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Sylvia Plath

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Do you know what the cost to your company is when employee values do not match company values? What about turnover? Training new employees? Quality services/products? Customer relations? The list can go on. It costs when you hire bodies to fill in a spot compared to ensuring there is alignment in values.

Your company values should be the cornerstone foundation upon which your company is built. These values are not behavioral or social standards or aspirations. Does your executive team authentically embrace the company values?

Ask vs Guess Culture is an impactful aspect to effectively communicating. One side will ask anything, anytime while the other side will only ask if they’re sure the answer will be yes. Bridge the gap by understanding your method and how the other side works.

While DiSC Theory is typically used to predict a person’s leadership potential, it can also be used to predict an individual’s communication style. Do you know what you predominant style is?

Quantum linguistics is digging into effective communication on a deeper level. Words have meaning and create an impact inside us all.

Do you know every aspect to communication? It is a deeply involved process of learning how the receiver processes information, what kind of listener they are, what chunk style they are, and more! Read about it.

The Ego can be the downfall of effective leadership and decision-making. How do you recognize “I”? How do we become more consciously aware of the unconscious egoic sense of survival? Do you know the difference between a healthy sense of ego and the dark side of the ego?

How many leadership skills do you think the entrepreneur uses when engaging a team to help run their business? The cost of training new team members adds up quickly for small businesses (time is also money). Read more about why leadership development is important for entrepreneurs.

How adaptable do you perceive government organizations to be? How progressive? What happens when an organization does not adapt to change? It becomes stagnant and irrelevant. Is that what we want for our future? Government leadership needs to be adaptable to change in order to progress into the future and not be stagnant. What happens to a stagnating government?

You feel like you are adept at embracing situational or transformational leadership. You think you have the respect and trust of your followers. That’s all fine and dandy, but do you even know how to follow? Do you know why that might be important?

Relationship Management consists of inspiration, influence, and motivating action for a greater good. Those that are highly developed relationship managers are adept at change and conflict management and are strong negotiators.

Also known as social intelligence, this aspect of emotional intelligence is important when addressing a diverse group. It is about empathy, perspective, and communication. What is your intent when addressing a group of individuals?

Self-Management can help you make stronger decisions and can enhance every area of your life.

Emotional awareness is understanding on a conscious level what you are feeling and why.

Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize and manage emotions in self and others.

Life skills are divided between hard and soft. Read more about why soft skills are just as important as hard skills.

What is networking to you? Do you know the true value of networking for your business?

While some aspects to communicating through a virtual connection has changed, effectively communicating is the same. Here are just a few tips on how to communicate virtually.

What is the difference between leading virtually and leading in person? While the platform from which you lead has changed, the concept of leading has not.

Do you know the internal difference between creating harmony in your life and balancing your life?

Authentic leadership comes from the heart. It is remaining true to who you are inside at all times. Saying you are wrong or admitting you don’t know.

Are you authentically leading? Contact me for more information.

Have you defined your dream or discovered your passion? Maybe you have several passions and struggle with focus. Read about how I focused my passion and built my dream.

Contact me to talk about building your dream and discovering your passion.

How you ended 2020 can very well set up how you move into 2021. How are you choosing to move forward? Are you progressing with intention or maintaining your same old response? What is the purpose of staying the same? What to know how to shift your mindset? Email me.

Effective communication, as a leader, is your responsibility. To be effective, you have to know how the receiver internally processes information. You have to understand the receivers strategies in order to fit your message to their level of understanding. Want to know how to effectively engage others? Email me.

Be honest about what you don’t know. The old “fake it ’till you make it” adage is horrible advice. Seriously, why would you even want to pretend that you knew it all? What purpose would that serve? Who would that serve? If you find that you are struggling with overcoming the bad advice you heard, send me an email.

Remembering the History of Labor Day

Labor Day was brought about by protests (and violent riots). Working conditions in the United States were beyond sub-par. There were very little breaks (if any), hazardous working conditions, and people would work 12-hour days, every day. Even if you do not agree with the concept of Unions today, they have served a very real purpose and are the reason you do not have to work every day, all day. Read more here.

Leadership Styles

Do you know what leadership style you use? Can you tap into more than one style? Find out more about some of the more popularized leadership styles here. Though there are certainly far more than I wrote about.

The US and Its Rebellious History

When people have had enough, they will take to the streets and make their cause known. This has been proven throughout history, and the United States of America has a long, sordid history with protests, riots, and looting. Before passing judgment so quickly, brush up on some protest history here.

Working from Home

Remote work finally been recognized as an important aspect to business. In a time of economic hardships, there are options for working from home if you have been impacted. And who knows, maybe it’ll become your new profession. Read more about it here. And always remember, I am here if you need someone to talk to.

The Importance of Structure in a Time of Chaos

Everyone that has been given the option has suddenly found themselves working remotely. This can be overwhelming for the unprepared and inexperienced. Read more here for my tips on taking control of the chaos and adding virtual socialization during this time in our lives.

Important Life Skills for Success

Gen X has been juggling so many balls at once that we kinda forgot to pass on some important information to the younger generations… The supposed soft skills that are crucial for success in life and at work. Collaboration, critical thinking, work ethic, confidence, communication, creativity, grit, and time-management. Read more here.

Find Your Support Group

Everyone needs support, regardless if you’re an introvert, an extrovert, or a bit of both. Without support, we can become discouraged in our ventures. This can create an avalanche of lowered self-esteem and uncompleted attempts. Read more here about finding a support group that will encourage and motivate you.

The Community that Thrived and was then Massacred

How many people (outside of Oklahoma) know about Black Wall Street? The thriving and successful community that came to a tragic end on May 31st, 1921. It was a flourishing community of stores, a library, schools, a bank, and more. Even though it is not yet Black History Month, it is always important to know history. Knowledge is power to change the future. Read more about a community nestled in Tulsa, Oklahoma, called Greenwood here.

Save Your Sanity – Separate Business from Personal

Every entrepreneur struggles with separating work from home. If you work from home, it’s even harder. While the two sides can never realistically be completely and totally separate, there are ways to help make a clear distinction in your life so you can enjoy both sides of the coin. Read this article here for some tips I use. Let me know what works for you and what hasn’t worked.

The Intelligence of Emotions

Emotional Intelligence has 4 main components: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management. Find out more here about it.

Organizational Culture

Do you know what your Organizational Culture is? Check out this post to find out more.