How To Deal With Success As A Leader

As we inch closer and closer to success, you may notice things begin to change. I’ve seen it happen with friends of mine.

They start to act differently. They make different, sometimes unwise, choices. They look at life differently.

Then there are those who stay true to who they are. They walk the talk. They are the real deal.

Both are dealing with their success. Just not in the same way.

Deal with success properly

The Wrong Way To Deal With Success

My heart breaks when I think of people who are considered successful yet their lives are falling down around them.

Marriages are destroyed. Families are torn apart. Businesses that appear stable crumble and fall.

Lately, I’ve watched as successful people have cheated on their wives and failed to heed the advice of others. I’ve seen others spend their money until they’re broke.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Encanto

A Reel Leadership Article

Encanto is the new Walt Disney Pictures movie. It is a touching tale of a family divided and reconciling. It is also a musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton.

If you’d like the amazing soundtrack from Encanto, you can purchase it at Amazon.

Mirabel (Stephanie Beatriz) is the first in her family not to be given a gift by their enchanted house. As she grows older, she has become quietly discontent with no gift. Eventually, something shocking happens. The magical house begins to crack.

Family in the movie Encanto

We discover the reason later in the film. I won’t spoil the Encanto twist for you here though I will touch on the reasoning in the leadership lessons I share.

While a children’s movie, Encanto is great for the young, old, and young at heart. One of the great things about this movie is that you can take your child to see the film and discuss the life and leadership lessons you see. Don’t write it off simply because it is a children’s movie.

How Can You Be A More Visionary Business Leader?

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The  Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy estimates about 30.2 million small businesses in the US. These companies are constantly competing and looking for competitive advantages that give them an edge over their rivals. Visionary leadership can be your company’s most significant competitive advantage. Therefore, it would help to focus on honing your innovative leadership skills to contribute to your company’s success. Here are some of the ways to be a more visionary business leader.

  • Take reality-informed decisions with an eye on the future

African American man thinking with question marks behind him

6 Key Differences Between Managers and Leaders

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 There’s this idea that if you’re a manager, you’re immediately a leader. The idea of getting promoted in a management position does sound as if you’re getting into the shoes of a leader, right? Well, yes and no. There are some very important distinctions between managing people and leading people.

 This is something that is often not taught in business school so the confusion between the two sticks around. Whether you’re a manager, wanting to become one, or even just wanting to improve in a leadership position, it’s important to learn the difference between the two. These are some of the biggest and most important differences between managers and leaders. 

5 Leadership Books To Read In December 2021

I hope everyone that celebrates Thanksgiving had a fantastic day remembering what they’re thankful for. Remember, we have a lot to be grateful for even if everything isn’t perfect in our lives.

It’s hard to believe December is right around the corner. It seems like we just started November.

pile of open books

With the coming new month, I want to share five leadership books to consider reading in December. These books will take your leadership to the next level.

5 Leadership Books To Read In December 2021

Halftime by Bob Buford:

Buford helps us realize that our most significant years are often not our early years. Our later years are where we’re able to put all of our learned skills, talents, and knowledge to work.

We can also take stock of our successes and accomplishments up until that point, redefine what significance means to you, identity new personal goals, and develop a mission for serving God.