Archive for the ‘Core Ideals For Leaders’ Category

Fundamentals of Living Into Your Future – Never give up

August 28, 2014  |   Coaching,Core Ideals For Leaders   |     |   0 Comment

Photo by Ben FjellangerThere has been a lot written about leading teams and overcoming obstacles together. Many pertain to sports teams, a business or family. I recently watched the movie Lone Survivor on a long plane ride home from Europe. A compelling story about a small group of Navy Seal warriors dedicating life and all to each other. It was moving beyond explanation to me as I cried like a baby in the quiet darkness of the plane while others slept. I was convicted and inspired as they listed all the young men who gave their all at the end of the film along with their families. Left only with self reflection on how I would have responded in that situation. I've twice been faced directly with the potential loss of my life. Nothing ...

Coaching to Core Ideals – Networks of Power

May 16, 2011  |   Coaching,Core Ideals For Leaders   |     |   1 Comment

This is the final post in this series Coaching to Core Ideals. There are several topics in the running and in the making! Stay tuned! The IDEAL LEADER is 1) Visionary, 2) Authentic, 3) Disciplined, 4) Accessible, and 5) a Strategic Learner. See the Coaching to Core Ideals post to get a quick overview and context for the series. The IDEAL LEADER is a STRATEGIC LEARNER. Thinking their business “ahead” of the game and also their own skills and awareness Networks within the industry and the company to gain important perspectives and knowledge to make decisions My desire is to make a real contribution to the narrative on how leaders can truly impact the lives of those around them and live an intentional life...an integrated life. This post completes this series on “Coaching to Core Ideals”.  I thank all of you who have stayed with me on my sporadic ...

Coaching to Core Ideals – Game Changer: Think Before You Lead

May 14, 2011  |   Coaching,Core Ideals For Leaders   |     |   0 Comment

This is another post in the series Coaching to Core Ideals. The IDEAL LEADER is 1) Visionary, 2) Authentic, 3) Disciplined, 4) Accessible, and 5) a Strategic Learner. See the Coaching to Core Ideals post to get a quick overview and context for the series. We are going to break each sub-topic down over the next few weeks. The IDEAL LEADER is a STRATEGIC LEARNER. Thinking their business “ahead” of the game and also their own skills and awareness Networks within the industry and the company to gain important perspectives and knowledge to make decisions Indeed some leaders start out early in their career open and excited to learn and then over time they become stale and set in their ways. Being a game changer is not easy for even the very best leaders. It can be a very challenging thing in business environments to get people to be ...

Coaching to Core Ideals – Ideal Loser or Leader

April 17, 2011  |   Coaching,Core Ideals For Leaders   |     |   0 Comment

This is another post in the series Coaching to Core Ideals. The IDEAL LEADER is 1) Visionary, 2) Authentic, 3) Disciplined, 4) Accessible, and 5) a Strategic Learner. See the Coaching to Core Ideals post to get a quick overview and context for the series. We are going to break each sub-topic down over the next few weeks. The IDEAL LEADER is ACCESSIBLE Physically available to the right people at the right time Adept at creating forums that important knowledge, information, and direction setting goals can be shared and understood. Emotionally, mentally and intellectually available If you strive to be an Ideal Leader then you must be mentally and intellectually available to people when you are physically with them. When you are investing your time as a leader to be with someone…BE WITH THEM! Sounds crazy simple, but some people leaders are checking the box with their people time. ...

Coaching to Core Ideals – Environmental Engineering of Success

March 19, 2011  |   Coaching,Core Ideals For Leaders   |     |   0 Comment

This is another post in the series Coaching to Core Ideals. The IDEAL LEADER is 1) Visionary, 2) Authentic, 3) Disciplined, 4) Accessible, and 5) a Strategic Learner. See the Coaching to Core Ideals post to get a quick overview and context for the series. We are going to break each sub-topic down over the next few weeks. The IDEAL LEADER is ACCESSIBLE Physically available to the right people at the right time. Adept at creating forums where discussion and ideas get shared. Emotionally, mentally and intellectually available Leading is about engineering success at many levels within an organization. Leaders are focused often only on the “output”. This is only part of the equation. The larger and more complex an organization becomes the more vital it is that I coach leaders around process. Leaders are responsible for the entire environmental ...

Coaching to Core Ideals – Are You An Owner or A Renter

February 05, 2011  |   Coaching,Core Ideals For Leaders   |     |   2 Comments

This is another post in the series Coaching to Core Ideals. The IDEAL LEADER is 1) Visionary, 2) Authentic, 3) Disciplined, 4) Accessible, and 5) a Strategic Learner. See the Coaching to Core Ideals post to get a quick overview and context for the series. We are going to break each sub-topic down over the next few weeks. The IDEAL LEADER is DISCIPLINED Makes tough decisions in a timely manner Talks straight and moves forward with feedback effectively and courageously Does the not make their problems anyone else’s, they own them and act accordingly In coaching leaders; whether they own their own business, lead an organization, or a team of sales and account managers there is one constant. Successful leaders are experienced in embracing their problems as their own and enlisting others in their network to help them. It ...

Coaching to Core Ideals – Straight Talk and a Straight Walk

January 23, 2011  |   Coaching,Core Ideals For Leaders   |     |   0 Comment

By heartwoodgroup This is another post in the series Coaching to Core Ideals. The IDEAL LEADER is 1) Visionary, 2) Authentic, 3) Disciplined, 4) Accessible, and 5) a Strategic Learner. See the Coaching to Core Ideals post to get a quick overview and context for the series. We are going to break each sub-topic down over the next few weeks. The IDEAL LEADER is DISCIPLINED Makes tough decisions in a timely manner Talks straight and moves forward with feedback effectively and courageously Does not make their problems anyone else’s, they own them and act accordingly In an earlier post on meaningful dialogue I asked the following questions. Do you have to go “undercover” as a leader or can you build a culture that fosters, demonstrates, and rewards straight talk? Why do managers hesitate saying what needs to be said rather ...

Coaching to Core Ideals – Tough and Timely Decisions

January 15, 2011  |   Coaching,Core Ideals For Leaders   |     |   1 Comment

This is another post in the series Coaching to Core Ideals. The IDEAL LEADER is 1) Visionary, 2) Authentic, 3) Disciplined, 4) Accessible, and 5) a Strategic Learner. See the Coaching to Core Ideals post to get a quick overview and context for the series. We are going to break each sub-topic down over the next few weeks. The IDEAL LEADER is DISCIPLINED Makes tough decisions in a timely manner Talks straight and moves forward with feedback effectively and courageously Does not make their problems anyone else’s, they own them and act accordingly When I started to write about Coaching to Core Ideals it was my inaugural attempt at posting to a blog that I had set up last spring. Coming up with ideas and subjects are not the issue for me. I needed to get into the ...

Coaching to Core Ideals – Other-Wise: Focused on Others

January 12, 2011  |   Coaching,Core Ideals For Leaders   |     |   1 Comment

This is another post in the series Coaching to Core Ideals. The IDEAL LEADER is 1) Visionary, 2) AUTHENTIC,  3) Disciplined, 4) Accessible, and 5) a Strategic Learner. See the Coaching to Core Ideals post to get a quick overview and context for the series. We are going to break each sub-topic down over the next few weeks. The IDEAL LEADER is AUTHENTIC. Knows who they are as a person of strengths and weaknesses Doesn’t hesitate to be engaged in meaningful dialogue with people at any level Is “other” focused At first thought you might wonder…”What’s the connection between being an authentic leader and having a mindset or focus that is on others?” I would and I think it is a valid question.  As ...

Coaching to Core Ideals – Engaged in Meaningful Dialogue

January 08, 2011  |   Coaching,Core Ideals For Leaders   |     |   1 Comment

This is another post in the series Coaching to Core Ideals. The IDEAL LEADER is 1) Visionary, 2) AUTHENTIC,  3) Disciplined, 4) Accessible, and 5) a Strategic Learner. See the Coaching to Core Ideals post to get a quick overview and context for the series. We are going to break each sub-topic down over the next few weeks. The IDEAL LEADER is AUTHENTIC. Knows who they are as a person of strengths and weaknesses Doesn’t hesitate to be engaged in meaningful dialogue with people at any level Is “other” focused Simplification is a quest most of us seek in our day to day work and lives.  We don’t like the being engaged in a conversation that wastes our time.  We want to break things down to THE common denominator.  Said another way, to find the point from which complexity arises.  Get to the ...