Listening seems to be a lost art in 2018. We are all so “busy”, it is like we don’t have time to actually listen. However listening is the key to so many things. We need to remember listening is how we build relationships. Listening is how we learn about people and things. Listening is how we connect with people. Are you a great listener? Or are you deafened by the noise of your life? Ask yourself these questions to complete a mini self check.Read more
As someone who works in the service and sales industry, I have a certain expectation, when it comes to a level of service. However, I don’t think that my service…Read more
As Spring brings about flowers and buds and amazing smells and colour back into the outside world, use it to help you your life shiny and bright as well. Here are a few ideas to help leverage the opportunity sitting in front of you. As always, you need to prioritize yourself in order to be your best self.Read more
The title speaks to how too many people are feeling. Whether you connect with each of these words or even just one or two, there must be a better way. Right? We are living in a world where convenience and ease is at our finger tips, however for some reason we are less able to accomplish everything we want to, need to and should. Why is that? A big reason is because with the information age has come an increased expectation that we should be reachable at any time. An expectation that we reply instantly. An unrealistic world where we seem to think that since we have access to more, it means we should have more and do more. However, most people have not adapted to this new world in productive way.Read more
If you surveyed your staff would they say they trusted you as a leader? Would you get a resounding “YES” if you asked if they not only trusted you, but also trusted the organization would the answer change? Are you in a position where you aren’t quite sure if your people trust you?Read more
Adversity is something that every single one of us will inevitably face in our lives. If you are in business, and sales (let’s be honest we are all in sales in some way!) you will likely face it regularly. How people respond to adversity can be the make or break it for some. Athletes who respond better to adversity are more likely to win the championship. Sales professionals who respond with a more positive strategy, are more likely to be in the top 10% of achievers. People who respond to adversity as a temporary set back and not a failure are more likely to be leading the team, department or company.Read more
I have been actively advocating for what we need to do to help support young leaders and blossoming professionals. I have made a greater commitment to learning how we can use their strengths to better our businesses, offices and lives! This week I am more inspired then ever to keep that message alive. I am inspired by the young people who are advocating for gun control after they bore witness to their friends being killed. Here are some of their words at the White House this week:Read more
Conflict is still a word that has so many negative feelings attached to it. People use words like “scary”, “avoid” or even “hate” when asked to describe how they feel about conflict. However conflict spurs new ideas, it helps to create changes and it can act as a movement toward new amazing results.Read more
Life begins at the other side of your comfort zone… Neale Donald Walsh
I am inspired this week by a circumstance in my family life with my son. I am watching the courage he has had this week to stand up for what he believes in and it is inspiring me to write this today. We need to let people fail. We need to realize we will fail ourselves.
The great thing about the mind is that it can change and grow. If you currently don’t like the way you process through adversities or losses you can change that! I have compiled a list of tips and tricks to keep your mind tuned up, fired up and ready to win!Read more
“You are not in charge, you are responsible for those in your charge” Simon Sinek
I was inspired by this quote, along with some other reflection I have been doing this week. Too often people take on the role of leader for the title or for the financial rewards. They do this without truly understanding what being a leader means. At the same time there are many out there, without the title, who take on the leader role through their actions and behaviours and leave large imprints on people’s lives.Read more
Curiosity is one of the greatest characteristics or competencies that you can develop for life, leadership or sales. It is a skill that opens up the world to you, when it comes to relationship building, conflict management and growing people to be their best. This week we explore 3 ways that “being curious” can make you not only a better leader, but also a happier and more fulfilled leader.Read more
All of this really got me thinking about why do some people seem to have the ability to achieve any goal they set out to achieve while others don’t? Which led the leader in me ask myself how can we set our teams up for the greatest level of success in goal achievement? Because after all successful people are happy people!Read more
Last week I introduced the idea that overall wellness is a better way to look at fitness goals then just setting a physical/ esthetic goal. The ability to make an impact on the physical changes people want to see, are impacted by more than just changing exercise habits. In the New Year so often people set fitness goals- this is great- however if you really want to be better in 2018 and make it your best year… then you need to impact: Exercise, Sleep, Nutrition and Stress. Last week we covered the first two topics and this week we will cover nutrition and stress.Read more
Knowing that so many people are looking to set wellness based goals at this time of the year I wanted to offer some specific advice on fitness and health for the next two articles. I have helped people get started on their fitness goals for 17 years now, I have a lot of appreciation for the natural motivation that people have at this time of year. I hope that I can help you set yourself up for the greatest level of success so one year from now you can say “I did it!”Read more
As we sit 9 days away from 2018 you can already hear the conversations about New Year’s Resolutions. I was asked to do a radio interview this week on how to set effective goals for 2018. With resolution talk in the air, I thought it would be great to write about why I don’t want you to set a resolution for the New Year.Read more
I was inspired this week to write about 7 things that can increase your feelings of holistic happiness. As we get closer to a time of year where New Years Resolutions are front of mind I challenge you to set goals that focus on the process and not the outcome! Good Luck!Read more
Have you ever had an employee who just didn’t seem motivated?
Have you had a team member who didn’t seem to have any drive to succeed?
Do you personally set goals and then feel bad when you fail at them? Again!
One of the quotes that was taught to me very early in my leadership career was Zig Ziglar’s famous quote “You will get all you want in life, if you…Read more
After 80,000 in-depth interviews with managers in over 400 companies, Gallup Organization said that measuring the strength of “engagement” in a workplace can be simplified to just 12 key questions (Buckingham and Coffman, 1999), as follows:Read more