Turning Problems into Possibilities

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To succeed as an entrepreneurial type leader means being able to turn problems into possibilities and profit. Business Leadership is About Solving Problems Every product or service is created or exists in order to help someone's problem.  If a person can solve their problem themselves, they do not need you. A company hires employees to solve problems and clients hire companies to do the … [Read more...]

Helping Others Lead

One of the greatest things you could ever do for another person is help them learn how to lead well. All the studies show that career advancement (either as an employer or employee) is directly related to leadership skills. A small percentage seek out leadership roles, but the vast majority have real concerns that they could ever be a good leader. They can lead There continues to be perpetuated … [Read more...]

What to Do with Comparison

The best-selling business book of all time is Good to Great by Jim Collins. Collins once said, “Comparison is the plague of our time. Once you start down that road you cannot win.” It’s true that to constantly compare ourselves to others is a losing proposition. There is always someone better (unless you are 1 in 7 billion) and there is always someone worse. Once you start comparing yourself … [Read more...]

Two Steps to Implementing What You’ve Heard

How many seminar binders do you have on your shelf? How many training notes do you have in your computer? How much of what you have read, seen, or heard are you actually implementing? If you are like most of the world, even the professional world, it is a small percentage. This week I read an article from the Harvard Business Review that said even after all the years of research on learning … [Read more...]

Your Ten-Year Plan For Freedom

Strategic Coach helps entrepreneurs build their businesses. The following is a post that I found very helpful and wanted to share with you. Take advantage of your unique entrepreneurial freedoms to create a future of bigger opportunities and fewer frustrations. Why did you become an entrepreneur in the first place? There was a possibility, a dream, that drove you to take that leap. If your life … [Read more...]

How to use MICE to Make Your Message Memorable

In his book Primal Leadership Daniel Goleman talks about how much money businesses put into training their people. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent every year training employees in the areas of teamwork, communication, project management, leadership and more. Yet, when follow up studies have been done, the retention rate of the training has been miserably low. Because businesses do not … [Read more...]

How to Greatly Impact 1 Million People in 21 Years

It is possible for you to become a person of such influence that you could positively impact one million people in the next 21 years. If you are a national or international celebrity or household name, you are already doing this to some degree. But most of us are not household names, but we still want our lives to count. In this short article I’m going to show you how it can be done even if you … [Read more...]

Taking Away Fear and Overwhelm about Leadership (Part 1)

The subject of leadership is so HUGE it can easily be overwhelming. Hundreds if not thousands of books have been written on the subject of leadership. Why? Leadership has hundreds if not thousands of components to it. That is why John Maxwell alone can write books with 21 laws, 17 laws, 15 principles, and each of those laws/principles has sub-points and the sub-points have sub-points. And … [Read more...]

The Most Important Human Factor in Changing Things

The most important human factor in the success or failure of anything is leadership. Leadership is not more important or powerful than God’s intervention in human affairs, when He steps in no one has the power to stop it. However, as far as what humans do, leadership is the most important factor in how well any individual, group, team, business, church, or any other organization does. Every year … [Read more...]

How to Build Authentic Authority as a Leader (Part 2)

(This is part 2 of a 3 part series.) To lead well, we need to be the type of leader people want to work with and follow. We need to build authentic authority. In part 1, we looked at how authority needs to equal responsibility to be effective and how trust is one of the foundations of leadership authority. We’ll continue here with the next component. Respect. All of us look for examples, … [Read more...]