Most people think they lack motivation…when they really lack clarity. ~Atomic Habits (Chapter 5) What looks like talent is often careful preparation. What looks like skill is often persistent revision. If you keep living the way you are, what will your life look like in 20 years? Sometimes we need patience. Sometimes we need action. www.impactingsquared.com #whatsyourstory #conversationfirst #purposedriven #leadership #development #emotionalintelligence #buildingtrust #leadin
Step 1: Know exactly what you want. Have a big vision that is crystal clear. Step 2: Know exactly what is true. See reality for what it is and accept the honest facts of the situation. Step 3: Be flexible in the way you close the gap between 1 and 2. Bold. Rational. Adaptable. www.impactingsquared.com #whatsyourstory #conversationfirst #purposedriven #leadership #development #emotionalintelligence #buildingtrust #leadingfromtheheart #authenticallyme #personalconnection #teach
There are leaders and then there are people who lead. A leader has the title and authority that was given by the organizational structure. A person that leads is someone that inspires and motivates, by tapping into the values and skills of those around them. Question of the day…Which are you and how do you know? www.impactingsquared.com #whatsyourstory #conversationfirst #purposedriven #leadership #development #emotionalintelligence #buildingtrust #leadingfromtheheart #authen
When feedback is immediate, clear, and concrete, people learn quickly. When feedback is delayed, abstract, and opaque, people rarely learn. www.impactingsquared.com #whatsyourstory #conversationfirst #purposedriven #leadership #development #emotionalintelligence #buildingtrust #leadingfromtheheart #authenticallyme #personalconnection #teachablemoments #changeenablement #changemanagement #culturechange #impactingsquared
As I am working with clients, I always think, "If someone could only see my actions and not hear my words, what would they say are my priorities?" We need to remember during this virtual, less connected world…what looks like a talent gap is often a focus gap. The 'superstar' is often an average to above average performer who spends more time working on what is important and less time on distractions. The true talent is staying focused. Question of the day: What is your unique
How to see opportunities & solutions others miss: 1) Watch and read content in a totally different field, then return to the original problem. Apply insights from another point of reference. 2) Invert the problem. Try to achieve the opposite. 3) Talk to extra-creative people. Their thinking will rub off. www.impactingsquared.com #conversationfirst #purposedriven #leadership #development #emotionalintelligence #buildingtrust #teachablemoments #changeenablement #changemanagemen
As we embark on the #futureofwork, there is a definite need to discard the concept of "this is how we have always done it" and embrace the mindset needed to create the next practices and not maintain today's best practices. Tradition is EASY… Tradition is COMFORTING… Tradition STIFLES INNOVATION… This will required an evolution in the way we motivate and inspire the employee of and for the future. Question for you, if you dare to answer: What is the role of management for the
When we imagine together, we not only think together and feel together, we dream together, we believe together, we strive together, and we succeed together. And when that happens, we can transform the world. www.impactingsquared.com #whatsyourstory #conversationfirst #purposedriven #leadership #development #emotionalintelligence #buildingtrust #leadingfromtheheart #authenticallyme #personalconnection #teachablemoments #changeenablement #changemanagement #culturechange #impact
In this unprecedented time of change and distress, we are all faced with identifying ways that we can connect and/or share our personal experiences. The key is authenticity and humility, is to keep yourself grounded. I have been doing a lot of reading. I would like to share a passage with you from writer Ralph Marston on the power of confident humility: "Whatever you’re doing, a sense of superiority will make you worse at it. Humility, on the other hand, will make you better.
3 Things That Help With Creating a Habits for Living Your Best Life: Repetition. Habits form based on frequency, not time Stable Setting. If the setting and background is always changing, so is the behavior. You need a reliable environment and circle of people. Positive Emotions. If it feels good, you'll want to repeat it. When you lose track of time, you are either living your best life or wasting it. Pay close attention to which it is! www.impactingsquared.com Share a comme
I am learning that someone else's limited human experiences has nothing to do with my unique complexities. My defining moment was when a colleague asked me "why are you going back to school to get a Doctorate Degree." My super power is using every encounter as a teachable moment. Helping individuals understand that there are many dimensions to minorities. I am always willing to share stories to help provide clarity and understanding of differences and similarities. www.impact
Emerging more and more, is the use of strategic storytelling as a way of sharing the transformation of organizational culture. The use of authentic stories allows for the alignment or reframing of the culture you are aspiring to create and the value for the employees - in a way that sustains organizational learning and change. Strategic storytelling allows leaders to capitalize on building trust through authentic connection. A leader with high EQ will know to demonstrate the
Don't forget about the strategy and tactics that were factors in starting the journey. But most of all, don't forget to be present in the journey…lift your head up along the way to gaze at the scenery. #whatsyourstory #conversationfirst #purposedriven #leadership #development #emotionalintelligence #buildingtrust #leadingfromtheheart #authenticallyme #personalconnection #teachablemoments #changeenablement #changemanagement #culturechange #impactingsquared
Remember, great leadership happens everyday in the smallest of ways. The act of being deliberate in your word choice in this world of virtual connectivity, is a powerful use of expression when/if body language isn't an option. This emphasis has also allow me to speak confidence and power into others. 24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace In addition to word choice, I have begun focusing my efforts on servant leadership. Which to me means, identifying
Let’s talk about how showing vulnerability, gives a connection to hold on to, which increases the commitment to change (future state)! As a leader, when you know-and-show-yourself enough, there is going to be a certain level of discomfort because you are revealing that you are not perfect (shocker). Guess what…your team already knows that. It’s in your best interest to show that level of authenticity and vulnerability to allow them to experience you as the human that you are,
Since leadership is more about what we do and less about the title we hold, there is the ability to strengthen your leadership muscle. Right? For me leadership is the ability to influence, focusing on understanding and then helping others to understand. Do you know Covey's quote, "Seek first to understand and then be understood?" This is critical as we lead! We need to continue to challenge ourselves to listen for not only facts, but the emotion in the voice and facial expres
As a leader, in addition to being authentic, which by definition in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “being true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character;” vulnerability is also a way of connecting with your team. And with the current climate in the world today, EMPATHY, AUTHENTICITY & VULNERABILITY are the actions to live by. Vulnerability is letting people in, knowing they may get close enough to hurt you. Trusting someone with your "heart" or reputation knowing th
As we re-frame and focus on what the new norm will be, it helps if as leaders and decision makers, you engage your teams to begin talking about enablers and blockers to the adjusted business model. Engaging employees at all levels will give you insight into where your teams (the organization) stand, how work and client solutions must transform - and why beyond "survival," the journey is worth making. That means creating the a space where employees and front-line leaders feel
Monthly Reflect and Refresh Leadership Challenge What is your story...What is the story others are telling about you? To ensure they are congruent, reflect on these questions: ✨How do you want people to feel? ✨What behaviors will you dial up?
✨What behaviors will you dial down?
✨What will you stop doing or let go of? #growthmindset #visualisation #purposedrivenleadership #authenticleadership #changeenablement #increasedproductivity #whatsyourstory #buildingtrust #leadershipch