How to go from auto-pilot to living and leading in context

Aristotle said “We are what we repeatedly do.” The guy knew what he was talking about.

How we choose to act and what we choose to do every day, is part of what defines us as human beings – and as leaders In today´s manifesto, Linda Fisher Thornton talks about how you can go from auto-pilot to living and leading in context, simply by becoming aware of your behavior. Get inspired here What Ethical Leaders Believe

Are you ready to take your career and your leadership to the next level? There´s an exciting, rewarding and FUN way to further excel your leadership – and in the process, simplify your life. Get in touch with us here for an initial dialogue about how our successful 12-steps process can help YOU succeed too!

 

Is Your Fear In The Way Of Your Success?

Are you convincing yourself that playing it safe in your leadership or your organization is the responsible thing to do? Wrong. As a leader, courage to act is really the foundation for success and for leading a sustainable organization.

The courage to making hard decisions, to go against what might be seen as the norm and the ability to be brave in facing possible hardship is all part of being a great leader. Make sure that you keep yourself and your organization moving forward and are not using any of these 10 excuses for avoiding risks.

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Can´t Afford To get An MBA?

board-928381_1280Although I´m a big advocate for higher education, the truth is that a Master´s degree isn´t necessary for you to have in your back pocket in order to start your own company (although it´s definitely a huge plus if your ambition is to land an executive job, and all the fun benefits that come with such role!).

So if you, for some reason, feel that an MBA isn´t in your nearest future, don´t worry about it. You can still learn a lot about how to master a business, without spending a fortune. Read about it here in today´s manifesto, Personal MBA.

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How To Achieve Business Excellence

business-world-472556_1280Tom Peters said that “business excellence is featured by good profitability, business capability, growth in sales, and market share, on the basis of quality”.

There are a few key elements that form the foundation for any successful business. Master them and you´ve got a greater chance of sustainable success. Read all about the 5 crucial keys here in the manifesto Achieving Excellence.

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The Art Of the Start

art-89198_1280I love simplifying things in life and nothing makes that easier than To Do-lists. Not only are they great ways to reflect on – hence clarify – what´s really important but they are also fantastic tools to maximize your time. Time management at its best.

If you are about to start up your own business, or any other organization, it is even more important to be effective and clear on your “why´s”. In today´s article Guy Kawasaki talks about the best way to start off. You can read The Art Of The Start here.

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Get Your Business Off The Ground The Right Way

entrepreneur-593357_1280Did you know that more than half small businesses fail within a few years of startup?

Although the statistics might be against you, there are many things that you can do to ensure that your business will the proven exception – the successful one. Successful entrepreneurs have a couple of things in common. It all comes down to your leadership and in the manifesto “Against the Odds – Startups That Make It”, Derek Lidow tells you how to do it.

Find out more here, Startup Leadership

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25 Ways To Stand Out From the Crowd

men-311308_1280In today´s competitive world you have to brand yourself as someone who is unique if you want a successful career. And it begins with your mindset.

Make a conscious effort to become aware of and act upon the seemingly menial actions that everyone is capable of, but most ignore. Others will take notice. A positive and unique impression left on those around us is contagious and uplifting in ways that you may not realize until much later. Effort is usually the key missing component.

The actions suggested in “25 Ways To Stand Out” are easily applied straight away, and they will help you stand out from the corporate crowd. Get it here: 25WaystoDistinguishYourself

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Create Deep Trusting Relationships For Success

girls-839809_1280The concept of reaching out to others for support isn´t about changing who you are. It´s about enlisting the help and advice of others to help you become the best you that you can be.

These are the words of author Keith Ferrazzi, in “Who´s Got Your Back”. Regardless of our professional – or personal – role, we all need feedback and advice from individuals that we trust. As individual beings, we can not possibly know it all, nor do we need to. Getting feedback from someone who is not as close to a situation as we are ourselves, and by that can be objective, is the action of a wise person.

Find out more in the manisfesto “Who´s Got Your Back – Why You Need the Lifeline Relationships That Create Success And Won´t Let You Fail”, published by ChangeThis. Get it here: Lifeline Relationships

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1-Minute Playbook: How To Create Great Goals

Goals StrategyHow do you make your dreams come true? You´re absolutely right, you must first have a goal-setting strategy!

Setting your life- or leadership goals is one of the most empowering, life-changing and inspirational thing you can do. Learn how to master this process as we let you know the basics needed to create great goals.

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Grow And Develop Your Team

Great Leaders Go FirstThe very soul of leadership is a leader’s commitment to growing and developing people and this is accomplished when leaders – acting as servants – use their words and actions to convey faith, hope and love to their team members.

On the flip side, when leaders communicate fear, hostility and doubt to his team members the confidence, work morale and productivity of the team takes a nose dive. The Bible explains the power of communication this way, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue. And those who love it will eat its fruit” (Proverbs 18:21).

Leaders can use their words to build people up or tear them down. Many leaders are not even aware of which of these two effects their words have on their team members.

Mastering the art of communication as a leader, means getting your team to react to what you are saying in the way that you want. However, to succeed in this, you need to educate, motivate and inspire them. You need to educate your team members about why you are asking them to do something. People will follow direction, but they will only do that reluctantly if they don’t understand why they are being asked to do something.

Your words – and you actions – should motivate your team to want to react in the way you desire. To inspire means the ability to touch someone in a positive way with your words and actions – lead by example. This will encourage your team members to do something they might not have done otherwise.

Remember that successful leaders provide the foundation and the fuel that allow others to achieve success. So keep on educate – motivate – inspire!

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