Good Morning Friends!
Here we are, already halfway through the first month of a new decade.
So, how are you feeling so far? Have you spent some time narrowing in on your goals for 2020? Can you point to specific steps you have taken in pursuit of your next big dream (a conversation you’ve had, a connection you’ve formed, a behavior you’ve shifted)?
Now’s the time that most people abandon their New Year’s resolutions and corporations begin losing sight of their targets. So, today’s a great time to check-in while our commitments are fresh and the feel of “newness” is still alive and well!
Here are a few leadership thoughts to keep you in this space as we head into the weekend…
Do You Have a Vision?
I have found that most people and/or companies have a vague understanding of where they are heading. Many spend a great deal of time coming up with the words to vision and mission statements and a list of core values, but they don’t take the time to convert them to daily action.
Vision provides the direction of our success. Without vision we lack the clarity to achieve something more meaningful. In my latest blog, click here, I talk about the importance of not only having and knowing your vision, but of making it BIG and aspirational. Check it out and let me know what you think!
[Video] The Ripple Effect
“You don’t need a lot to do a lot.”
Affectionately known as “The Quarter Boy,” 17-year-old Cohen Naulty of Lynchburg, Virginia, demonstrates the power of the ripple effect through random acts of kindness in this video here. Scroll all the way down to watch the ripple effect in action!
Core Value Awareness
With the term “core values” getting thrown in the corporate space regularly, you would think companies spend ample time educating and training their employees on their core values. But the opposite is true!
Survey says that 61% of employees don’t know their company’s cultural values. Learn more here!
A Rolling Stone
“There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.” – Amelia Earhart
One of my favorite female leaders was Amelia Mary Earhart. She was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and was tragically lost while attempting to circumnavigate the globe in 1937.
Her quote reminds me that we live in a world of constant change and we must continually move forward. Some rocks roll while others are stationary. I would rather be a rolling stone.
Check them out and hope to see you there!
- Jan. 28-29: Leadership Challenge Workshop, click here to register
- Feb. 5: Inspired Leadership Series: Big Bang Vision – SOLD OUT!