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  • feedwordpress 09:00:00 on 2018/12/31 Permalink
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    How to Become an Improved Version of Yourself 

    All of us who are privileged to serve in leadership should hold a commitment to constant self-improvement. Becoming a better version of yourself is worth doing on its own merits—plus it can help you become a more successful and effective leader.

    It’s something you can do at any level of achievement, at any point in your career. We all have room for improvement. Here are some tips and starting points for you to try in building a better version of yourself:

    Resolve to change. Many people think they’re fine the way they are and don’t feel any need to change, improve or evolve. But in both leadership and life, if you’re standing still you’re falling behind; if you’re not improving or growing you’re not progressing. Great leaders are always willing to change—and also willing to make a thoughtful investment of time and effort in themselves.

    Become more self-aware. If you’re serious about wanting to become a better leader and person, self-awareness is a great place to start. Assess your behavior, evaluate your actions, and gauge the reactions you receive. Try to view yourself through the eyes of those around you, and ask yourself where you need to improve.

    Model the way. Become aware of yourself as a role model—to others within your organization, to your colleagues, to the young people in your life. That awareness will encourage you to constantly do your best and maintain the highest levels of integrity so you don’t disappoint or lead astray those who are looking up to you.

    Control your temper. Any display of anger is a sign of lack of emotional control. Anger is a common human trait, but it’s a quality that is unpleasing, unhelpful and self-destructive. If you give in to anger, you hurt yourself more than anyone else. If your temper is an issue, practice anger management techniques when things are calm, so when your temper flares you’re already on top of it.

    Practice radical honesty. I am a big supporter of telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, because at the end of the day any communication laced with lies will make people lose respect for you. Being honest while exhibiting compassion is one of the most important characteristics of a great leader.

    Find ways to be helpful. Helping others is one of the best paths to becoming a better person. When you support someone in need, you realize that you can be of value to other people and that you have a role in adding to the store of good in the world.

    Show people you care. Showing people you care about them builds the connections and trust that fuel great teams. It also makes them feel happy—which will likely spread back to you.

    Lead from within: As a leader, if you really want to improve, work on the one thing over which you have control: yourself.

     


     

    N A T I O N A L   B E S T S E L L E R
    The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness

    After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

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  • feedwordpress 14:45:01 on 2017/11/20 Permalink
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    6 Ways To Feast On Learning 

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    I decided to pull out this Monday Motivator from 2013 because it is a favorite of mine, still holds true and in fact, I believe it to be truer than ever before. Since I wrote this in 2013, I have expanded my mind to the worlds of:

    • Focus instead of multitasking
    • Engagement instead of entitlement
    • Being revolutionary
    • Being resilient
    • Collaboration
    • Creativity and innovation
    • The dangers of a digital world
    • And so much more!

    I have dug deep into each of those topics and am excited about every one of them. But I’m not only the student, I am an advocate for each area and firmly believe in the concepts. I hope you enjoy reading the following.

    I have always been hungry to learn. Or I should say, once I finished high school I gained an appreciation for learning. I went right into the workforce after high school and fortunately landed good jobs early in my career. I was exposed to and worked with some very bright executives. I was intrigued by the business world and how people acted and interacted. I observed their behaviors and listened to how they spoke. My hunger for knowledge grew stronger and stronger. I was also blessed during my younger working years, to have 3 outstanding executive mentors who I supported in various industries. I was a sponge and soaked up everything they had to offer. I was off to a very good start.

    Well, that continued as years passed and I am still hungry to learn. As the saying goes, “The more I know, the more I need to know.” I learn from the savvy executive assistants who attend my training programs, the executives who hire me, and from anyone I come in contact with as I travel the country. My vision is broadened as I meet people when I travel and attend industry conferences.

    I hope you will be an every-day student; don’t ever be so full of yourself that you stop learning.

    I know Thanksgiving is right around the corner so for this last full week before the holiday, here are some actions you can take.

    1. Observe the people you interact most with at the workplace. What actions do they take that you admire? What don’t you like that they do or say? What makes them shine above other employees? Is that a trait or traits you can work on?
    2. Listen! Stop all the distractions when people are talking to you or are in near range. What words do they use that make them stand out? Do they use creative language or ho-hum talk? Are they clear and concise as to what they want to communicate? What can you learn from them to enhance your own communication skills?
    3. Purchase one book this week that will expand your mind and vow to finish before the end of this year.
    4. Every day this week, use one new word that you want to add to your vocabulary.
    5. What can you learn from your immediate executive? What does he or she do really well that you need to improve upon?
    6. Are you staying up on the current trends in your organization?

    I wish you a great week and a very Happy Thanksgiving.

    Joan Burge

    Feast on learning and take advantage of our Black Friday Sale!

    Star Achievement Series Trainer Kit – $1,295 (reg. $1,495)
    Online Learning Programs – 40% Off
    Executive and Assistant Partnership Bundle – 50% Off
    Purchase any of Chrissy Scivicque’s products and receive the webinar Setting Healthy Boundaries in the Workplace for FREE ($49 value).
    Word Trippers Subscription – 40% Off

    Use promo code BLACKFRIDAY17 at check-out.

    BONUS! Make a purchase during our Black Friday Sale and be entered to win 2017 Conference On Demand ($499 value). 

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  • feedwordpress 21:12:21 on 2017/04/29 Permalink
    Tags: Healing Emotions, Inner Resources, , Personal Growth, , self-improvement   

    A High Achiever Who Has Great Information to Share 

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    Lolly Daskal is the founder and CEO of Lead From Within and she is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world.Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies.Based on a mix of modern philosophy, science,and nearly thirty years coaching top executives, Lolly’s perspective on leadership continues to break new ground and produce exceptional results. Of her many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the WorldHer writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Inc.com, Fast, Huffington Post,Psychology Today, and others. Her new book is The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness.

    Highlights:

    • Lolly shares some background and how she decided to do the work she does.
    • As a child Lolly was very curious and read a lot about psychology and human behavior.
    • Lolly created a system of inquiry for herself that came from her own curiosity.
    • Lolly shares how she got into executive coaching.
    • There are archetypes that Lolly recognizes in people.
    • As a person is always on the go, Lolly developed methods for finding peace within.
    • Finding meaning in whatever is happening is important to Lolly.
    • Lolly shares an exercise to help people get beyond complaining.
    • Becoming focused and disciplined was something Lolly had to teach herself.
    • As an executive coach, Lolly first has to find out if there is “a want” within her clients.
    • Lolly shares the characteristic of clients that hold themselves back and how she leads them in positive ways.
    • Most of Lolly’s clients are between 45 and 65 who are often stuck in their patterns. She shares how she works with clients.
    • We talk about Lolly’s discipline and how it is serving her.
    • Lolly is giving away an assessment she offers free until May 16. Use the link below.
    • “Greatness is a choice that is available to everyone.”

    Links:

    Lolly is offering a large package of bonuses when you order her book. Go to www.TheLeadershipGapBook.com

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  • feedwordpress 09:35:01 on 2016/11/14 Permalink
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    6 Ways To Feast On Learning 

    feast-on-learning

    I decided to pull out this Monday Motivator from 2013 because it is a favorite of mine, still holds true and in fact, I believe it to be truer than ever before. Since I wrote this in 2013, I have expanded my mind to the worlds of:

    • Focus instead of multitasking
    • Engagement instead of entitlement
    • Being revolutionary
    • Being resilient
    • Collaboration
    • Creativity and innovation
    • The dangers of a digital world
    • And so much more!

    I have dug deep into each of those topics and am excited about every one of them. But I’m not only the student, I am an advocate for each area and firmly believe in the concepts. I hope you enjoy reading the following.

    I have always been hungry to learn. Or I should say, once I finished high school I gained an appreciation for learning. I went right into the workforce after high school and fortunately landed good jobs early in my career. I was exposed to and worked with some very bright executives. I was intrigued by the business world and how people acted and interacted. I observed their behaviors and listened to how they spoke. My hunger for knowledge grew stronger and stronger. I was also blessed during my younger working years, to have 3 outstanding executive mentors who I supported in various industries. I was a sponge and soaked up everything they had to offer. I was off to a very good start.

    Well, that continued as years passed and I am still hungry to learn. As the saying goes, “The more I know, the more I need to know.” I learn from the savvy executive assistants who attend my training programs, the executives who hire me, and from anyone I come in contact with as I travel the country. My vision is broadened as I meet people when I travel and attend industry conferences.

    I hope you will be an every-day student; don’t ever be so full of yourself that you stop learning.

    I know Thanksgiving is right around the corner so for this last full week before the holiday, here are some actions you can take.

    1. Observe the people you interact most with at the workplace. What actions do they take that you admire? What don’t you like that they do or say? What makes them shine above other employees? Is that a trait or traits you can work on?
    2. Listen! Stop all the distractions when people are talking to you or are in near range. What words do they use that make them stand out? Do they use creative language or ho-hum talk? Are they clear and concise as to what they want to communicate? What can you learn from them to enhance your own communication skills?
    3. Purchase one book this week that will expand your mind and vow to finish before the end of this year.
    4. Every day this week, use one new word that you want to add to your vocabulary.
    5. What can you learn from your immediate executive? What does he or she do really well that you need to improve upon?
    6. Are you staying up on the current trends in your organization?

    I wish you a great week and a very Happy Thanksgiving.

    Joan Burge

    Feast on learning and take advantage of our Black Friday Sale!

    Star Achievement Series Trainer Kit – $1,295 (reg. $1,495)
    Online Learning Programs – 40% Off
    Executive and Assistant Partnership Bundle – 50% Off
    Purchase any of Chrissy Scivicque’s products and receive the webinar Setting Healthy Boundaries in the Workplace for FREE ($49 value).
    Word Trippers Subscription – 40% Off

    Use promo code BLACKFRIDAY17 at check-out.

    BONUS! Make a purchase during our Black Friday Sale and be entered to win 2017 Conference On Demand ($499 value). 

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