Enjoy a wonderful celebration of 2014.
Enjoy a wonderful kick off to 2015.
Many blessing for a fabulous & happy New Year!
Posts this time of year usually come from reflection on what has passed in the previous 11 months. This one is no different.
an essential behaviour for any leader is the act of bravery. Bravery is not a moniker that can be bought...it cannot be self-appointed. Bravery is not attributed to everyone, but is reserved for those whose innovation in their industry cause them to stand out from the crowd, whose unyielding effort and error push their organizations into new territories, and whose boldness compels them to stand up for those less fortunate. These are the Brave Ones. (from Leadercast 2015)
When writing a meeting agenda, do you also attach to the notes, the objective of that particular item or the time spent?
This 'broken-ness' is getting in the way. So instead, make it useful.Thankfully, my clients have been understanding of appointment changes and location changes.
It's all in the attitude & the approach - attitude reflects leadership!
make a list of everything you accomplished this year by going through your calendarYou will be so amazed at the number of appointments you had, new people you met, deals you closed.
Easier: because focus is the same
More Difficult: because now there are challenges coming from a lot of directions, each person passionate for resultsLooking at clients through this lens adds a small complication - no longer are you or your business a fit for everyone, you are becoming selective. How do you make the move away from fishing in the biggest pool possible, to a narrow stream? Again, go back to what you do best and why - what is the purpose...if you are specific enough with your mission you are qualifying clients as you go. In order for your work to be well-received, well-implemented and sustainable it needs to be in the hands of the right client. They will become your advocate and connect you to more like-purpose clients.
what is the problem we are trying to solve?This is usually not an easy question to answer as it can be very complex. We need to find enough focus to simplify the question by narrowing down the selection of responses. This way, solving for X becomes clear. Clarity is the key to great delegation, excellent productivity, superior results and an engaged and collaborative team.