The Problem with Overlooking Mindsets When Setting Organizational Strategy

The Problem with Overlooking Mindsets When Setting Organizational Strategy

This story reiterated to me that if we want to move forward and upward, whether individually or as an organization, it requires that we focus on and develop positive mindsets. When we focus on and develop positive mindsets, the progress toward our goals and destination becomes natural and relatively painless.

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Be Courageous Enough to ‘Work the Angles’

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Be Courageous Enough to ‘Work the Angles’

It can be scary and uncertain to take our focus off of what is measured (employee performance), and place it on something that doesn’t even get rewarded (employee morale). But, this is what the truly influential leaders are able to do. It takes courage.

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Create a Culture Committed to Greatness

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Create a Culture Committed to Greatness

If an organization is truly committed to greatness, employees will feel safe calling for change and other employees will be open to considering new ideas and invitations to operate at a higher level.

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Be Intentional

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Be Intentional

Effective leaders are intentional leaders. They are deliberate with their purpose, feelings, energy, influence, calendar, and well-being. In this post, I briefly discuss each of these areas and give a few suggestions for broadly improving our intentionality.

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Heal Thyself and Lead from Heart, not Hurt!

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Heal Thyself and Lead from Heart, not Hurt!

Learn what Brené Brown has to say about: 1. What prevents leaders from being more effective, 2. How it is critical for leaders to become more self-aware in order to become more effective, and 3. What is required of leaders to actually move the needle on their effectiveness.

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Show Appreciation

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Show Appreciation

The difference between recognition and appreciation can mean the difference between being a weak positive influence and a strong positive influence on those you lead.

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Improve the Lenses You Use to See the World

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Improve the Lenses You Use to See the World

How we see the situations we encounter shape our ability to be a positive influence, someone that others want to follow.

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Be Someone Others Want to Follow

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Be Someone Others Want to Follow

Being an effective leader requires that we become someone others want to follow, developing and improving ourselves such that we become someone that others admire and want to follow, not because of the position we hold, but because of the person we are.

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Investigate and Improve Your Why

Becoming a More Positive Influence: Investigate and Improve Your Why

Your goal orientation plays a driving role in your effectiveness and success as a person, parent, employee, leader, etc. Thus, if you do want to be effective and successful, it is important to question your “why.” What goal orientation do you have? If you have anything but a mastery orientation you are surely putting a limit to how effective and successful you can be.