Understanding Company Culture For Leading Change

Understanding Company Culture For Leading Change

Following up on my blog last week on Investing In The Company Culture Is Smart! let us look at an important way to understand your organization's culture to help lead the change. Company cultural norms determine what's encouraged or discouraged, accepted or rejected within a group. It energizes teams to work toward a shared purpose. Leaders must understand the power and dynamics of company culture to execute. According to a recent Harvard Business Review article, there are two primary dimensions of culture: How people interact with each other, with independence on one end of the spectrum to inter-dependence on the other.How they…
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Raise Your Leadership Lid For Your Personal and Organizational Growth!

Raise Your Leadership Lid For Your Personal and Organizational Growth!

John Maxwell says Leadership ability is the lid that determines a person’s level of effectiveness. Leadership ability always limits personal and organizational effectiveness. Personal and organizational effectiveness is proportional to your strength of leadership. The lower an individual’s ability to lead, the lower the lid on his potential. The higher the leadership, the greater the effectiveness. Personal success without leadership ability brings only limited effectiveness. Take sports as an example. Talented athletes with poor coaches are not usually winning teams. To change the effectiveness of the team, lift up the leadership of the coach. That’s the Law of the Lid.…
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So, Which Level Do You Belong In Your Leadership Journey?

So, Which Level Do You Belong In Your Leadership Journey?

Congratulations, You are a leader! But, Do you know where you are on your leadership journey, and where do you go from here?Do you want to know how to get to the next level?Do you want to understand and increase your effectiveness? As defined by John C Maxwell, the 5 Levels of Leadership, is an extremely valuable tool to help in your leadership growth journey. Here is an overview of the 5 Levels of Leadership. These five levels of leadership build upon each other. In other words, Level 4 leaders still need to do the things that make Level 3…
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Managing Priority – A Critical Leadership Ingredient

Managing Priority – A Critical Leadership Ingredient

Do you have plenty of time to do all that you want and need to do in a day? I’m guessing the answer is no. I have yet to meet any busy leaders who feel they have more than enough time to do all they want. Developing Leader Within You by John C Maxwell gives a good overview and solution for managing priority. Coach and speaker Jamie Cornell wrote, “Time cannot and will not be managed, and you will never get more of it. The problem is rooted in the choices you are making with others and your own choices. You choose…
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Investing In The Company Culture Is Smart!

Investing In The Company Culture Is Smart!

Motivated employees tend to produce happier customers and company culture plays a major role. As per the Harvard Business Review survey, the factors impacting employee motivation, on a scale from minus 100 to 100, are as follows: Proper role design can increase the motivation score by almost 50, whereas the organization identity can increase by 35%. Traditional wisdom tells us that the key elements related to job satisfaction with more quantitative factors like compensation and performance reviews are big sources of motivation. As per the above data, that actually turned out to be less important.  Businesses with strong company cultures…
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A Virtual Event to transform your life

A Virtual Event to transform your life

Presented a talk on “A Sure-shot Way To Multiply Your Influence” at the Yes Mastermind Intensive 3-day event by Pam Heath, The YES Coach™ June 24 - 26, 2021 If you've been waiting for that one virtual event that would sum it all up... wait no more! This is it! This is the one! We've attended tons of virtual events since COVID-19 changed the playing field. But those big price tags don't always stack up with the quality of content and learning, which is exactly why we've decided to run our very own! Inside this Mastermind, we work with you…
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Connecting with People through Behavioral Analysis

Connecting with People through Behavioral Analysis

Talk is cheap. Everybody does it. The question is, how can you make your words matter and influence the outcome? How can you really connect with others? What if you could tap into your greatest motivations and dramatically improve relationships and accelerate your results?When you genuinely connect with others – one-on-one, in groups, or with an audience – your sense of direction improves, your ability to create teamwork increases, you experience better relationships, and your ability to influence others expands. Everyone you encounter is motivated differently, communicates differently and views tasks and relationships differently. The behavior profiling will help you…
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Toastmasters Leadership Institute

Toastmasters Leadership Institute

Presented a talk on “Powering Your Way to Influence” at Toastmasters District 101 Event as part of Toastmasters Leadership Institute Strategic Talk Series, Spring 2021 Toastmasters Leadership Institute, Spring 2021Learn, Grow, and Reinvent through theToastmasters Leadership Institute Series Online
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Becoming a trusted leader – The Concluding Part

Becoming a trusted leader – The Concluding Part

In my fourth blog in this series I published a few days ago, I talked about a) Grow yourself, get better b) Confront Reality, and c) Clarify Expectations. Here is the concluding part with four more behaviors. Behavior #10: Practice Accountability “People who lead know a secret: they can’t trust themselves.” It is when you think you are untouchable that you learn how quickly you can be touched by poor choices. For this reason, you must practice accountability. Based on the principles of accountability, responsibility, stewardship, and ownership, here are things to do: Hold yourself and others accountable.Take responsibility for results.Be clear…
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