7 Inspirational Nuggets to Help You Win This Week – Tome 21

In this week’s inspirational nuggets, I encourage you to offer the best of who you are, strive to become effective in your work, share your ideas with the world, understand your value, watch your attitude, set goals that push you to grow, and make the most of every moment. Have a wonderful week! Nugget 1…

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Why You Must Let Go of All Your Excuses

If you’re looking for excuses, you can always find them. Anything can become an excuse to cover your lack of results. Finding excuses is as easy as finding leaves in a forest; they’re everywhere. As the Milli Vanilli song said it, you can even “Blame it on the rain that was falling, falling” or “Blame…

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7 Inspirational Nuggets to Help You Win This Week – Tome 20

Here are seven thoughts to help you get the most out of the week ahead. Make this an outstanding week. Nugget 1 Take a step forward, even if only a small step. Goals are achieved one step at a time. In that, consistency is vital, even when that means taking smaller steps. Of course, you…

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Leadership Skill: The Power of Listening – Part 5

Effective leaders keep their ears wide open to what is going on in their team, organization, and industry. Furthermore, they proactively seek feedback from these various sources. They understand that they need that feedback to inform their decisions and course of actions. Of course, this requires that leaders not only hear the feedback but that…

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Leadership Skill: The Power of Listening – Part 4

In this series of posts, I’ve been stressing the importance for leaders to keep their ears open and proactively seek feedback from the multiple sources that affect their ability to lead effectively. In particular, leaders should maintain open lines of communication with their direct reports and “extended” team. Leaders invite trouble when they shut themselves…

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Leadership Skill: The Power of Listening – Part 3

Effective leaders recognize the value of receiving feedback from various sources (e.g., their teams and clients). They seek to leverage the expertise and experiences of others to move the organization forward. They make it a point to listen to the right people at the right time. Like a pilot flying a plane, effective leaders understand…

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7 Inspirational Nuggets to Help You Win This Week – Tome 19

When you set a significant goal, you must be prepared to work and remain focus until you reach your destination. Others may help you along the way, but they won’t travel the journey in your stead. When you make mistakes, learn from them. As you work, get the job done fast and well. Whatever you do, be “you.” And remember that relationships matter most.

Have a wonderful week!

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Leadership Skill: The Power of Listening – Part 2

Ineffective leaders love to run their mouths but fail to use their ears. They talk and talk and talk but never take the time to listen. They make decisions and give instructions but fail to stop and pay attention to the people they lead and seek to serve and to what’s happening around them. Of…

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Leadership Skill: The Power of Listening – Part 1

One of the most important skills a leader can possess is the ability to listen. Listening is vital to leadership. When a leader fails to listen to her team, clients, and circumstances, she becomes impaired, and her effectiveness as a leader suffers. Leaders must learn to listen and listen intently. An inability to listen to…

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The Ultimate Attitude Test

Anyone can have a positive attitude when everything is going well. Anyone can have a positive attitude when they feel energized and upbeat. Anyone can have a positive attitude when no one is on their case. Anyone can have a positive attitude when the sun is shining bright. But can you maintain a positive attitude…

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