Have you ever had one of those “aha” moments in your life where clarity was immediate?
I have had many moments like this over the last three decades as an entrepreneur, teacher, and parent. I wanted to share a personal experience with you that deeply influenced the content of my recently released book, It All Matters.
I was once asked to speak at a high school in Battle Creek Michigan by a Good friend of mine, Lorin Granger. Walking into the auditorium, I saw the faces of over 1,000 young students from a multitude of different cultural backgrounds. I had decided to craft a presentation around one simple but profound message:
Individually, you matter too much to far too many people to not matter enough to yourself to live your life to your greatest capacity. Read more...
Normally, Mondays are reserved for Reel Leadership articles. This week is going to be different. The Reel Leadership series is being interrupted to share with you a message from my friend Tyler Reagin.
If Tyler’s name sounds familiar, it could be you listened to the podcast episode of Answers From Leadership Podcast where he was a guest or you might know him as the President of the Catalyst Conference.
Tyler shared on the Catalyst Leader blog about the theme of Catalyst 2017. The theme for Catalyst is Of Good Courage. And I’m excited to share with you the message he shared with the Catalyst audience.
Dear Catalyst Leader,
It’s been an eventful year, to say the least. Rarely does a day go by when we’re not inundated by news of a natural disaster, violent protest, or political hot topic. The world is creating noise at unprecedented levels. Read more...
The magnitude of the problems we solve will determine the size of the impact we make on the world.
Since 2005, I’ve been coaching and mentoring people to live their greatest life. Everyone I’ve worked with wants to make an impact with their life. The biggest problem they face is knowing how to do it.
For more than a decade, I’ve been passionate about this same subject and have done extensive research on the subject. I’ve discovered that the best way to change the world is to solve societal problems. I will show you an excellent time-tested approach that you can use to solve any problem. I’m confident that if you apply this information, you will start taking the crucial steps to making your life count. Read more...
I grew up in an extremely Disney-loving family. If his movies and his parks are any indications of the man himself, Walt Disney was a true leader- he wanted everyone to find their happiness. As a rather odd girl who loves books and never quite fit in.
As a rather odd girl who loves books and never quite fit in, Beauty and the Beast has always been my favorite, and I looked to Belle for leadership as a child. I was ecstatic to find that the new live-action rendition offers even more leadership lessons, not just to girls like Belle and I, but to anyone willing to watch.
These are lessons that we all can learn from and although I’m writing it from a female’s perspective, the lessons can generally be used by both male and female. I’ll start off with some quotes.
To be valued by your followers and to have an outstanding and high performance in work is every leader’s ultimate goal. Leadership is a large role in any career development, and one has to put in the time, hard work and commitment to achieve results. Just like any other skill, leadership requires continuous learning and consistent practicing till perfection is attained.
To be an effective leader you need to be resilient, patient, understanding and a role model. Having technical skills alone does not cut it; one needs soft skills to make a successfully all rounded leader. Here are some ways to instantly elevate your leadership skills that will guarantee growth. Read more...