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Focusing Forward and Being Present

by Carol Williams

The REAL answers to your Strategic Stuckness are embedded in the question: “if it’s so easy, why aren’t we all doing it?” Let’s jump into some effective FOCUSING strategies!

This is for you if ANY of these feel true:

– You start out with a plan

– Your plan is a joke by day’s end and you’re asking “why bother?”

– You start out without a plan…responding to emergencies (which somehow don’t quit)

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Leadership- what does that even mean?

We have come to a point in society where consumers trust what a real person has to say about a product and service more than any shiny advertisement.  Trust is a key factor in the customers’/clients’ decision making process.  Reputation and credibility of a company can be improved by emphasizing ethical decisions, behaviors, boundaries and ideas. Using leadership skills to demonstrate appropriate business ethics can help build a teams’ culture within a business. In addition, it provides measurable benchmarks for employees to follow as they make independent decisions in their daily duties.

Traits of Leadership

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7 New Types of Leadership Models for Innovative Thinkers by Chris Viscomi

When it comes to aligning with any of the new types of leadership models, it pays to get creative and break the mold.

Why is this the case?

The fact is, the corporate structure has long been a fairly uniform thing.

Historically speaking, executives were perceived as straight-laced individuals. They wore immaculately pressed suits and carried subdued reactions. In turn, they were viewed as the quintessential professional.

Think of classic films or TV shows like Mad Men. In past eras, executives always said the right thing and were not easily ruffled.

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by Jeff Saari

There are many people out there that think positive thinking is the holy grail.  There’s nothing wrong with that per se, but we can’t live up to the ideal of not thinking negatively can we?  We all have negative thoughts, judgments, and feelings from time to time; some more than others.  And then we have positive times.  Hopefully you have more of the former, but this isn’t the main event.  My mentor Robert Fritz once told us some years ago in a workshop that what actually matters is what you want to create.  The creator wants to create the creation just because it wants to be created.  I think there is a place for negativity and I am sometimes stricken by its hold.  There is great power in negativity because it is showing you that something is awry with what you are trying to create.  It helps us, or can help us, focus back on what it is we want and then keep the actions going to get it.  We never know if the creation will pan out or will be good or received well by others, but that is again not the main event.  Creating for creating’s sake is the name of the game.  So the next time you are betwixt with a negative (or positive) mindset, don’t overload it with some pithy ideal from The Secret, acknowledge your dismay and turn its eye onto what it’s telling you to bring into existence.  So talk to your challenging co-worker, clean out that office clutter, get to the gym.  Not because you have to, but because you want to.

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“Aspire to Inspire before you Expire” by Paula Mathews

This motto was posted a while ago in Facebook. It is attributed to Crystalline Starseed-Pleiadian or Eugene Bell, Jr. or Israelmore Ayivor, depending on whom you ask. This quote reminds me of teaching and why many people go into the teaching field.

There are so many different ways to inspire your employees, your family, and your friends.

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