Emotion Drives Motion

  • People bring the whole person to work.
  • If an employee has personal problems, they will have business problems.
  • Tapping into an employee’s intrinsic motivator requires understanding their GPS.

G = Goals.  What outcomes do they want to achieve?

P = Passions.  What do they love?

S = Struggles.  What constraints are holding them back?

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  • Most leadership occurs from the middle of the organization.
  • There is a difference between management and leadership.
  • Management is more about compliance.
  • Leadership is more about influence.
  • Leadership is an art.
  • If you can increase your influence, you can increase your leadership.


leadership myths

The 3 Myths of Leadership

If I’m not at the top I can’t lead

  • Build relationships with people so you lead naturally.
  • Influence comes from relationship.
  • You earn the right to lead.
  • The only proof of leadership is follower-ship.
  • Leadership is a choice not a position.

When I get to the top, then I’ll be the leader

  • Developing leadership is a lifelong process.
  • When opportunity comes, it’s way too late to prepare.
  • What are you doing to prepare?
  • What’s your leadership learning plan?
  • The greatest power is the power to become, you don’t have to stay the same.

When I get to the top, then there are no limits

  • Leadership is not a ticket to freedom.
  • The best leaders are the best servants.
  • As you move up, your responsibilities increases.
  • Your decisions have greater impact.


The price of greatness is the acceptance of responsibility

-Winston Churchill


becomeBeing vs Doing

The beginning of the year is typically a big goal setting time. We dream about what we want to do and accomplish. We make our plans about what we can achieve. Here’s the problem? Those resolutions rarely stick. They become yet another broken promise we have made to ourselves and before we know it, we’ve given up. Don’t let this be you in 2015.

Who do I need to become this year?

In your goal setting I’ve discovered a better question to ask. Instead of asking, “What do I want to accomplish this year?” Dig deeper and ask, “Who do I need to become this year?” My life took a dramatic shift when I stopped setting Doing Goals and began to focus on Being Goals. Who you become is much more powerful than what you do.

What you do flows from who you are

In January I’m doing goal setting work with most clients. We’re setting revenue goals, personal goals, health goals. We’re setting any kind of goal you can think of. We’re plotting how to make 2015 the best year ever. But we before we set those goals, we first ask ourself, “Who are we going to become in 2015?” If you can become a great person, you will accomplish great things. What you do first flows from who you are!

My Becoming List for 2015

  • Become More Resilient.
    • I want to let things slide off of me this year. At times last year, I took things too personal.
  • Become More Responsive.
    • I want to respond quicker to clients needs and concerns. I was a little too reactive in 2014, but in 2015 I’m going to become more proactive.
  • Become More Efficient.
    • I want to organize my time and calendar so that I’m more efficient. I need to make every moment count to make 2015 the best year ever.
  • Become More Consistent.
    • I let my podcast slide in 2014 and I’m not happy about it. I’m going to establish better habits and focus on the success routines to make 2015 awesome.


What about you? I’m sure you’ve already set your goals but did you ask yourself:

“Who do I need to become in 2015?”

What you accomplish stems from who you become. Go become someone great this year!