Leadership lessons from Dallas Seavey, 4 time Iditarod Champion.
Goals left to themselves do not tend to lead to results, and rarely do they lead to the specific results that the goal was aiming for. Yet, many of us do set goals for the year, usually with good intentions, with no accountability or structure in place to win big.
There seems to be a growing pressure to fit more activities in less time without losing sight of the priorities that matter most. Below are four powerful questions to ask yourself so you can end the year strong.
Recently, I was reflecting upon the perspectives I applied to my five different careers and how they resulted in growth, opportunity, and continued advancement. I advise you to adopt these attitudes and see the positive outcomes in your own life.
Building Champions CEO Daniel Harkavy recently spoke to an audience of executives at their corporation’s customized Experience about prioritizing what is truly important to you. Urging them to make tough choices each day to get the results they want in work and life, he asked, “Are you giving your leftovers to the people who mean the most to you?”
You need to master the skills of your current career or profession – even if you don’t like what you are doing and want a change.
Leaders get asked to do a lot of things. In fact, the more successful you are in life aspects, the more you will be asked to do. Here lies an irony for the successful leader – a leader in business, at home, or anywhere in life: The more I accomplish the more I have to manage.
Our brain is often at war with itself. The primitive emotional centers (the Gecko) versus the advanced intellectual centers (the Geek). The Gecko gets us in trouble because it’s only capacity is to react, while the Geek thinks, then reacts.
I’m finding less people excited about the trends that create opportunities right in front of them. Many are feeling overwhelmed by issues and some are slacking on their fundamentals. Once that happens you become like a boxer on the ropes – it’s just a matter of time before you get knocked out.
There are things that get in the way every day to distract us from accomplishing what’s most important. They block us from getting to the high priority actions that can take our business and personal lives to a higher level.
As we wind down from the first 90 days of 2016, some of you have intuitively taken time to reflect on your Life Plan, measuring your progress from the decisions you made back in late December, and aiming for better results in a few key areas that were important to you.
Research shows that people tend to quit their bosses, not their job. According to Gallup polls, managers almost single-handedly make or break employee engagement levels. Oftentimes we think that we have to make big monetary investments to show our employees that we value and appreciate them, but investing in your people in ways that speak to their intrinsic motivation pays bigger dividends.