Decisions are a part of all of our lives. Even our furry companions make decisions. I know Lok, my Vizsla, does.
He can choose to listen to my commands. He can choose to obey and be rewarded. He can also choose whether to play, eat, sleep, etc…
Yet, while my dog can make a decision, I wouldn’t want him to lead me. I know you feel the same. You love your pet but you wouldn’t trust his decision making compacity to lead you, your family, or your organization.
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If we don’t want to be led by poor decision makers, it would serve to reason we don’t want to make bad decisions either. So, what can you do to become a better decision maker? Read more...
Every leader has a voice. Each voice is unique. That’s what makes it such a crying shame when you and other leaders fail to speak up.
You have a unique way of communicating your message. The way you share and the way you tell stories, you do in such a way that no one can copy you.
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And it’s awesome. It’s unique. It’s you!
Your Voice Connects People
More than having a unique voice, your voice does something no one else can. Your voice will connect people to your message. This comes from your unique perspective and communication style.
You might communicate loud and brash. Or you might be meek and mild. Still, you could fall somewhere in-between.
Wherever you fall in your communication style, someone connects with the way you communicate. This is powerful stuff. Read more...
I can show you the world Shining, shimmering splendid Tell me, princess, now when did You last let your heart decide? These lyrics defined a generation much like “Do you want to build a snowman? Or ride our bike around the halls? I think some company is overdue I’ve started talking to The pictures on the walls!” from Frozen has defined the current generation for many young people.
I remember when the animated version of Aladdin was released in 1992. The animation was stunning. The story was engaging. And the music was top notch.
There were few people who didn’t fall in love with Aladdin at this time. Now, it’s time for a whole new generation to fall in love with the Aladdin story in a whole new way. Read more...
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As far as the art of self-development is concerned, you won’t learn more than when you run a business. Regardless of how prepared you are, there are things that will always take you by surprise. But regardless of the stature of the business, even if you’re running a small one out of your home, it’s important that you get it into your head at the outset that your business is a grand entity.
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This will prepare you for upscaling the company, but also giving yourself the motivation to develop yourself further. And when it comes to treating your small business like a big one, are there any things that we can get in place?
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By not speaking up, you’re sending a crystal clear message to those you’re leading and those you’re influencing. You’re sending a message that your voice doesn’t matter.
This may seem crazy to you but it is true. Your silence is screaming at those waiting to listen to you. They desire to hear from you and learn from you.
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But, when all you do is stay silent, your reputation can be irreparably damaged.
Silence Says Something
When you stay silent, you’re sending a message. You’re saying you don’t believe in what you say. You say you’re unsure you have something of value to contribute. Or maybe you’re saying you don’t know what you’re doing.
Regardless of what message you’re sending when you stay silent, you’re sending a message. A message people are receiving and playing over and over in their minds. Read more...