SILENCE AND COMPLIANCE ARE NOT TRAITS OF GREAT LEADERSHIP
“Great leaders are free thinkers. Often free thinking causes them to live in a bubble. When your ideas, thoughts, choices are not in the realm of normal or controllable you will be challenged to remain silent, to calm down, to fit in. DON’T DO IT! If you have thoughts and opinions which are different than the majority, you have something special to offer to society. Don’t keep your treasures to yourself and rob society of their benefit. Do it with class, dignity and poise, but speak up!” J Loren Norris
Leadership demands a feedback loop.
Managers and employees alike need to know where they stand.
Expectations like communication are all too often left at the door. Meaning everyone assumes they have been expressed, received and understood when they have not.
It is hard to live up to unknown expectations. As a result, there is an impression of failure on the part of the employee, student or team mate who did not accomplish the task to meet the standards never understood. This perceived failure often leads to a harsh and less than flattering review. This less than flattering review leads extended poor performance, employees disgruntled with management and eventually to employee turnover.
This same frustration is directly impacting the bottom line. WHY? Because the expectations were not clear. The feedback loop included a pronouncement and possible punishment of missing a misunderstood goal or expectation.
If you are a leader, expectation is your role! Be clear about what your expectations are. Be fair about what your expectations are. Celebrate every small accomplishment toward those expectations.
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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.