How To Get 3 Types Of Team Members To Open Up

A major challenge many leaders face is getting their team members to open up and share ideas. Whether it’s in a large meeting or one on one, we can have a hard time getting others to share.

Communication styles are important

The challenge stems from the fact there are at least 3 types of people that we lead. And each one has a different way they’re comfortable sharing their ideas.

1. The outgoing one: You know who I’m talking about. He’s the first to speak up. For him, you don’t really have a problem getting him to speak up.

You ask, he speaks. And he speaks. And he speaks some more.

Getting him to not share is more of a challenge than getting him to let you know what’s on his mind.

How To Build A Massive Social Media Following With Bobby Umar

The Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 41

We all know social media has become an important part of our lives, even our businesses. Yet many leaders are reluctant to join social media and begin using it to enhance their reach.

Why is it people are scared of social media? That’s what Bobby Umar and I discuss in this episode of the Answers From Leadership podcast.

I dig deep with Bobby, a social media wizard who has close to half a million followers, about the dangers and benefits of social media, what one can do to quickly grow their social media following, and more.

Building a social media presence is important for leaders

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Show Notes

Is there anything else you’d like listeners to know about you?

You got that pretty well. I focus on networking, personal branding, and social media. Those are the things that I care about. And helping stuck or lost leaders and people who feel unfulfilled. That’s what I do.

26 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Transformers 5: The Last Knight

A Reel Leadership Article

I can hardly believe Transformers 5 released this past weekend. Transformers: The Last Knight is Michael Bay’s last outing as the director of the Transformers series.

Over the years, I’ve enjoyed seeing the giant transforming robots brought to the big screen. Even if the Transformers movies strayed from the 80’s cartoon I so fondly remember. Each new movie in the series brought out the little kid within me.

leadership lessons from Transformers 5: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight did the same thing. I sat awed sitting in the second row staring up at the screen. Watching my favorite Transformers battling it out made my day.

I also some saw important leadership lessons in Transformers: The Last Knight. And I want to share those leadership lessons with you.

Caution: Transformers: The Last Knight spoilers below

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Transformers: The Last Knight

1. King Arthur:

Without sacrifice, there can be no victory.

Are You Ready To Lead?

Leadership is rarely a position that you’re ready for when you walk into the role. Many times, young leaders are thrust into the role of leadership well before they’ve had time to prepare.

That’s a scary proposition. And many leaders bow out before their time is done.

Being in a position you’re not ready for can wear you down. It can break you. You will want to quit.

But that’s because you’re not prepared. It doesn’t mean you can’t become prepared.

We have to be prepared to lead

Abraham Lincoln is often credited with saying:

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Did good old Abe Lincoln really say this? I’m not sure.

What I am sure about is that the quote is still valid. And preparation is something we must do regularly.

Stop Living In Fear

When fear rules your life

The last couple of years of my life has been filled with fear. It all started with our dog Zane.

He was a great boy but he had a mean streak to him. One that led to a lot of fear in our lives.

Fear will control you

Over the course of his short life, Zane would snap. By snapping, I mean he would turn on us and bite us. There were multiple times this happened over the years we owned him.

While we loved him, we also feared he would become violent. One day he did and that was the day we made the decision we would have to put him down.

Then, for the next 3 years, we lived with the fear we would lose our other dog Leviticus to old age. We lost Leviticus almost a year ago.

Those years were filled with fear.