For the last few days, we've been exploring the attributes of a good leader. L - Leaders are learners. E - Leaders are encouragers. A - Leaders are attractive. D - Today, we explore the D In leadership. Leaders are decisive and they make good decisions. What makes a "good decision"? Good decisions are: • Informed - you gather the data [...]
Are your leadership skills attractive? This will help you attract the best people and keep them.
Good leaders encourage their team well. Today, as you look to develop your team, they may not need more orders, but more courage, that comes from encouragement.
An effective leader needs to learn in order to keep growing and stay ahead. Tony Lynch, Keep Thinking Big, shares three things an effective leader needs to focus on to make sure they are always learning. Learn about yourself Learn from your team Learn from you customers What are your strengths and areas of weakness? Are you listening to your team? [...]
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 [...]