We Are All Leaders

We are all leaders. Leadership is about influence. Leadership begins with the self and a valuable component of strong leadership is love. We specialize in leading ourselves and make choices to positively influence our present and future. To love anyone else we need to start with loving ourselves and to lead anyone else we need to begin by leading ourselves.

This challenge is bigger than first perceived and many people fail to make it past the starting gate because of initial poor choices that lead to social debt. Playing catch up mode in life prevents compounding growth of success from happening, but success is not unreachable if we start pushing the 200 ton bus today.  The goal is to have something to show for life when it is all said and done.

Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is an important theory that outlines the progression of successful development. Briefly, we need basic needs such as food and water, and will strive to satisfy these needs at any cost.  Poverty creates violence and we would all become animalistic if cast to the lower level of the hierarchy.  Safety needs are next followed by the need to be liked by others or some would call it the need for love.  This is the level most of us attempt to fulfill and fall short because of choices or faulty intentions.

Strong leadership ability depends on satisfying this need and this need is fulfilled initially by loving ourselves. The following two levels are where history takes place and greatness is achieved. The need to be respected by others and the need to be accomplished are the fuel of higher level goals.  When Rocky reaches the top step we all feel his energy and identify with his determination because it is human nature to want to reach that top step. Leadership starts within us and providing others with positive influence is a priceless gift that transfers throughout generations.

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The Art of Greatness

A whistle in the wind – A moment in time – A thriller in Manila – A humble Giant leader

Greatness creates the improbable

A focused vision that unites people

A selfless passionate bigger than consciousness

A will of the mind to do the unthinkable against the insurmountable

Treasure discovered where no one has looked and is still yet to find

Achieving feat that has never been defined

Inventing new categories to measure ability

A magical thought leader with brilliant mental agility

A myth, a legend, an acme of glory

A smile, a shrug, a sincere answer that gives others credit

A humanitarian hero without regret

Achieving what is deemed improbable

A force that knows unlimited power

The power others have yet to see

A beacon of hope – A diamond of trust to be

A power that shines bright for all to see

That says, what you see in me is you

Words and praise are nice but inadequate to the great

Knows importance of love and shares its radiance

Heart of gold that beats in cadence

Creating memories that are not yet realized

A true leader – A one of a kind – A brand its own – Mastering the unknown

Inspired by Eli Manning ∞

 

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S.M.A.R.T. Goals Explained

S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Successful people create S.M.A.R.T. goals and people are successful because they create S.M.A.R.T. goals.  A true full circle – below is an outline of how you can apply S.M.A.R.T. goals to your process so you could enhance your success in a shorter amount of time and join the ranks of the Elite.

It all begins with an end goal in mind – A true desire – A need that you want to fill.  S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym for creating a process to reach the end result with success.  Stress is produced when order turns into havoc and having a S.M.A.R.T. blueprint allows the goal to take on its own form of auto-pilot thus reducing associated stress.

S.M.A.R.T. goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.

Specific – I want to make a lot of money vs. I want to make 250k within the next 8 months.  A specific measuring point provides you a metric for success or failure and provides a solid mental structure that creates motivation and purpose.

Measurable – Daily, Weekly, Monthly metrics are important when measuring your progress to meet the end goal.  Developing a specific amount of time per day dedicated to making a specific amount of money will allow you to measure the difference between existing and needed amounts to reach the end goal.  These measurable structures allow you to create an automated trajectory to meet your end goal.  This will allow you to adjust your metrics along the journey in order to reach the desired target or to reduce the end goal to a more realistic outcome. “Things that get measured get done” – Peter Drucker

Attainable – Or in other words realistic – You will not go from earning no money to earning 10 billion every 6 months.  Although we would like to make drastic leaps in earning potential, this is not realistic.  Develop a realistic goal that can be achieved.  Coaches note: Don’t sell yourself short either – You can achieve great things with great effort – All things are possible if you believe in yourself, find the correct operations, and work hard and diligently to achieve your desired results.

Relevant – How does this goal apply to your life? Are you motivated to meet this goal? Do you own the goal? The importance of the goal in relation to your life satisfaction is optimal for applying yourself to completing your efforts. If there is no substantial benefit or improvement then why are you doing it anyway? Choose your goals strategically and make certain that you want to achieve the desired results and gain a full understanding on the rewards you will receive on your journey.

Timely – Start the countdown – Without a time limit, the goal accomplishment could go on indefinitely.  Without a future goal post to signal the end will inhibit your success by allowing daily distractions to interfere with your required efforts. Success is defined as meeting goals. Set a feasible target date to enhance commitment and focus and this is the final step in being S.M.A.R.T.

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Entrepreneurship is Leadership

Change brings stress

Business is like pushing a giant bus

It takes a great effort to start the motion

But once the bus is moving – It accelerates by itself

Entrepreneurship is about learning from failure

Failure comes from taking chances

Chances come from innovative ideas

If 1 of 10 ideas work

You fail 9 of 10 times

But you are still a success

“The needle in the hay stack is what counts for an Entrepreneur”

  • Only the most resilient find the hidden needle

Hang in there – Stay positive – Push forward

  • Only if you give up or stop taking chances do you truly fail

It is not how many times you fail but how many times you get up to try again that counts

Business professionals that succeed are pressed to produced

Entrepreneurship is Leadership

Living in the paradoxical pressured moment is a key to victory

Getting clients and providing a quality product that develops a client following is vital

“Innovation is the new way of doing things around here (World Culture)”

What can we produce that improves lives?

Start with what will improve your life and then think outwards

Identify the pain that exist in people’s lives

How can you reduce their pain?

People will find the money for the cure

You will be adding value to people’s lives and improving living standards

Now you are an Entrepreneur and a true Leader

Keep innovating – keep thinking – keep exploring

“True positive change is optimal for survival and those who do not adapt get left behind”

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Updated American Leadership Paradox (submitted to ICF for newsletter)

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Leadership Dilemma: The American Leadership Paradox

As coaches, we aim to support the development of our clients to meet
strategic goals and to enhance overall quality of life.  Coaching and Leadership intersect – In the
organizational sense; Associates want value from their leaders, and desire to
develop a co-relationship focused on achieving success.  The current zeitgeist of Leadership is
trending towards acquiring specific skills that is possessed by the coaching
industry.  As potential change agents, coaches must ask powerful questions about the psychological dynamics of our society at large.

•Are we at war with ourselves?

•Why are large bureaucratic organizations slow to act?

•How do we understand the complexities of the struggle?

Society demands a powerful altruistic Leader that makes quick decisions that
benefit everyone while simultaneously providing security.  However, America is a nation of
individualists who strive to be the Leader, and are ashamed to be categorized
in the role of follower.  Simply, American culture frowns upon the follower and the omnipotent Leader is exaggeratedly admired.

•Who do you want to be?

The Leader of course! Well, the problem is that Leaders need followers.  If everyone is the Leader and no-one follows,
then there is a Leadership dilemma called The American Leadership Paradox.

1. Society wants community and togetherness, but explicitly yearns for a capitalist society with individualist freedom.

2. Society values family, but relishes in the rebel persona.

3. American culture is a paradox that attempts to indulge within both ends of the spectrum.

Leaders are unable to lead because society chooses to scoff at instead of follow.  Cognitive dissonance is displayed towards
Leaders, and society at large believes they are capable of producing better results.  Trust and integrity have been squandered by previous leaders which disables pre-determined respect for future Leaders.

The Nature/Nurture debate – Is it inborn or due to the situation?  Current research has determined the debate to be estimated at a 50/50 split.

If there are wonderful Leaders and the situation is not conducive to leading, then the
cold-hard truth is – Leaders will fail 50% of the time regardless of inborn or
learned ability. Current Leadership is failing at an astounding rate (over
70%). What constitutes leadership failure? Short answer: Not meeting goals.

•How do we survive in a Leaderless society if our models in family,
business, politics, education, and more, require a Leader who has power that is admired and followed?

•Can we all be leaders without followers or is there another solution?

Currently, the common consensus is that: our Leaders are unethical,
self-centered, and ruining our economy!  Americans,
don’t trust the government, don’t trust commercials, and in fact, place little
faith on anything.  Why?  Is it because Americans are horrible people, or
is it because our system is coming to a breaking point? I argue for the latter.

•Why do we tolerate unethical leadership?

•Why do some leaders act unethically?

Our individualist system funneled these leaders to the pinnacle because they
are the best players of the game our society has produced.  They are tolerated because, if they are great
Leaders, elitist, and are flawed, then the individual perception interprets an
ego-boost which sends the individual’s self-esteem sky rocketing.  The ego-imagination covets the positive regard
of a Leader, and an unethical Leader with praise is lesser qualified for the
role of Leader than the self.  The
American Leadership Paradox!

•How do we fix the Paradox?

Fixing or modifying any paradox is a mission within
a mission, which might never be accomplished, and is why venturing out
on this journey is more than challenging.  Albeit while complex, well worth the strategic
effort because Leadership is an integral part of a successful society.

Professional Leadership Coaching:

Enhancing self-awareness of cultural factors and aiding in understanding the
application of value-based Leadership. Utilizing expert coaching tools to raise
awareness and move Leaders through blinding dimensions.
As coaches, we could participate in curbing and overcoming the
deterioration of the aforementioned: American Leadership.  We cannot be concerned with the system and
concentration of choosing Leaders, but rather, concentrate on the coaching role
in development which is integral to Leadership success. This article challenges
all qualified coaches to understand the dynamics of Leadership and contribute
to supporting the evolution & success of the Leadership dimension.

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