Strategic bets can drive you and your team closer to your vision. Here are six ways to go after your bets.
Like many leaders, Christy Walker knows how difficult it can be to make time for herself. After starting her RE/MAX Signature franchise on the eve of the Great Recession in 2007, the Phoenix real estate broker kept her team afloat through several tough years and even grew her company — but she still struggled to […]
As leaders, many of us start our careers with energy and passion — we’re eager to grow our skills and make a difference. But once we reach a certain level of success, there’s a danger that we can lose that drive to dream big. We’re tempted to slow down and protect what we’ve earned. We […]
Our pursuit of happiness has built billion-dollar industries — and not surprisingly, it has also bled into the workplace. While business leaders are busy conjuring up new perks and strategies to keep employees smiling, they’re also chasing their own happiness during the workday. But spending so much time and effort trying to be happy at […]
If a leader wants their team to be successful, it is critical they own and accomplish the following actions; Communicate Often, Get Up and Get Out, Stay Focused on Strengthening the Team, and Keep Focused on Critical Strategic Decisions.
Coaching your team well is a hallmark of leadership excellence. As a leader, you are responsible for equipping your people to think differently, meet great challenges, and ultimately succeed. However, their success will be a hollow victory if they never take ownership of their own development.
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.
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.
The process of planting seed can be exciting. During this time the vision is fresh, expectations are high, and energy levels are at their peak. However, planting seed is not the end of the process. Highly Productive People know it’s just the beginning. They understand the power of watering and waiting.
I can’t believe that I once bought into the idea that leaders are born. I was always pretty good at leading people, even from an early age, so it must be true. I couldn’t have been more wrong!
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.
At some point over the past few years, I realized that great visions aren’t developed, they are discovered. People don’t just come up with a great vision. This is true for individuals as well as teams. I realized that, for the most part, individuals and leaders of groups say they want others to buy in to their vision. After hearing this over and over, it dawned on me that, in many cases, that’s what they get. However, it isn’t necessarily what they want.