You stand up to present to your entire company. Together all of you moved through the challenges of the last year. After the polite applause died down, you press the forward button on your remote control. No one except you know for sure whether the ambitious goals that you and your senior team together came up with were achieved. Instead of showing financial numbers and progress against your goals, you show them a picture of the strip in Las Vegas. Cheering erupts in the room as everyone realizes that the each of them and their spouses are going to Las Vegas for three days to celebrate achieving those very goals you put in front of them a year ago.
In 2015, I was fortunate to be able to write blog posts for numerous thought leadership blogs. For two of those blogs, I have been asked to be a regular writer. It is a privilege to be able to write for other blogs. In this post, I want to highlight The Lead Change Group and The CEO Magazine, what they represent, while giving you links to my latest writing for each. May you be challenged and plan in 2016.
In his book The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say David Dye shows us what we say as well as how we say it has massive impact on ourselves and those we lead. David’s list is in close alignment with what I have written about here. Examples of his ideas include how we as leaders can be of service to those we lead (#4 How Can I Help?), treating everything in life as an experiment (#2 Try It), and by celebrating the wins (#7 Nice).
Every chapter of my book Wind In Your Sails: Vital Strategies That Accelerate Your Entrepreneurial Growth ends with the section Take Action Now. Here are my actions to look after and engage with the people in your company.