Vision

Discover how to create your leadership vision

Success at work, thriving relationships, and greater joy in life begin with your vision. Your view. Your perception. The lens through which you see yourself, your situation, your community/marketplace and the world. Where are you looking at life through old patterns that limit your success and happiness? Self awareness is the highest knowledge you can possess – with it, you can pull yourself through all circumstances.

Learn how to identify limiting views and clear the way to a wider perception for what is possible.

Create a leadership vision. Every leader needs a vision. Identify where you are today and where you want to go, and start to outline the path for you and your team to get there. What does it look like, feel like, what are you experiencing? Make it real. Declare your vision and commit to it. You are creating a new reality and allowing your people to be a part of something larger than themselves.

Share your vision. Share your vision with your team. Ask for their input and suggestions. Be open to creating the best future you can create with your people. Post your vision around the office — choose a mantra or rallying cry, or visual images that best illustrate where it is you want to go. Keep them visible, audible and top of mind. Come back to your vision when challenges arise.

Communicate your vision often. As a leader, you can’t just state your vision once and think people will engage and remember. Keep communicating. In staff meeetings, face-to-face conversations and by picking up the phone. People need to consistently be reminded why they are doing what they are doing, where they are going and the value they bring to the organization. Keep the conversation strong and encourage each team member to join in the chorus, too.

The power of multiple perspectives

The power of multiple perspectives

"Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open." ~ Dalai Lama   Every interaction you have with another human being is an opportunity to grow. Every interaction and how you respond to that interaction ... is an opportunity to learn, expand who...

That was easy!

That was easy!

As I set my intentions for the new year, I made a list of all the things I'd like to accomplish and even created a "joy list" (it sounds better than bucket) for all the adventures I'd like to take and experience in 2015. I got to thinking about making resolutions,...

Integrity. Choose it and ditch the drama.

Integrity. Choose it and ditch the drama.

  Integrity. It's a loaded word. Loaded in the sense that it elicits a sense of pride, ownership and digging deep for the best part of yourself. Integrity is one of the most common core values identified by my individual and organizational clients, and I'll bet...

Are you committed or attached?

Are you committed or attached?

Have you ever wanted a situation to turn out a certain way, but were so frustrated when it didn't happen? Or wanted to achieve a goal so bad, but wound up deflated when you fell short? As a recovering perfectionist, I experience this often. I hold on so tight to an...

Come to the edge…

Come to the edge…

I wanted to share one of my favorite poems about courage and taking a leap of faith:   One day, Great Spirit called to the soul. He said, “Come to the edge.” And the soul said, “I can’t. I’m afraid. And the great spirit repeated, “Come to the edge.” And the soul...