Most of us want to shape the hearts and minds of those we lead. But, how do we do it and do it well? We become Catalyst Leaders.
If everything came easy we wouldn’t know what it felt like to truly succeed. Obstacles are meant to be overcome. Fear is meant to be conquered. Success is meant to be achieved. They are all part of the game of life and the people who succeed play to win and never give up until the game is over.
Over the years I’ve heard many stories from people who read The Energy Bus about how they dealt with Energy Vampires. Some successfully transformed them. Others let them go so they could no longer sabotage the team. And some unfortunately abused their power by labeling anyone who disagreed with them an Energy Vampire.
Fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts – One thing I know is that bad things happen to good people. But good people with great optimism, resilience and faith ultimately turn the bad into good.
Here are a few reminders to awaken the positive leader in you.
We have a choice as individuals, organizations and teams. We can focus on success and spend our life looking around to see how our competition is doing, or we can look straight ahead towards the vision of greatness we have for ourselves and our teams.
Buffini & Company recently interviewed me for their Buffini & Company Magazine. I thought I’d share the questions and answers with you below. Enjoy!
Our friend Tommy Newberry has just released a new book called 40-Days to a Joy-Filled Life. It’s filled with inspiring daily readings, provocative questions, and practical exercises designed to help you think, speak, and act in ways that directly result in abundant joy and equip you to handle even the most desperate times and difficult people.
Today I want to encourage you to keep your eye on the ball. Get back to the basics. Focus on the fundamentals. Remember what really matters. Identify the simple principles and actions that are crucial to your success at work and at home.
I was recently interviewed on the topic of passion. Below are the questions and my response.
You won’t find Motivation 101 in most business schools; yet, the ability to motivate one’s team and organization is one of the most important skill you must possess in today’s business climate.
Even when Apple consisted of just the two Steve’s (Jobs & Wozniak) they knew the kind of culture they wanted to create and it influenced everything they did from the people they hired, the advertising campaigns they ran and the products they created. Their culture paved the way for their pass success and it continues to influence and fuel Apple’s current growth and success. It’s why the leaders at Apple are famous for saying Culture Beats Strategy.
Having worked with a number of NFL, NBA and college coaches and teams and many businesses I can attest that the principles for leading and managing great teams really do apply to both.
There’s something about the power of an outside voice and I want to encourage you to use outside voices to share and reinforce important principles and messages with your team at work and at home.