No One Wants To Be An Afterthought

Everyone loves encouragement (well... 98% of us!)

“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.”

No one wants to be an afterthought. When you’ve gone “above and beyond” or simply done good work and no one notices… it can get discouraging. So we love to RECEIVE encouragement, but how often do we give it???

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Leadership Without Sacrifice? That’s Not A Thing

Leading so people will "want to" instead of "have to"

When people see you willing to sacrifice, they’ll join you in the cause! At that moment they know that the cause is bigger than you and your personal wants. Selfish leaders care about themselves and their followers are a means to an end. Serving leaders… they care about their followers more than themselves! They are willing to sacrifice their own wants and needs for the greater cause. True leadership without sacrifice? That’s not a thing!

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The Best CEOs are highly RELIABLE

94% of the candidates consistently follow through on their commitments!

The “best of the best” CEOs in the Fortune 500 have four behaviors in common. This week we review the fourth and final behavior unveiled by the Harvard Business Review study. The fourth critical trait for success is reliability. Here’s the bottom line: the best CEOs aren’t politicians, they actually do what they say they are going to do. In case you missed first three behaviors, you can check them out here:

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How Top CEOs Become Flexible and Reinvent Themselves

John Maxwell is the master; all of us can learn the skill.

Harvard Business Review’s groundbreaking research continues! In week 1 you learned the best CEOs are masters at making decisions quickly. Week 2, we learned that successful CEOs were engaged–with their teams by embracing conflict. This week we learn the next exemplary behavior of the top CEOs: flexibility. If you can’t adapt where needed, you’ll have a short shelf life!

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