Pivots

Your life needs either a Tweak, a Pivot, or a Makeover – Part 2 In another post I talked about the fact that your life or career may need a “Tweak”.Tweaks are simple adjustments that refocus on desired outcomes.These are small but pack a big punch. Now I want to talk about when you need a “pivot”, which is more …

Tweaks

Your life needs either a Tweak, a Pivot, or a Makeover – Part 1 Work-life balance is a fallacy. You are not balanced at any point in your life, but you should be striving for it. You are constantly changing either by growing or shrinking, stopping or starting, getting up or falling down. As you make decisions, big or small, …

Blind Spots

Blind spots are obvious to others but many times oblivious to us Recently while jogging on a trail in the woods, I encountered a squirrel who stood very still as I passed. The squirrel thought it was invisible. It wasn’t. Your blind spots are the same way. If you do perceive that something is not right, you still try to “act” like everything …

Core Values

A GPS has all of the coordinates to help you reach your desired destination. When you begin to stray off course or take a wrong turn, it will immediately alert you of your error. It’s purpose is keep you from going in the wrong direction and if you to show you the way back. Just like a GPS to keep …

Half Finished

I heard a friend say this phrase the other day, “I’m the master of the half-finished.” It made me really start to think about what it meant. I felt like a fox caught in the hen house. That phrase described me on many occasions in my life. I am a visionary with an aggressive personality. I can see things finished, …

Indicator Lights

Often we find things out of balance in our life. They show up in unusual ways or through abnormal behaviors. Have you ever acted or reacted in a certain way and thought, “Why did I do that? That’s not me”. Those are indicators. When things are out of balance in our lives it could be due to stress, depression, over-work, …

Critical Results of Negative Tension on a Team

Tug not War – Part 2 Check out Part 1 and Part 3 In Part 1, we looked at four words associated with tension. They are conflict, stress, strain, or pressure. Tension on a team can be fatal. Teams are made of a diverse group of people, to say the least. They all have different behaviors and personalities. We often use the Personality Imprint™ and Team Imprint™ to assess the …

Positive Tension on a Team

Tug not War – Part 3 In Part 1, we looked at four words associated with tension. They are conflict, stress, strain, or pressure. In Part 2 we discussed the word tension and how it can be defined as, “the act of stretching or straining.” Both are action words and both create a pull in different directions; therefore, we get “tension”. Note there is a positive side, “stretching”, …

Tension on a Team

Tug not War – Part 1 When you see the word tension, you usually think about things like conflict, stress, strain, or pressure. No leader wants these things for his team. These things will cause a team to self-destruct. It will implode and destroy anything connected to it. As leaders, we spend a great deal of time working on relieving tension from our team. …