What are you immediately driven to think, say or do? Over time you will have become used to your way of thinking, your instinctive responses have developed. I often notice that we can exercise choice more purposefully and more often. We are either evolving or repeating. Your choice-muscle could be rejuvenated by exercise and strengthening.
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How are decisions, yours and others, affecting your potential? Could your frustrations stem from indecision or clouded decision making?
This Simple Note observes the effects of decisions and indecisions!
Over the last few months I have been in conversation with people who have found themselves at different stages along the spectrum of change – from those that are fearful and resistant; to those that are exhausted from efforts to make change happen; and to those that are in the midst of change - relishing it or rueing it!
As one of my old coaches, Drew Rozell, eloquently stated “You’re here, now, nowhere else. Act like it!” This played out again for me last week as I delivered several speeches. The same may be true for you, rushing from one meeting to the next, and from one gnarly email to the next conversation. Here are a few angles to help inspire your awareness and return to right here, right now.
In the last week I have been reminded that nothing is impossible and that with a little bit of leadership magic, seemingly miraculous results can occur. It’s led me to reflect on the lessons we can learn from one arena and take into another, so, like many around me, I’ve been asking, how do miracles happen?!
Are you in a culture of compliance or is your inner rebel rising?
When you find yourself on a path of de-motivation it is likely that you have scoured your thoughts in an attempt to re-establish the point of you, your purpose. You may have rebelled or just complied.
You have a choice, there is another way.
Your ability to influence others is a crucial skill, without it your leadership is impotent. So how do you enhance it? What influence impact did you have on others yesterday? What influence impact will you have today and in the weeks and months ahead and how can you increase it?
In leadership and in almost all business communication, the greater your gravitas, the more impact you will have. At some point in the dialogues of almost all of my leadership coaching engagements we (my client and I) explore this important aspect. This Simple Note explores how you can begin to increase your gravitas.