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Leadership & the Power of Self-Awareness

This was originally posted by GiANT Worldwide and I wanted to share it here as well. If you’re interested in learning more about how your personality affects your leadership, I’m happy to schedule a meeting to discuss. Just click the contact button and let me know! Socrates once said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” By that he meant …

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Work ON Your Business, Not IN It: 3 Questions to Spur Growth

Do you really want to grow your organization? If so, do you know where to focus your energy, and are you doing it?  By default, most business owners and leaders will answer yes to the first question, but come up with a variety of answers for the second one. And while the desire may truly be for growth, many people’s …

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3 Hallmarks of Healthy Culture

One of the biggest question marks in running and growing any team involves dealing with the amorphous nature of culture within an organization. Unlike identifying, analyzing, changing, and implementing strategy or resource decisions, people decisions are the hardest to put a finger on. They require constant pulse-checking and investment into the things that make your people tick which can, themselves, …

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The Power of Questions: Asking for Growth

A great question is better than a right answer to the wrong question. Questions are powerful. The good ones evoke exploration of a new perspective, the cementing of conviction, or the reconsideration of a belief that’s never been challenged. Such introspection plays an important role in helping us reflect and grow as people and leaders. Questions surface the underlying, subconscious …

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Fully Charged: What’s Keeping You From 100%?

We’ve all had those days, haven’t we? Those tough days, emotional days, draining days – the days where, for whatever reason, we just don’t feel 100%. Over time such days can take their toll. Even the positive aspect of rebounding back from those days can cause a dizzying sense of emotional nausea when the hi’s and low’s seem to come …

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Recalibrating Your Attitude: 6 Steps for Lasting Change

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill Everyone has an attitude. Attitudes can be good, bad, or indifferent, but they can also change hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly. However, as we mature we are supposed to gain more control over our attitude(s) so that we can function well as a responsible citizen, productive worker, …

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3 Thoughts Every Leader Leader Must Master

If you want to be a good manager for you team, you must first learn to be a good manager of yourself. No matter what you think you can do through force of will, you can’t bring your best if you don’t put yourself in a position to be the healthiest version of you. It’s simple: healthy leaders impart healthy …

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Countering Change: Make It Your Own

When change occurs, instability follows.  Unfortunately, that means it can take a while to settle into a new normal. Some change is hard, while other times change brings new excitement. So, how do you handle change? Do you bury your head in the sand and refuse to acknowledge the changes taking place? Do you embrace it and go with the …

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Getting to the End of Yourself: How to Make Your Leadership Come Alive

If your leadership is dead and your influence is shriveled up, let me suggest one step you can take to help make your leadership come alive. Get to the End of Yourself. That is it. Die to your self-seeking, self-promoting, self-defending way of life. When your day starts with you, ends with you, and is filled with you, you have …

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10 Traits of Humble Leaders

Humility comes from confidence, grounded in competence, and seasoned with selflessness.  Here at GiANT, we believe that leaders define culture, and culture undergirds the lasting health, influence, and impact of an organization. Leaders, therefore, have a responsibility to place their people, their customers/constituents, and their causes above themselves. Not out of self-deprecation or martyrism, but out of a confident conviction …