Leading in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world takes its toll on the best of us. If we aren’t careful, the stress and difficulty of leadership can quickly become a burden that negatively shapes our perspective and causes us to lead in unhealthy ways.
Last week I wrote about five warning signs that indicate you’re leading with a wounded spirit. Those warning signs serve notice that something is off track with your inner life as a leader. They signify your values, beliefs, and attitudes have taken a negative hit from the rough experiences you’ve had, and there is a need to adjust your mindset and priorities so you can get back on track to leading at your full potential.
Even more important than recognizing the warning signs something is wrong with your inner life as a leader, is pursuing strategies to prevent yourself from running off the rails in the…
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A local law office has been growing the last couple of years slower than it had in the early days. Maybe it’s the economic climate causing the slowing growth. Maybe it’s the win percentage that’s gradually creeping down that is scaring off new clients. Maybe it’s simply bad customer service. Whatever it is, it has to stop. Things can’t continue to decline or everyone in the firm will be out of a job.
The founding partner decides to take action. He goes out and finds a hungry outside salesmen that will bring in new clients and head the firms marketing campaign. The salesman is energetic and knows he has to be because his pay incentives are set up as a commission for each new client he brings in.
The founding partner is thrilled after the introduction of the salesman to the rest of the partners because everyone gets along so…
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Not having a network stifles your growth. Connect with people who add value to you and to whom you can return the favor. Rapport and relationship often lead you to the doors of opportunity and the gates of success.
Grateful for eveyone I am positively and purposefully connected to!