As we wrap up the last week of January 2022, we and business leaders need to pause and reflect on the leaders we are, the leaders we are becoming and/or the leaders we need to be. There are various statements about how leaders are not born they are made.  I’m not convinced the statement is true of false.  I believe that each and everyone one of us has the basic talents to be leaders of one sort or another.  We might not lead a fortune 500 company, but we very well could be an instrumental leader in a young child’s life by leading the local scout troop. Maybe more importantly is the leading you do daily within your organization.

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Personal Accountability

Holding oneself to high standards is not only important for your own growth and achievement but it invites relationships to you which want to help you get where you are going. The path on your journey if then filled not with fear and challenges but with energy and people who are all growing with you.

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As we continue our exploration of leadership, we touch upon a topic which many business leaders talk about but cannot necessarily identify in their organization. They might reference things like “we have a great working environment here.” When asked to articulate what that is or looks like or how the staff view it the conversation tends to get very chilly very fast.  The culture of the organization and the environment which either supports it or conflicts with it are sometimes secondary to the operation of the business.

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As we move into a new year of better outcomes, take some time to set in motion a governing approach which focuses on building yourself up to the levels necessary to achieve greatness rather than dragging others down to a level below you, so you create the impression of growth at another’s expense. It may appear and even feel like growth but in the end, it is lowering yourself to a new low.

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As we focus on leadership during the January 2022 Guide Posts, today we explore the concepts of discipline as a direct contributor to your success as not only a leader in your organization but in life itself. There are numerous examples of those who have achieved greatness as a result of the discipline they put into their daily routine as the launching pad to their success.

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A Culture of Deep Division

Division happens when two elements separate for any number of reasons. When this happens at the atomic level, heat is created to such a degree it can turn water into steam to generate electricity. This same level of energy also happens in our society when two factions divide on a subject matter and cause much heated dialogue. Such heat is so destructive that in this case it fractures the very fabric of communities, neighbors, families.

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As business owners and leaders, January means the restart of our business efforts.  Restart is not a negative view but one that can bring great energy to your organization. The key is that you as the leader must be the first one to bring forth the new energy. So how can you be the Leader and instill this new energy? Over the next couple of weeks in January, the “Guide Posts” will explore…

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Culture Restart

The New Year is here, and it is a time of fresh starts. Not only in the things we want to do differently but also the environments we need to immerse ourselves into to provide the necessary and ideal elements to help each of us grow and develop our full and complete potential. To make time for the new things we start we must also stop doing things which no longer contribute to the direction of the path we are choosing to pursue.

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