External coaches play a greater role in successful leadership development today more than ever before. C-Suite executives want the confidentiality and skill set of an outside coach. Although some organizations have internal coaches, they rarely work at the most senior levels. In business, a coach’s role is typically to help executives develop in some key […]
Right Focus Part 2 Vision is a critical part of Right Focus because it describes your preferred future and becomes your overriding long-term goal. Vision answers questions like: “Where do I see myself going?” and “Where do I want to be in the next five to ten years?” A vision differs from a mission in […]
Right Focus Part 1 The first part of the Right Focus Leadership Development Program is creating your organization mission statement. For the purposes of this blog post, we will use the term organization to refer to any group of people you lead to achieve a common goal. Whether it’s a team of 2 or 60, a department, company, […]
Right Focus Part 1 The first part of the Right Focus Leadership Development Program is creating your personal mission statement. A Mission is a brief statement of your personal purpose. It is a description of what inspires you and motivates you at the deepest levels. Your mission statement answers questions like, “Why am I here?” […]
What is influence? I define it as the ability to persuade or impact another or others in such a way that they honor your request, take a course of action you recommend or make a change in how they behave or in their belief system.
Hiring mistakes can make or break a company. Hiring for a critical position or hiring with limited resources can put even a strong company in peril. A hiring mistake can undo the momentum gained from landing several new customers and quickly eradicate hard-earned profit margins. A hiring mistake can turn trade secrets into public knowledge […]
With Steven Covey’s passing this week, I’m reminded of his outstanding work, particularly the 7 Habits book which had global impact on the thinking and actions of so many. Which is your favorite of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? Perhaps a quick reminder might be useful. The following comes from Wikipedia.
I was about to slip more than 1,000 feet down a cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. My husband Lewis and I just arrived on the island of Kauai and we couldn’t wait to hike the Nā Pali Coast with its ancient Hawaiian foot trails. The Nā Pali is on the North Shore of the […]