Defining Leadership

Every leader has their own style.  And their methods will vary because of the multiple factors they are influenced by.  Here are some examples of what leadership is… 1 – Creating a better environment 2 – Knowing yourself, and your team, very well 3 – Giving your team the tools to succeed 4 – Providing positive, authentic influence 5 – Knowing right from wrong (portray confidence) 6 – Building around a common goal (or goals) 7 – Having the ability to solve problems 8 – Helping others/feeling satisfaction 9 – Building a generation of leaders 10 – Inspiring your team and building followership 11 – Actively listening to others There is not a specific formula to being a good leader.  Leaders should be authentic, have a good personality, and be naturally motivational.  They should want to teach and provide as much leadership as possible to their team.  Great leaders make for great business! PJ's New Pic (smaller) ActionCoach-logo
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Small Talk: Event Tips

Whether we are selling to a customer, networking with colleagues, or meeting with a new prospect, you will be engaged in small talk, building a rapport with casual conversation. Want to master some of these “small talk” skills?  Of course you do.  Here are some tips to guide you through this informal conversation. 1 – Most people can talk very easier about a subject they know more about than a subject they know little about.  But if you ask open-ended questions, the person you’re speaking to may open up and join in the conversation. 2 – Want to prove to the other person that you’re really listening to them?  Remember details of your conversation to bring up later.  Actively listen so they know you are engaged.  You will build stronger connections if you pay attention. 3 – Leave your phone in your pocket or in your car.  Don’t pull it out during conversation.  It’s a huge turn off to others and will send a clear message that you’re not interested. 4 – Go into events and social gatherings with some enthusiasm. Having the right attitude shows you are passionate about what you do.  View these “small talk” occasions as opportunities. You really just never know who you might meet along the way.   And make sure you always have a planned exit.  Here’s a great potential exit line: “This has been great.  So glad we got the chance to meet.  I would love to stay in touch. Do you have a card?” Most of all…have fun, learn something, meet new people. Feel purposeful.   PJ's New Pic (smaller) ActionCoach-logo
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Is Your Sleep Affecting Your Business?

If you are a business owner, you are probably routinely running on very little sleep.  Even though many entrepreneurs view this as a normal pattern for themselves, it goes against the fact that adults need 7-9 hours of sleep, each night. High-achieving people represent a small portion of society, and this small portion of society is probably sleep deprived.  Maybe they are so driven that they can overcome the effects it has on their body and mind. Whether they admit they’re exhausted or not, the fact is YOU NEED SLEEP. Your entire body pays the price when it isn’t well rested.  Some side effects of not enough sleep are:
  1. Unable to focus
  2. Gain weight
  3. Increased exhaustion (burning out)
  4. Under-performed memory
While some of us don’t think we need a lot of sleep, we need to be reminded that sleep is highly correlated to your mood, weight, concentration, and memory.  Don’t let your productivity decline just because you want extra hours (awake) to yourself at night. Get enough sleep! Your body (and your business) will thank you! PJ's New Pic (smaller) ActionCoach-logo
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