Success Matters: #23 May 2010
What’s the connection between generosity and leading by [positive] example?
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Conversations and strategies about how to stand out IN a crowd and create sustainable success while making a difference through high impact contributions.
A Message from Gerrie
What has been most meaningful or exciting for you this past month . . . either in your personal or professional life?
One of my most heart warming moments was at a family gathering, recognizing my 7 year old nephew. Although he was intent on working on his video game when I was departing, his father put on his mentor hat and ‘invited’ my nephew to be a gracious host. I was touched when my nephew very sincerely said, “Thank you, Gerrie, for coming to my party and taking time to spend the day with us.”
Wouldn’t you love to be acknowledged like that in your professional life? Imagine your boss stopping by your office at the end of the day and thanking you for your contribution! As Maria Gamb mentioned during our Virtual Café call on May 11, it just takes one person to shift the energy.
As I reflected further about my nephew and his father’s mentoring, it struck me that my nephew is learning some critical leadership skills and redirecting behaviors that could derail him as a leader.
Bea Fields, President of the
global Bea Fields Companies, Inc. and Founder of Five Star Leader Coaching
and Training, observed 100 behaviors that derail leaders and negatively
impact their credibility and trust.
Many of you get bogged down in details, reporting that you have so much
to do that you can’t avoid getting bogged down in details. As a
result, you feel stressed and overwhelmed and challenged with being
politically savvy when the rules are constantly changing.
Enjoy a uniquely perfect day.
P.S. – Watch for the Announcement, being broadcast next week, about our June 8 Unique Genius Virtual Café Event with Julie Cohen, Professional Certified Coach and author of ‘Your Work, Your Life . . .Your Way: 7 Keys to Work-Life Balance”.
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Our Unique Genius Virtual Café Event is scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month from 12:00Noon – 12:55pm to help you create sustainable success and stand out IN a crowd for your unique, credible expertise.
Let me know what topics YOU want to hear about!
Julie brings 20 years experience in corporate, non-profit and entrepreneurial entities to her work as a coach. Her passion and personal focus on work-life balance evolves as she integrates her roles as business owner, mother, wife, pianist, yoga student and recycling enthusiast.
Julie will share insights about her proven approach to sustaining a harmonious and fulfilling life that she outlines in her results-oriented book. In her book, she describes inspiring stories and provides practical tools to streamline your life, such as how to stop the cycle of stress, fatigue and frustration and how to create boundaries and set priorities to accomplish what needs to be done and still having time left over for you.
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However, you may be fearful and uncertain about your job, so you
hesitate to stand out too visibly. Many people also talk about how the
fear leads to overwork, overextension, and overwhelm. And, what does
this lead to … feeling tired and stressed.
My observation points to a simple, inside-out solution to standing
out, daring to be REMARKABLE, and generously ‘leading by [positive]
Julie Cohen will describe her perspective about ‘work-life SATISFACTION’ in our Virtual Café on June 8. It’s a new way of looking at work-life balance. Have you ever TRIED to get and maintain balance in your life? I experienced frustration myself when I tried to bring balance to my work-life until I learned about the concept of being in the ‘flow’ of life.
To learn more about the NEW world of business, check out Seth Godin’s
books, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? and Tribes: We Need
You to Lead Us.
How would you rate yourself on the characteristics below?
1. I am able to focus on the strategic goals and tasks of each day, and complete them as planned. I find time at the end of the day to prepare for the next day’s goals.
Your Personal Rating:
2. Although it takes some thought, I am able to let go of the unimportant details that get me locked into a cycle of procrastination, and refocus my attention on the important / not urgent tasks.
Your Personal Rating:
3. I am known to deliver on my commitments with high quality before the deadline, scheduling buffer time for the unexpected.
Your Personal Rating:
Tune into future editions of Success Matters and identify what you can do to discover more secrets to sustainable success!
The Truth About Sucking Up: How Authentic Self-Promotion Benefits You and Your Organization. Author: Gina Hernez-Broome; Cindy McLaughlin; Stephanie Trovas. Publisher: CCL Press (Center for Creative Leadership), 2009
“Why do organizations so often reward the most vocal or most visible even if they aren’t the most qualified?
This is a critically important question. Beyond bruised egos and a free-floating sense of unfairness lies a larger organizational problem: when the wrong people get noticed and rewarded, organizations suffer. Projects fail, goals are not met, employee morale and motivation disintegrate, and cynicism festers. This book can help you prevent those drastic outcomes by making authentic self-promotion part of your everyday work life.”
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