“The greatest idea a leader can propose can be overwhelmed, defeated, dismissed by a narrative of the existing ‘status-quo’. Anytime the way things are has a better story than the change proposed, the reluctance to change remains. Any time the pain to change is more than the pain to stay the same - things will not change. If you want buy-in and participation in a new idea, start with a strong narrative of the benefits of what the better future will be.” J Loren Norris
“Leaders have their own challenges for personal growth and development. Often leaders wish for, strategize for, market for and reach for a larger sphere of influence before they are ready for it. Lead the people closest to you now until you can do it very, very well. You won’t have to expand your market. It will grow when you’re ready.” J Loren Norris
”Like being in the dark or being out of focus, is a leader who is not relevant to the crowd they are leading or addressing. Too often, leaders feel like what they desire to convey is important to everyone just because they said it. Not true. The digital age makes communication simple to access for billions of people. Many have a growing audience, known as influence, but they have little relevance in the lives of other. Their influence makes them leaders, their opinion alone DOES NOT make them relevant.” J Loren Norris
“Leaders who will not own their behavior or the results of their behavior will become a destructive force in any environment. The damage left in the wake of an immature and careless leader can be costly in terms of financial devastation as well as damaged relationships, career opportunities, brand reputation, and legacy.” J Loren Norris
“Fear is a factor in leadership. Some use it to control others, but some leaders are stopped in their tracks by fear they try to ignore.. Do your own research, know the facts, overcome the narrative of the internal fear before it stops your path to success.” J Loren Norris
LEADERS LEARN THE HARD WAY, RANDOM FACTS, EVEN STRAIGHT UP TRUTH WILL NOT COUNTER A FALSE NARRATIVE. SO, WHAT WILL??
“To assume is never a good thing. Here’s one assumption leaders make in error regularly. To assume that a few data points, statistics or facts as you can prove them will create a mental u-turn for people following a false narrative is a disastrous assumption. How then do you overcome a negative narrative that is destroying your brand, your productivity, your company or your community? Watch the video to find out!” J Loren Norris
“Leaders cannot create laws that are more powerful than laws of nature. Leaders often insist on behavior from those they lead which is counter to the very nature of those they lead. No policy can force someone to be nice to someone who insists on being a jerk. If you want to see harmony in your team, hire and inspire harmonious people. Become the person you want to deal with.” J Loren Norris
“Motivating people to participate at a high level requires an understanding of why people come together to begin with. Are they gathering for a check, a cause, the environment they gather in? Do they gather because they are sold out to your vision? Would they show up of you haven’t paid them for three weeks? When you know why they gather, motivating them will be much easier!” J Loren Norris
MAINTAIN OPEN LINES OF COMMUNICATION WITH THOSE YOU LEAD, ESPECIALLY THOSE CLOSE TO YOU LIKE FAMILY.
“It is imperative to understand, your communication with those you lead will consistently be encroached upon. They will be mislead, misinformed, and drawn to follow other ideologies than your own. Often this activity will be the natural course of life, other times, it will be intentional and destructive. The only defense a leader has is to maintain an open line of communication with clarity and transparency.” J Loren Norris
“The meaning of hard work goes way beyond the definition. The definition even varies based on the vocation or education of the worker. It is my experience having done both manual labor jobs and intellectually taxing jobs, the really hard work is the thinking work. Leaders must do that work, often behind the scenes. Watch the video to understand why and what that work consists of for a good leader.” J Loren Norris
“The most abused word, meaning, application in the last decade also happens to be the most powerful and effective tool for leadership influence. As a leadership coach focused on communication and public speaking training i can tell you this one element will make or break any leader - personally and professionally. Watch the video to know what it is and why it’s so important.” J Loren Norris
“Leaders who seek only authority and power and yet ignore responsibility could be called corrupt leaders. Leaders who use power and authority to benefit themselves and those they favor, and also treat others with disregard, also corrupt leaders. Supervisor, boss, company owner, shift manager, elected official, if you are a leader with one of these titles and you choose to execute your authority to the detriment of others, you need to take time to ask yourself, ‘Am I corrupt?’” J Loren Norris
“A lack of grace is a devastating quality for leadership development. Leaders who know the meaning of grace, understand the need for grace and exhibit grace with team mates and strangers generously will find their level of influence and authority growing consistently. Leaders without grace, or who operate disgracefully won’t lead for long.” J Loren Norris
5-4-21 LLP SOMETIMES THE GREATEST TOOL FOR LEADERSHIP INFLUENCE IS SIMPLY LISTENING. I CAN TELL YOU WHY.
“We all have those conversations where we feel like it was a competitive event rather than just a conversation. Its so common in some circles, it seems like the way things are meant to be and leaders fall into the habit as well. If you want to increase your leadership influence, practice simply listening. Not just because you can learn more, but because often people will learn more from their own thinking out loud than from all the wisdom you might speak to them.” J Loren Norris
“Especially when it comes to legacy, there is a fine line but broad distinction between intention and awareness. It is possible to be an intentionally good person who is compassionate, considerate and consistent yet be unaware of the impact this life will have on those you leave behind. It is also possible to be intentional about leaving a legacy through investments, inheritances and a larger than life reputation while being unaware of the people who are hurt along the way. Are you both aware and intentional?” J Loren Norris
Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download
Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download with worksheets
Day after day I meet people who are struggling just to make ends meet. They are adrift in this vast sea of humanity holding on to their job, their family, their home, and their car with all they've got. They see their life experiences and education as the last hope to find their purpose and identity. They gather, fill and stuff all the money they can into every opportune investment. Yet they are empty, frustrated, angry and just plain fed up.
We have all experienced that moment; when we find yourself stuck in traffic, yelling at random strangers to do what they wish they could... but can't... GO!
The idea that life can be better than it is today is like the flame of a candle fighting for all its worth to stand against the tempest.
We all want a better life.
Even when life is good, we want more.
That idea, that flame, is the hope that lives in the hearts and minds of all of us. Should that flame be extinguished, hope itself may well go with it. It is the rut of hopelessness that traps many would be shining stars and buries that glow from the sight of the world. It is the rut of hopelessness that extinguishes that flame.
Lives that would have been a beacon to the wandering are lost at sea themselves. Inspirations of success that would have been the voices crying out to all who suffer are hidden away in their own stale lives, they cannot share who they are or what the world needs from them.
It is my passion to help you find your purpose. I want to see you become successful, but more than that to be free!
Without vision people perish.
Without vision, we seem to be lost, mind numb robots following the herd into the abyss that is everyday life. We do not live intentionally without a vision for our future. We do not live passionately without a vision for our future. We do not live productively without a vision for our future. We certainly cannot lead without a vision for our future and a vision for the future of those we lead.
This audio course will inspire and instruct you to create a vision which will become a significant driving force in your life.