Leaders often think of growth in terms of achieving big milestones, like record sales or promotions.
But we so often overlook the importance of small, simple steps that lead to long-term success.
By taking small, consistent steps, you create healthy habits, and by creating greater habits you achieve greater results.
For that reason, leaders who really want to take their career and team to the next level focus on the question:
“What are some simple things I can do right now (where I’m at, with what I have) to grow as…
When Considering How to Be an Inspiring Leader, Start with Words of Wisdom Shared by Transcendental Leaders
For aspiring transformational leaders and inspirational community leaders, the hands-down most important professional development tool for improving leadership skills is reading the words of wisdom shared by inspiring leaders who have come before you.
Reading (and listening, if you prefer audio learning) not only can deliver solid how-to information you can use to improve your leadership skills.
It can also give you a deep sense of who the inspirational leaders were, helping you model their energy to…
Today I’m going to change your view on leadership with an 11-year old friend of mine – Logan.
His fresh perspective on leadership blew me away. And not only will it add to the deep, intuitive leadership skills you already possess, but it’s simple enough to challenge the fundamentals and take them to a whole new level.
To prove my point, I’m sharing our discussion on the three things leaders avoid doing and how the same lessons apply to everyday life (you can watch the video here). With these refreshing, timeless insights, you’ll…
In order to be successful as a transformational leader, it’s imperative to align your core values with those of the organization or team you lead. But why does it make such a difference? And how can you be sure you’re doing it effectively?
Let’s talk about how your core values impact your success and how to create core values that will create business growth and employee satisfaction.
Core values are absolutely essential to your success as a transformational leader.
They are like the white lines on the sides of the road, allowing…
The Optimist Creed’s 10 Principles Reveal How Optimism for Leaders Can Effortlessly Boost Leadership Power
As transformational leaders, we’re constantly seeking ways to increase our leadership power. And optimism, for business leaders, is as close to a “magic wand” as you can get!
No matter our leadership type, our mindset shapes not only our own personal performance, but also the way we influence the people we lead. It impacts our ability to guide our teams and companies through challenges, as well as to create a space that allow others to blossom – in…
Use The Power of Optimism to Transcend Worry, Anger and Fear
When it comes to leadership styles, most leaders tend to live by the phrase “never let them see you sweat.”
It’s the idea that no matter what obstacles come your way, or troubles you face, it’s your burden to bear.
After all, as the leader, it’s our responsibility to take on the big stuff:
And yes, big problems.
Your team looks to you for guidance, so it stands to reason that…
Use The Power of Optimism to Let Go of Criticism and Boost Your Personal Growth
One of the biggest traps we fall into as people is the criticism of others.
When someone makes a mistake, or even simply performs a task differently than how we would have done it, our first instinct often is to criticize …
Especially in a position of leadership.
When the line between constructive feedback and outright criticism becomes blurred, it can negatively impact the performance of your team.
A key to being a…
Use the Power of Optimism as a Leadership Power to Spread Good Cheer and Uplift Others
Can a smile and cheerful attitude change the world?
Your snap response might be “no.” But though a simple smile might not end wars or eliminate climate change on its own, your cheerful countenance could change the world by simply helping one person have a better day.
Think about how dogs greet their owners at the end of a day. They act as if you are the most amazing person they’ve ever seen, and…
Use the Power of Optimism to Overcome and Release Mistakes and Pursue Greater Achievements
Everyone makes mistakes. Some people let the shame and embarrassment of their mistakes limit their actions and motivation to achieve success.
Transformational leaders, on the other hand, can turn their mistakes into learning opportunities by harnessing the power of optimism.
This article is the seventh in a series exploring The Optimist Creed, written by Christian D. Larson, a renowned American New Thought leader, teacher and author.
We’ve covered Promise #1, …
Use the Power of Optimism to Transform Your Leadership by Celebrating Others’ Success with this Leadership Promise
When we achieve a goal, it’s normal and completely expected that we are thrilled, proud and joyful. But have you ever had an experience where you’re just as thrilled, proud and joyful about someone else’s achievement?
If you’re a parent, the answer is probably yes. But adopting this same level of enthusiasm and celebration about people other than your own children is a key to harnessing the power of optimism as a transformational leader.