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Your Inner Leader

Your “Inner Leader” by Robert Landau

Are you a leader in your life?

A leader envisions a task, and then goes about accomplishing that task in the best way they can.  Motivational leadership happens when others watch a leader facilitating a task and admire the way they go about it and the results they’ve gotten.

Each one of us has an “Inner Leader”.  It comes to the fore when we stand out of its way.  It has everything to do with confidence and positivity.  If you let your “Inner Leader” lead you in life, you will reach the finish line even before you realize that you’ve gotten there.  Leadership is a part of your heartbeat, it’s a part of your breath and it’s who and what you are.

Here are seven easy-to-follow steps to life leadership:

  1. Believe there is a leader within you.
  2. Map out how you will get from A to Z for any task that requires leadership
  3. Believe you can get there
  4. Feel what it’s like already accomplishing the task even though it hasn’t happened yet
  5. Repeat step 4 as often as possible until the results are achieved
  6. Stand out of the way and let it happen
  7. Don’t worry about WHEN your goal will be achieved, just KNOW it will happen when it is supposed to.

Leading is something you came here to do.  It’s your path, it’s your life, it’s your destiny.  All you have to do is stand out of the way!

Dianne Durkin offers personal coaching services and leadership programs to guide individuals to tune into their “Inner Leader”.  Contact Loyalty Factor today to schedule your coaching or training sessions.  603.334.3401

 

Source: RobertLandauMotivation.com, August 31, 2013

Info Exchange – Smart Trust

Welcome to the Loyalty Factor Information Exchange, a bi-weekly service providing summaries of major publications and books on various management and customer relationship topics. 

 Loyalty Factor has been instrumental in helping companies:

  • Increase Customer Satisfaction by 20 – 33%
  • Increase Revenues by 50% in 18 months
  • Increase Manufacturing Production by 200% in 18 months
  • Simplifying mergers and acquisitions

Our information exchange this week highlights the book, “Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World” by Stephen M. R. Covey.

 

Smart Trust

In Smart Trust, Stephen M. R. Covey and long-time business partner Greg Link share principles and anecdotes of people and organizations that are not only achieving unprecedented prosperity from high-trust relationships and cultures, but also attaining elevated levels of energy and joy. They show why trust is fast becoming the most consequential life and leadership skill of our time – a career-critical competency required to navigate and compete in this perilous 21st-century, interdependent, global economy.

 

Smart Trust shares findings that verify how enduring success, vitality and happiness are directly related to the level of trust in our relationships – whether in our professional or personal lives.

 

Trust Changes Prosperity

 

A company’s reputation, and its ability to:

  • Partner and collaborate with others,
  • its capacity to innovate,
  • engage its people,
  • to retain great people,

are powerfully affected by trust. Trust has become the new currency of the global economy.

 

The reason there is such a direct connection between trust and prosperity is that trust always affects two key inputs to prosperity: speed and cost. When trust goes down in a relationship, on a team, in an organization, or in a country, speed goes down and cost goes up. Why? Everything takes more time, and miscommunication, redundancy and rework create costly delays.

 

People are able to communicate faster, collaborate better, innovate more, and do business faster and more efficiently. High trust is a performance multiplier – a multiplier that translates directly into greater prosperity: increased revenues, profits, economic outcomes, and results.

 

Trust Changes Energy

 

Although there are numerous drivers of engagement, the two biggest drivers are:

 

1. The relationship of trust employees have with their supervisor.

2. The trust employees have for the organization at large.

 

When we extend trust, we generate trust; when we withhold trust, we generate distrust. Our actions lead either toward a virtuous upward cycle of prosperity, energy and joy; or toward a vicious downward cycle that eventually results in the destruction of these outcomes.

 

A few trust-building behaviors:

 

  • Talk Straight – Be honest. Tell the truth. Let people know where you stand. Use simple language. Call things what they are.

 

  • Create Transparency – Tell the truth in a way people can verify. Get real and genuine. Be open and authentic. Err on the side of disclosure.

 

  • Clarify Expectations – Disclose and reveal expectations. Discuss them. Validate them. Don’t assume that expectations are clear or shared.

 

  • Keep Commitments – Make commitments carefully and keep them at almost all costs – or communicate and renegotiate if you absolutely can’t. Don’t break confidences.

 

To learn more about how to build an organization based on trust, contact Loyalty Factor at 603.334.3401, who offer specialized workshops in building trusting relationships that will last the test of time.

 

Info Exchange – Full Engagement

Welcome to the Loyalty Factor Information Exchange, a bi-weekly service providing summaries of major publications and books on various management and customer relationship topics. 

 Loyalty Factor has been instrumental in helping companies:

  • Increase Customer Satisfaction by 20 – 33%
  • Increase Revenues by 50% in 18 months
  • Increase Manufacturing Production by 200% in 18 months
  • Simplifying mergers and acquisitions

Our information exchange this week highlights the book “Full Engagement!” by Brian Tracy.

Inspire, Motivate and Bring Out The Best In Your People

As a manager it’s your role to achieve the highest possible return on the physical, emotional and mental efforts your people put forth. It’s not just a return on investment … it’s a return on energy.

The big question: How are you supposed to light a fire under each employee when studies find that most of them are working at only a fraction of their potential?

Full Engagement! provides the keys to unlocking not just the hidden drive and abilities that exist within every one of your people … but also your own.

According to Robert Half International, the average person works at about 50 percent of capacity. Because of

  • unclear job assignments,
  • lack of priorities,
  • poor management and direction, and
  • lack of feedback.

The average employee wastes 50 percent or more of his or her time in activities that have nothing to do with the job.

Napoleon said, “There are no bad soldiers under a good general.”

 

Here’s the lesson: The way you treat people, what you say and do that affects them emotionally, is more important than all the education, intelligence or experience you might have at doing your job.

 

People are 100 percent emotional. Human beings decide emotionally and then justify their decision logically. Everyone agrees that the most powerful single motivator is the “desire to be happy.”

Here are eight ideas that you can apply to create a peak performance work environment and to ensure that each person makes a maximum contribution to your company:

  1. Smile. It helps others to smile.
  2. Ask people questions. When you express a genuine interest in other people, it makes them feel valuable, respected and important.
  3. Listen to them. Listen attentively and empathetically when people talk to you.
  4. Be Polite. Treat them with respect for their talents, intelligence and accomplishments.
  5. Say “Thank you.” For everything they do, small or large.
  6. Keep people informed. Communicate, communicate, communicate!
  7. Encourage improvement.

Treat your employees like volunteers. As if they were working for free.