LEADERS KNOW THE POWER OF A GENUINE MASTERMIND TO TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS AND PLANS.
“Your best thought could be a better thought. Your best idea could be a better idea. The greatest thing on your mind could be improved by a mastermind. When you bathe your ideas in the thoughts and opinions of others you take a great risk. However, allowing others to apply friction to your ideas is like putting a gem stone in a tumbler. The rough edges are rubbed off and what comes out is a whole different quality of stone. That’s what a genuine mastermind accomplishes.” J Loren Norris
LEADERS MUST BE ENCOURAGERS OF DREAMERS TO INSPIRE THE INNOVATION OF FUTURE HOPE
“If your ego as a leader is too fragile to encourage the dreamers you lead, then its time to reevaluate your ego and self worth. If you are concerned about promoting a dreamer into their own dreams of entrepreneurship and not being able to replace them, consider this: your leadership thus far has empowered them to become who they are. You can repeat the process to cultivate another superstar and you must. The world needs all of the confident dreamers we can muster. If your leader is squelching your dreams, holding you back and not allowing you to imagine, to soar, to succeed, they have disqualified themselves from leading you.” J loren Norris
LEADERS KNOW WHEN TO GET OUT IN FRONT
“No matter how good you are as a leader, one trait and skill you share with other effective leaders, even the ones who are genuinely not good people, is the ability to communicate an effective narrative. Using the story to linguistically put yourself and your organization in the most favorable light is job #1 of effective leaders. If you are second to the table of narrative distribution, you are already too late.” J Loren Norris
LEADERS ARE NEEDED EVEN MORE WHEN THE LINE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL IS BLURRED BEHIND INTENTIONS
“Good vs bad or good vs evil is hard enough to discern on a regular daily basis. When we add the art of deception or agendas hidden behind questionable intentions, it takes well honed skills of people reading to mete out the truth of good or bad. Leaders must pursue the ability to interpret, clarify and strategize the mine field of disguised intentions.” J Loren Norris
WHO HOLDS LEADERS AT THE VERY TOP ACCOUNTABLE?
“There are times when leaders feel like their behavior is above reproach. There are also times when they know their behavior is reprehensible but BEYOND reproach. This will cause an incredible sense of entitlement and arrogance in a leader who feels above the law and beyond the reach of justice. Leaders and those under their influence should be clear in this. Justice will always come! Often justice will come just in time, when it doesn’t, justice will without fail, come in eternity. Justice is undeniable, so be accountable NOW while you have time to apologize and make amends.” J Loren Norris
LEADERS KNOW EVERY TEAM MEMBER IS A HUMAN - WITH UNIQUE EMOTIONS, OPINIONS AND IDEAS
“When it comes to things outside our control, many people would put their own emotions in that category. They would be wrong. But emotions of others would definitely meet that definition. Everyone you influence has their own feelings, opinions and ideas. A leader insisting the superiority of their emotions, opinions and ideas is a recipe for disaster. Give people space to experience their own while not allowing their emotions to control you.” J Loren Norris
LEADERS WHO KNOW THE VALUE OF TRANSPARENCY ALSO KNOW DECEPTION IS HARD TO MAINTAIN OVER TIME
“If you can’t remember what you said a week ago, a year ago or a decade ago and that scares you, transparency is an issue for you and integrity might be as well. If you want the peace of knowing you won’t be help accountable for past utterances, that is delusional. If you really want to live at peace with yourself, your conscience and others, learn to be consistent with transparent truth and deception will not haunt you.” J Loren Norris
LEADERS KNOW IT IS IMPORTANT TO LOSE WELL.
“Tantrums, hard feelings, bitterness and revenge are the markers of a sore loser. When adults act like toddlers with outburst of uncontrolled emotion, it is often a sign they never learned to lose well. Leaders who do not learn to lose well are not just people who lose, but become people who are losers by character as well. Good leaders know how important it is to lose with class and learn from it every time.” J Loren Norris
VISION IS THE TOOL LEADERS USE TO BUILD HOPE WHICH MOTIVATES SUCCESS
“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. Even when life is good, we want more. But until we can see the image in our mind's eye and touch it with our heart, it will be nothing more than longing." ~ J Loren Norris ~
LEADERS HAVE BELIEF ENOUGH TO SPARE. THEY MUST BECAUSE THEY WILL BE LENDING IT TO EVERYONE THEY LEAD AT SOME POINT.
LEADERS HAVE BELIEF ENOUGH TO SPARE.
“Believing in others is one of the most significant gifts a leader can give. Self doubt, external criticism and competition can destroy the success of a budding superstar. Often the margin between potential and progress is measured by belief. Lead others with consistent, specific and credible adulation to demonstrate your belief in them and you will reap the rewards of a confident team.” J Loren Norris
GRATITUDE IS A KEY ELEMENT OF LEADERSHIP SUCCESS BECAUSE OF THE LAW OF THE PICTURE.
”The one thing which is a greater cause for employees to depart from a company or organization faster than a paycheck too small is lack of appreciation. If leaders cannot learn to say and demonstrate their gratitude for their team they will not have a team to lead for very long. The law of the picture says team members who are shown appreciation will also show appreciation to the rest of the team and to customers as well. Try GRATITUDE as a Christmas bonus for your team this year.” J Loren Norris
JOHN MAXWELL CALLS IT THE LAW OF THIE PICTURE. HOW DOES IT APPLY TO YOUR LEADERSHIP?
“The many faces of leadership don’t all look the same. Influence can be tricky, lopsided, uncontrollable and unpredictable. Outside influence can derail the best organizations, disrupt the most solid family, destroy the strongest nations. Watch every word you say and every action you take, because someone else is watching too.” J Loren Norris
COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY TO YOUR LEADERSHIP - GATHER AND DISPERSE INFORMATION WITH DUE DILIGENCE
“Communication is a prime directive of great leadership. Communication in itself is not the power, what’s communicated is. Whether informing with truth worthy of making major decisions or misleading and manipulating people, both are forms of communication. The real power rests in a leader who stays and conveys truthfully informed data on a regular, open and honest basis. Don’t use your platform to drive an agenda. Communicate truth so people can take wise and informed action. That is leadership influence.” J Loren Norris.
PICK YOUR THREE - NOT TWELVE, NOT 5,000 JUST THREE THEN LEAD THEM THOROUGHLY
“If you measure the success of your leadership solely on the volume of people or dollars under your direction, you will fail to find the fulfillment and purpose of your life. Leading well the people closest to you will be significantly more rewarding. When your inner circle experiences the integrity of your leadership in the darkest and brightest moments your influence. Will be profoundly deeper and longer lasting.” J Loren Norris
“One of the biggest challenges for leaders who are human is to live with a strict rule for justice. Why?? Because humans build relationships, create bonds, share likenesses and affinities with specific people. This makes leading with equal treatment a matter of significant discipline, awareness and integrity. Justice also demands compassion when circumstances would give rise to an exception to treatment different from historically applied.” J Loren Norris
GOOD LEADERS ARE PROMISE KEEPERS EVEN WHEN THE COST OF KEEPING THE PROMISE COMES AT GREAT PERSONAL EXPENSE.
“Promises are made to be kept if you’re a good leader. The cost of keeping your promises can be high financially, relationally and emotionally. But the greatest cost to keep your promise may be nothing more than convenience. Leaders who make a habit of breaking commitments just for convenience are selfish and won’t be trusted for long.” J Loren Norris
“It’s one thing to admit your faults. It’s another thing altogether to take a firm stand for your decisions when you know there will be fall out because a tough decision you made is so unpopular, even if it’s the right decision. Owning your experience is more than quoting platitudes. Ownership leads to solid decisions which most people have opinions on, but they are not qualified to make themselves.” J Loren Norris
“The story is the narrative and the narrative is a driven message used to manipulate the past, criticize or endorse the present and direct the future. If the results of the narrative are negative and dangerous then leaders should be challenging the narrative with a positive story strong enough to restore hope!” J Loren Norris
”The favorite tool of tyrants is fear. Fear creates unpredictability, insecurity, confusion and eventually submission. When people live in fear, they are easier to control, especially if you can convince them you have the only solution to defeat what they fear. This tactic has been used in families, religion and politics since the dawn of time. The real win exists when leaders employ stories of hope and victory as evidence of another solution.” J Loren Norris
“It’s more than just a win of the contest, the competition, the moment. Its a WIN for the discipline, the dedication, the devotion, the hard work, the sacrifice required to earn the win. Leaders must be bold enough to call out the best in those they lead. We all must be willing to sacrifice if we want to see the gains and growth required to win the biggest prizes, contracts, opportunities. Success is ALWAYS uphill. Strive harder knowing that your WIN inspires hope for others who are just about to quit!” J Loren Norris
“When you meet a stranger and begin the process of getting to know each other, background stories are essential. These stories tell us of common ground, common interests, common experiences and common ideas. These stories also reveal significant differences in all of these areas. The power of your story to challenge the status quo and misunderstandings is profound. The stories of those you lead have the same power to open your mind and shift your perspective.” J Loren Norris
RESEARCH IS A MUST FOR BOLD LEADERSHIP BUT KNOWING THAT ANY SOURCE CAN BE BIASED PROPAGANDA IS A SURVIVAL TACTIC.
“The reality of sources and resources being manipulated to control or promote a specific agenda deeply impacts the role of every leader. Research is essential to a leaders success. Accurate information and alignment of world views is critical to survival.” J Loren Norris
“We have heard stories all of our lives which inform the way we think and feel about ourselves and others. ‘Big girls don’t cry.’ ‘Real men don’t cry.’ ‘Look how you made me feel.’ All of these comments and sentiments likely harken back to a moment in your life. The incident, the relationship, the emotional drama which surrounded the very moment are as fresh as if it happened yesterday. Leaders must be aware not only of their own stories, but of the stories of anyone on their team which influence the attitude of daily behavior.” J Loren Norris
“There are team mates who have an agenda other than the success of the team. These people often has strong skills, great talent, admirable results and an ego larger than life. These peoples also have one potential devastating reaction to their jealousy of playing a supporting role to your success: they would rather sink the ship than serve in any role other than ‘Captain’.” J Loren Norris
“Every leader who influences others must understand the limit to their influence. Sometimes its based on character flaws of the leader. Sometimes its the limited knowledge of the leader. Sometimes its the existing influences of longer held and valued relationships. What causes those you lead to gather together? Is it just work? Is it family? Is it another common interest? Don’t speak out of turn just because you are the ‘leader’ of certain circles, it could end your right to influence.” 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.