly [...]
Today, I want to share with you a principal that good leaders hold highly. A principal that helps their team become increasingly effective. I am sure you will find this short video helpful. Please do share this with others.
Successful leaders I have encountered know that they cannot do without this principal in their life.
When you are taking steps toward fulfilling a goal, your greatest source of strength may come from a group of people you trust. Who do you trust? Who can you ask for advice, clarity and accountability? Can these people help you take the next step? Many times, we look around us and see that the people closest to us do not [...]
How have great leaders throughout history thought? What processes have they used? What outcomes have they had? Could it be that the way they think is part of what made them a great leader? The actual process of thinking is either one of the easiest or one of the most difficult things to do. We have all developed certain thought habits [...]