Leading When Beliefs Go Rogue

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Labels, judgments, yeah buts, and other beliefs about the way things are can help but often stop helping us. They go rogue. We can tell that a belief has gone rogue on us in two ways. First, we feel bad when we think it. We often attribute the bad feeling to whatever we’re considering. “I […]

Hold Out the Possibility

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A person may or may not improve as we wish they would. But which is more likely to inspire them to change: trusting that they will improve or worrying that they won’t? Hold out the possibility, good leader.   In your corner, Mike   Today’s photo credit: Natalia Medd Unsaid via photopin (license)

This Statement

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You deserve and are perfectly equipped to live a fully happy, rich, and meaningful life. This is not a trite fortune cookie message. It is powerful perspective that many of us are missing and that all of us can adopt and realize. Despite what we may have heard, no one gets hurt if we believe […]

Choose the Story

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The story we tell drives our results. Tell a story of how rough it is, how terrible they are, how blah blah blah and our results will match. How could they not? Tell a story of how good it is, how capable they are, how la la la and our results will match our story […]

Swayed By Reality

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The sages tell us that the formula for creating any outcome is belief->actions->results. This is a leverage formula. We leverage action into results because we know that taking concerted action generates more results than our default, reactive action. We usually forget the first, more powerful part of the formula. Focused belief generates better actions (and […]

Inspire

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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. –John Quincy Adams We start by reminding ourselves that others are completely capable of dreaming, learning, doing, and becoming more. This is what to tap, good leader.   In your corner, Mike   Today’s photo credit: […]

Open the Door to More

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If we persist in thinking that there’s something fundamentally wrong with them, us, or the situation, then we will be locked into our current levels of success…or less. Our job, good leader, starts with the belief in a spark of good, intelligence, and possibility in everyone. We quietly and assuredly call these out of ourselves […]

Drop Broken

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We are not broken. But many of our thoughts and actions come from the belief that we and/or others somehow are. Good leader, if we want improve performance in our businesses, it is our job to drop this belief and help others to drop it, too.   In your corner, Mike   Today’s photo credit: easter […]

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Cause Their Performance To Soar

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Communicating our belief in others’ ability to accomplish something–even if it’s difficult, even if they’ve never done it before–is an essential leadership talent. Such a vote of confidence awakens their talents, increases their engagement, and causes their performance to soar.   In your corner, Mike PS: Part of the trick is not thinking that we are being merely delusional. […]