I am sharing a lesson today from one of my favorite books by Og Mandino, The Greatest Miracle in the World.
In this great book, there is an incredibly powerful sentence that all leaders can learn from:
Use wisely your power of choice.
Listen to this episode to learn how you can use this power to be more effective and more successful.
Goals and goal setting. Much has been written about this topic; from importance to how to write the tasks and action items. Biagio ‘Bill’ Sciacca is the author of Goals Book: Embracing Personal Responsibility in an Age of Entitlement. Biagio not only does consulting, he has taught at the university level since 1982, and, recently, took a full-time academic post at Penn State University, where he lectures in Micro and Macro Economics, Marketing, Leadership, Strategic Management and Interpersonal Skills in Business. His first attempt at the book resulted in a lot of blank pages, where the reader was supposed to fill in their goals. He realized that this might not be helpful and takes a different approach to goal setting and encourages us to think about habit formation.
In my company, I allow my employees to choose their own job title.
I of course, did the same. And I know that I did a pretty decent job when I picked mine because when I tell people what it is, I almost always get comments on it.
But this video isn’t about my title, well not entirely. It’s about one very important word in my title…
And in this episode, I have two very important questions that leaders need to ask about potential in order to get great results.
All too often it’s the organizational norms that are preventing the company and it's people from growing. Change is rapid and relying on best practices or the playbook can be dangerous for the company and your career. Geoff Tuff is the co-author of DETONATE: Why—And How—Corporations Must Blow Up Best Practices (And Bring a Beginner’s Mind) to Survive. Geoff and Kevin discuss the DETONATE mindset, some typical best practices and why they need to be disrupted for next-generation thinking. Further, leaders at all levels need to look at what drives human behavior because that is where the change happens.
While the title of this post might have you thinking about the HVAC in your home, let me assure you that’s not what this is about.
In today’s episode, I’m talking about the filters that you see the world through as a leader – what they are and then how to change them.
Drew Dudley believes we should consciously create moments of leadership. He is the founder of Day One Leadership and author of This Is Day One: A Practical Guide To Leadership That Matters. Drew joins Kevin to talk about leadership and personal growth. We need to celebrate moments of compassion and generosity every day; not just look at leadership in blocks of time. Regardless of your role, leadership moments happen all the time and begin at the same place for everyone, Day One.
Our lives are busy – both at work and at home – and it’s easy to live in reality but not always easy to actually “see” what your reality is.
And as leaders, this is a really important distinction.
In today’s episode, I’m asking three questions to help leaders “see” their reality so that they can be more successful.
Don’t start with the problem. Think about your vision and where you want to go. Steve Shallenberger shared results of his research into what sets apart high achieving individuals in Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders. That research also led him to discover that most organizations did not have an approach to solving problems. Most leaders want their employees to bring solutions instead of problems, yet there is no process. This led him to co-write The Transformation Challenge. Steve shares stories and examples of his proprietary Six-Step Process to transform any challenge or problem.
As listeners of the Remarkable Leadership Podcast, he is offering a quick start guide to help walk you through the process. You can e-mail Steve at Steve@BecomingYourBest.com and mention this podcast.