Today’s Topic: mid-month check in and self realizations!
According to Gallup, only 1/3 people WORLDWIDE "strongly agree" with the statement: At work I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day.
And the costs are staggering. In a poll of 1,000+ people, of those who strongly disagreed or even just disagreed with that statement, not one single person was engaged on the job. We've all heard the impact of disengagement: high turnover, low morale, decreased profits. Lots of fun stuff.
So, if you needed just one more reason to coach your people... you're welcome. •
You might be thinking, "Ugh, now I have to coach too? Who has time for that?" Good news is that you can keep it simple. Start by asking more questions with the goal of uncovering where their talents lie, what's important to them, and what their dreams are. Try asking: What if you had the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Then STFU and listen to what the other person says.
“When you have balance in your life, work becomes an entirely different experience. There is a passion that moves you to a whole new level of fulfillment and gratitude, and that's when you can do your best... for yourself and for others.” ✨
If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you...
Winning in life begins with losing God’s way! @keithcraft
Each day I wake up to a life filled with inspiration and adventure! I am manifesting my reality and all that comes with it. How did I go from waiting tables 6 days a week to this?
I said yes to a chance.
When was the last time you talked to a coach? A trained, certified coach helps you leverage your gifts, overcome internal “blocks” or limitations, and take action. The overarching goal is to maximize your potential and create lasting change.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
They’ve got to have credentials. Coaching is currently an unregulated industry. This means anyone can refer to themselves as a coach. With that in mind, look for coaches who graduated from programs that are credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF). The ICF ensures that coaches complete a certain amount and specific quality of education, requires they pass exams and abide by a strict code of ethics. In order to maintain their credentials, the coach is required to continue their education and development. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What’s their specialty? There are coaches out there who are super strong generalists. They really know how to dig in and help their clients excavate whatever is most important to them. In addition, there are myriad of specialties out there! There are big buckets like life coaching and executive coaching.
There are further narrow specialties like divorce coaching, career coaching, LGBTQIA-focused coaching, leadership group coaching and team coaching. The list goes on. The best way to select a coach with a specialty that is right for you is to ask if your needs fall into their specialty. Most coaches have a cohort of trusted professionals they can refer you to if they aren’t the right one.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Whatever your goal, you can benefit from a coach. By knowing what questions to ask when selecting a coach, you’ll be on your way to taking your individual professional game (and perhaps your organization’s growth) to the next level. (c) forbes.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What did it take for you to build your empire?
Spending my Boss's Day in the car making deliveries for a client. Listening to the Success Principles so next Boss's Day I am on an island somewhere paid for by Arbonne! Serious FOMO seeing all the pics of everyone in Jamacia on the Arbonne Incentive Trip!
It's National Boss'Day ya'll and I think we should chat about it! The reality is I'm my own boss but I didn't get here without some incredible people along the way!
Anyone can be a boss/manager, but it takes someone special to be a mentor who can impact your life path🛣! I have been blessed with many mentors along the way - spiritual, business, parenting etc but today I want to recognize someone that truly impacted my life and career path for the better! 💼
was my first and last boss when I moved to the Boston 🌆area, before starting my entrepreneurial journey! She took a chance on a small town prairie girl! I didn't have the typical experience required to run an investor relations department of a high tech company, but I had the passion, drive and determination to figure it out and make it happen! She saw something in me and decided to follow her gut!
She was a very busy CFO📈, without time to hold everyone's hand but she taught me the power of belief in yourself and making your people feel valued above all else! She taught me not to focus on the challenge, but rather the solution or what I could learn from the situation! Difficult bosses and poor managers teach you what you don't want to become. Amazing leaders open doors for you and focus on your dreams and goals and how they can help you get there! You are the most important, not their agenda! 🗒
THANK YOU for believing in me and taking a chance! I will forever be grateful!
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Today I am celebrating 14 years of marriage to this guy right here. My best friend. The one who encourages my light to shine the brightest. My anchor. The best Dad. My partner in adventure. The one who truly accepts me for who I am, and reminds me of who she is when I forget.
We’ve experienced many of our best days and also some of the worst. Together. Always. Right beside each other. Holding hands and looking forward.
Do you see the light in others? If not, what is holding you back?
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What we believe shapes what we receive.
Keep at it, follow your heart and what gives you joy, and have faith.
Good things are coming your way.
There was a little snippet from Brene Brown’s book “Braving The Wilderness” that’s really inspired me. .
She explained we do a lot of ‘exhaling’...which in my professional circle entails putting ourselves out there, making our calls, texting and emailing our political representatives, helping others, having hard conversations, volunteering, and showing up for the Resistance. We also spend a LOT of mental and emotional energy worrying, being outraged, and working ourselves up into a giant ball of stress. All of this is valuable and important.
But it’s just as critical to do the inhale part as well. Breathing deeply. Refilling our own cups with self-care and things that bring us joy. Giving ourselves permission to relax, take the pressure off, kick back and have a little fun.
What do you do to ‘inhale’?
Sometimes you have to sacrifice to reach the goal.✨
Cultural differences in leadership styles - Interesting post from @harvard_business_review
🤓 what is your experience? 🤔
A Japanese manager working in the United States, for example, found his American bosses to be outwardly egalitarian — encouraging subordinates to use first names and to speak up in meetings — but extremely autocratic in the way they made decisions. “I couldn’t figure out how to adapt my approach from one day to the next, because the culture was so contradictory and puzzling,” he said. Research conducted by INSEAD’s Erin Meyer shows that this confusion is common, often because managers fail to distinguish between two important dimensions of leadership — authority and decision-making — which vary by culture. To help, Meyer mapped 19 countries on a 2x2 based on her interviews with executives. Understanding attitudes toward authority (from hierarchical to egalitarian) and decision-making (from top-down to consensual) can go a long way in helping leaders become more effective in a global context.
I often think to myself "What REALLY is intelligence?" The more I speak and share my message with people I am convinced that Intelligence is the ability to sideline our own presupposition that have been instilled in us from our upbringing, experience and education and be able to see things from multiple perspectives.
It's the ability to fully believe in the 2nd amendment and still be able to have an intentional and purposeful conversation on what can be done to limit the number of mass shootings, and the misuse of guns.
It's the ability to believe in what the National Anthem stands for (and fully supporting that) and still understand that people of color still are fighting an uphill battle that is unfair and unneeded (for example - it just hit me that it was only 15 years before I was born that black people could vote in America - that's absolutely crazy and wrong). It's the ability to not only see opposing opinions through your own beliefs but also see our own beliefs through others' opinions.
If our beliefs are directly attached to our ears then we have a problem. Our belief should never inhibit our ability to listen to and learn from the perspectives of others. We can learn far more from people we disagree with than we agree with if we are willing to listen. This doesn't mean our belief changes, but it may direct the way we support our belief and the solutions we offer to our world's problems.
Many people hear me talking this way and think "That just means you don't stand for anything." Oh quite the contrary...I am a very passionate person about what I believe in, but my voice gets silenced if I can't host a discussion with those that think differently and learn from their perspective.
Leaders we have been called to a greater level of thinking, posting, tweeting etc. We have been called to create balanced and solution oriented cultures that make people's lives better. #leadership #leadershipskills #andystanley #speaker #leadershipspeaker #leadershiptraining #leadershipdevelopment #leadershipquotes #collegespeaker #orientationspeaker #organization #leadershipcoach
How do I make my vision a reality? - part 3
Surround yourself with good people- not yes people. The people you need will be determined by your strengths and weaknesses as they relate to your end goal. The same people will not fit in every journey you take.
This requires self-awareness and a willingness to admit that you’re not the best at everything. You can try to do it all yourself, but it’s better to realize that while you can go faster by yourself, you can go farther with a team.
How do I make my vision a reality? - part 2
You must be able to take a realistic assessment of where you are at right now. Every time you use a GPS, it asks for two things:
1. Where are you going? And
2. Where are you starting from?
You need to be both able and willing to take a critical look at the journey ahead. This is how you will know both WHAT you need and WHO you need to successfully make the journey.
How do I make my vision a reality? - part 1
You must have a clear and focused vision. Without this, you cannot possibly craft the plan required to make it happen. A general idea of what you are wanting to accomplish will not suffice.
You need to be able to answer the following questions before going further:
1. Who am I doing this for?
2. How do I measure when I’m succeeding?
3. What does the end game look like?
It takes many of us many years to finally give ourselves the permission to make being happy and feeling good a priority. It’s not arrogant. It’s not selfish. It’s not careless. Your happiness comes from loving yourself, no matter what. And you are sooooo lovable. 💫🤗💜💆♀️✨
Over the past few days I have been reminded once again of the importance of surrender.
We have recently been on holiday in Rhodes. The beach at our hotel was a pebble one and the white pebbles against the vivid blue of the ocean painted a beautiful backdrop. The sea looked so calm and tranquil, but was deceptive; there was a gentle current that pushed you to one side, away from the walkway across the pebbles. As I fought against the current, trying to keep myself in line with the walkway, I sensed the need to just surrender to the ocean; to lean into the gentle waves and allow myself to go with the flow. As I surrendered the need to keep myself positioned and allowed the ebb and flow of the water to carry me I was able to relax, enjoy the warm sea and the beauty around me.
In reality I still had to work to keep myself afloat; but in place of striving to be where I thought I needed to be I was able to relax and enjoy the experience. And at the end of my time in the water I was still able to make my way back to my sun bed across the pebbles using the shoes I had bought specifically for walking across the pebbles. In reality I didn’t need the walkway anyway!
God spoke to me through that experience about the need to let go of trying to keep my life aligned with the safety and security of the shore, with things that I think I need to hold on to, and instead to surrender to His ways and His provision. To allow Him to gently push me in the direction that He has planned for me. To trust in his plans for my life.
That lesson all took place within 30 minutes. Within that short amount of time I learnt to surrender to a greater power and felt the benefits of that surrender.
Then at church yesterday I was reminded of another opportunity I had to learn the lesson of surrender; this one took years, not minutes.
Back in 1986, just home from our honeymoon in Greece, there was a prophetic word relating to missionary work that I knew involved me. At that time being a missionary was not part of my plan for my life and I chose to ignore it. (This post is continued in the first 2 comments...)