4 Keys to Vision and Goal Setting - What

This four part series addresses 4 Keys to Vision and Goal Setting. New impactful and meaningful projects and goals are just waiting for you to rise up to achieve them - to bring them to life. Yet when setting a vision and goals can feel daunting, these four components will help you create the big picture and a plan to get there.

1 - Where

2 - What

3 - How

4 - Inside

With each component, make some time today to grab a sheet of paper and a pen or open the notes app on your phone and voice all of your thoughts and responses to see what comes up.

More than likely the goals you've selected are challenging, but that's a good thing because part of leadership is learning and growing. In order to move closer to your vision and move to the next level of performance for you as an individual or as an organization, you have to step out of your comfort zone.

Pro tip: Schedule your business reviews into your planner or calendar and make this part of your leadership practice. The more frequently...

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4 Keys to Vision and Goal Setting - Where

This four part series addresses 4 Keys to Vision and Goal Setting. New impactful and meaningful projects and goals are just waiting for you to rise up to achieve them - to bring them to life. Yet when setting a vision and goals can feel daunting, these four components will help you create the big picture and a plan to get there.

1 - Where 

2 - What

3 - How

4 - Inside

With each component, make some time today to grab a sheet of paper and a pen or open the notes app on your phone and voice all of your thoughts and responses to see what comes up.

More than likely the goals you've selected are challenging, but that's a good thing because part of leadership is learning and growing. In order to move closer to your vision and move to the next level of performance for you as an individual or as an organization, you have to step out of your comfort zone.

Pro tip: Schedule your business reviews into your planner or calendar and make this part of your leadership practice. The more...

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5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks - Takeaways

This five part series addresses 5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks and why these particular questions in order to grow, up-level, and move forward.

Q1 - What went right?

Q2 - What could have been better?

Q3 - What did you learn?

Q4 - How did you encourage or teach others?

Q5 - What key take-aways will you carry into the next planning cycle?

With each question, make some time today to grab a sheet of paper and a pen or open the notes app on your phone and voice all of your thoughts and responses to see what comes up.

When you use these five questions in your business reviews, they will help you to better understand where you’ve been, so you can move forward and achieve even more.

Pro tip: Schedule your business reviews into your planner or calendar and make this part of your leadership practice. The more frequently you answer these questions, the better results you will see.

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5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks - Encourage

This five part series addresses 5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks and why these particular questions in order to grow, up-level, and move forward.

Q1 - What went right?

Q2 - What could have been better?

Q3 - What did you learn?

Q4 - How did you encourage or teach others?

Q5 - What key take-aways will you carry into the next planning cycle?

With each question, make some time today to grab a sheet of paper and a pen or open the notes app on your phone and voice all of your thoughts and responses to see what comes up.

When you use these five questions in your business reviews, they will help you to better understand where you’ve been, so you can move forward and achieve even more.

Pro tip: Schedule your business reviews into your planner or calendar and make this part of your leadership practice. The more frequently you answer these questions, the better results you will see.

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5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks - Learning

This five part series addresses 5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks and why these particular questions in order to grow, up-level, and move forward.

Q1 - What went right?

Q2 - What could have been better?

Q3 - What did you learn?

Q4 - How did you encourage or teach others?

Q5 - What key take-aways will you carry into the next planning cycle?

With each question, make some time today to grab a sheet of paper and a pen or open the notes app on your phone and voice all of your thoughts and responses to see what comes up.

When you use these five questions in your business reviews, they will help you to better understand where you’ve been, so you can move forward and achieve even more.

Pro tip: Schedule your business reviews into your planner or calendar and make this part of your leadership practice. The more frequently you answer these questions, the better results you will see.

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5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks - Improve

This five part series addresses 5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks and why these particular questions in order to grow, up-level, and move forward.

Q1 - What went right?

Q2 - What could have been better?

Q3 - What did you learn?

Q4 - How did you encourage or teach others?

Q5 - What key take-aways will you carry into the next planning cycle?

With each question, make some time today to grab a sheet of paper and a pen or open the notes app on your phone and voice all of your thoughts and responses to see what comes up.

When you use these five questions in your business reviews, they will help you to better understand where you’ve been, so you can move forward and achieve even more.

Pro tip: Schedule your business reviews into your planner or calendar and make this part of your leadership practice. The more frequently you answer these questions, the better results you will see.

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5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks - Working

This five part series addresses 5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks and why these particular questions in order to grow, up-level, and move forward.

Q1 - What went right?

Q2 - What could have been better?

Q3 - What did you learn?

Q4 - How did you encourage or teach others?

Q5 - What key take-aways will you carry into the next planning cycle?

With each question, make some time today to grab a sheet of paper and a pen or open the notes app on your phone and voice all of your thoughts and responses to see what comes up.

When you use these five questions in your business reviews, they will help you to better understand where you’ve been, so you can move forward and achieve even more.

Pro tip: Schedule your business reviews into your planner or calendar and make this part of your leadership practice. The more frequently you answer these questions, the better results you will see.

 

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Evaluating and Elevating Your Habits

You know I love quotes.

Sometimes they are little bursts of inspiration or motivation, and sometimes they are gentle reminders to take action to change.

When I first saw this quote by Therese Fowler: 

“Some rules are nothing but old habits that people are afraid to change”

two different paths came to mind – one was external and the other was internal.

Let’s take the external one first.

For your business to grow, systems and guidelines are essential. They create the opportunity to streamline work, increase productivity, set clear expectations, and map processes so that everyone involved is on the same sheet of music. These can easily become habits for the business or organization. Habits because it’s what is known and expected, even if they don’t make sense anymore.

What was helpful at one time may be outdated now, but unless it’s revisited and reexamined, it will continue to do what it’s always done.

To make sure your business...

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Point of View and Leadership

When you think of point of view or POV as it relates to a book, it’s the perspective of the character and how the story is told. Are you coming from the main character’s vantage point or more of an observer and not knowing what’s happening with their inner thoughts?

Same can be said for leadership and driving your overall vision forward.

Just take a moment and think about where you are in your organization or business….. are you in the weeds? Are you really heavily in the details? Or are you at the 10,000 or 100,000 foot view?

Changing your point of view can help you see progress from a different perspective.

It can help you determine what changes are needed.

Each vantage point gives you a different perspective, and each one helps you to change your point of view.

When you run into a challenge, do you typically view them as a problem or opportunities to do something different?

Sometimes shifting your point of view makes it easier or even quicker to find a...

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Dare to be Different

Let me start by saying that I think it’s absolutely amazing how we are all uniquely and wonderfully made. That there's only one of you, one of me. Yet how many times have you felt unsure about yourself and letting yourself be seen for who you are?

Getting visible?

Putting yourself out there?

Let yourself be seen and heard?

As the incredibly talented leader you are, being yourself and daring to be different is exactly what’s needed to lead your best life and to lead in your organization or business.

When you are being true to yourself, leveraging your strengths, following your vision and speaking authentically – you are creating your brand and your tribe will resonate with that and want to be in your world. That’s how you differentiate yourself from another business.

And if you're in the corporate world, you are still creating your personal brand and that is what will enable you to be part of and lead high-visibility projects. And that will also extend to...

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