Don’t be ordinary

Don’t be ordinary

Full Potential, Growth, Leadership
Veterans aren’t ordinary. Their selfless service makes them exceptional. Many have paid the ultimate sacrifice for us. Today in the United States we celebrate Memorial Day. It is a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered. God has placed in you the ability to be outstanding. He has given you the choice and free will to make decisions. You can chose greatness, and I am not referring to the selfish sense of the word. You were created to be more than ordinary. As we take time to remember those extraordinary individuals who have served our country, commit to reflecting their example by striving for your full potential.
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Heads Down

Heads Down

Change Leaders, Leaders, Leadership, Leadership Coaching, Leadership Fuel
Have you ever thought, “I am just going to keep my head down and stay out of the way?” Obviously, this is not an effective leadership strategy, though, I bet you know a leader that has deployed this method. Ignorance and disengagement is no excuse for poor performing results. "Ignorantia juris non excusat or ignorantia legis neminem excusat, Latin for ‘ignorance of the law excuses not’ and ‘ignorance of law excuses no one’ respectively, is a legal principle holding that a person who is unaware of a law may not escape liability for violating that law merely because one was unaware of its …” Failure to notice when your staff demands your attention is all too common with a heads down leader. Did you know that it is a myth…
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Soul Shine

Soul Shine

Energy, Energy Leadership, Energy Leadership Index, Leadership
When entering a room, a meeting, or a situation, you bring with you a level of energy. As the Allman Brothers say, "You've got to let your soul shine, shine till the break of day," it is important to be aware of the type of energy you bring with you on a daily basis. Did you know that your heart is a large electromagnetic field that can be measured from several feet away? Our body literally has energy emitting from it. It is necessary for effective leaders to lead with encouraging and positive energy. Research by the Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University has "found that individuals who are positive energizers are four times more important in accounting for successful performance than people who are merely influential. Energy trumps influence by…
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In the Dark

In the Dark

Communication, Leadership, Leadership Coaching
Many executive leaders have great vision but poor communication skills. We often think of communication as speaking words though communication can be so much more than just words. A leader’s presence should also be considered as communication. When an executive states, “We are going to take that hill over there!” but is never seen again, what does that communicate? Associates will lose enthusiasm for the strategy without executive presence. You might hear, “They said we were taking that hill over there, but I haven’t seen our leader climbing with us.” As a leader, building your communication aptitude should be a top priority. Without effective communication, you might think you are leading in the light of day, but those that follow are completely in the dark. How are your written skills?…
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