This week I’m looking forward to Day 2 of our STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP with St Stephen’s Hospital – Fraser Coast. When it comes to STRATEGY + STRUCTURE, the areas I focus on when working with leaders and their teams are:⠀
• Strategic and operational planning⠀
• Aligning people structure to execute strategy⠀
• Strategic thinking skills⠀
If you don’t have a clear, sustainable strategic and operational planning cycle in play that engages your staff in the conversation, it’s time to reach out. email@example.com
Working hard isn’t fun if you don’t get to enjoy it along the way...
Make sure you set out your vision boards and plan trips and goals so you know what all the hard work is about & you don’t lose sight of that when things get tough.
Have you checked your heart lately? If it is unhealthy, it has an impact on everything else in your life from relationships to your leadership skills.
Apparently, for people in ministry, it's even worse. The New York Times reports that church leaders now suffer from obesity, hypertension, and depression at rates higher than most Americans and their life expectancy has fallen as well. •
So how can leaders cultivate a healthy heart? Here are 4 tips from Leadership Coach Michael Hyatt:
1.The Discipline of Reflection: We live in a busy and noisy world that will suck the life out of us if we let it. It is essential that we pull away to a quiet place, pause, and reflect. If Jesus did this (Mark 1:35), how much more important is it for us?
2.The Discipline of Rest: Often what looks like discouragement is just weariness. We are made to shut down for a third of the daily cycle. Make sure you get enough sleep at night and decide to rest for at least one day out of the week. Schedule vacations and even a sabbatical as well.
3.The Discipline of Recreation: Recreation involves any activity that gives us the opportunity to express our creativity. For some, it might include painting, writing, or playing a musical instrument. For me, writing and playing sports is what I prefer.
4. The Discipline of Relationships: This is the most important. You and I were made to live in relationship to others. In fact, the very foundation of reality is relational. Before the world was created, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit lived together in perfect love and unity.
However, in a world of social media and digital connections, we must be intentional about building authentic relationships and real community. This means making time—quality time—for our family members and friends. It means taking the initiative to invest in those we love. The right relationships open up a world of learning, encouragement, and accountability to us. Moreover, it’s a two-way street. When we’re in a meaningful relationship with others, we can provide those as well. •
Exhausted but still going. Nobody can stop me, my drive is like no other. I can’t accept failure and that’s how I’ve been my entire life. My brain is always working overtime, I sleep a minimum amount of hours and I’m right back at it again the top of next day. #Grateful#Chicago#Entrepreneur#Hustler
I think this post from @deangraziosi perfectly captures what I’ve been trying to say all day.
If you want to become a better leader, then identify what that means specifically for you. Create a mental picture of it and then determine the steps you need to take to arrive there.
The world needs great leaders and I think you can be one of them. So, start changing the world by first changing yourself.
Follow 👉🏼 @themillennial_leader for daily leadership encouragement!
We went for a family hike on Sunday evening. My son wasn’t excited how steep it was in getting to the top. I just encouraged him to focus on the next step in front of him, then the next. .
How true is that in life?
We can get so discouraged sometimes when the goal seems so far out there. .
But if we just stay consistently taking a couple consistent steps daily.. we too will arrive at the top. .
What are 2-3 steps daily, consistently that will lead to your success?
Will you follow your dreams? For your family... For your country... For You!
Today I sat through most of the day in a lecture on 'Inspired Leadership: Leading Change In a Changing World' with one of the leaders of @keurig, a $6 billion company. Thank you Chris for learning all our names before even meeting us, I will forever be touched by this single gesture. You spoke our names. You remembered our names.
Confident, witty drenched in humility and a profound love for people, such is your leadership style. It could only be through grace to have been part of the 25 member cohort who recieved a lecture from you in the 2018 MWF. Thank you for the many golden nuggets, tear jerking and 'laugh out loud' moments and of course, for the personalised books challenging us to go back to basics and pen down our 5 year plans/goals.
Your biz is a mirror that’s reflecting back to you everything you think you’re good at, everything you think you suck at, your fears, all your insecurities, and more.
They all show up in your business
We think that the problem is outside of ourselves.
But everything comes from within.
It’s an inside out game.
You have to change WHAT IS BEING REFLECTED.
Comment below what you need to shift in your biz. 👇🏼 .
I asked @tonyrobbins about what it means to be a leader and he said, “Leaders master the art of influence within themselves and with others so that they can act as a force for good and serve something that’s larger than themselves – creating permanent and lasting change around them.”
Being a leader is not about a title. It’s about how many leaders you create.⠀
What are you doing to build those around you into a high performance team? A rising tide lifts all boats. By learning to share the spotlight, work, and opportunities, you build trust in your team. And together you will multiply and build beyond what just you can do.