This is a guest post by Danielle Dyball – keynote speaker, author, and coach devoted to encouraging overwhelmed moms seeking an exceptional life. Danielle is a mom of 5, works full-time from home, homeschools her children, and cares for her disabled husband. You can find her at DanielleDyball.com.
Let’s face it – every mom in the world has an enormous job!
And while they are among the most amazing of leaders, how often do we view moms as leaders?
Sure, there are times when mom leads a group. What would it look like if moms were regularly acknowledged and praised as leaders? And what would it look like if moms viewed themselves as leaders.
Moms are leaders, it’s time to start acting like it. Here are 3 tips to be a great leader mom…
I’ll admit straight-up that I’m a pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps kind of person. My mantra has long been – Take initiative! Just do it! You’re responsible for your own success!
While I still believe that initiative and hard work are incredibly important, I had to own up to the fact that my do-it-myself personality impeded my growth and the success of my business.
Herbert Hoover beat the drum of rugged individualism during his presidency. He believed that the government’s involvement in the financial affairs of ordinary citizens would impede their growth. His fear was that if the government bailed people out during the Great Depression, people would lose initiative.
And if you’re trying to build your business or blog all on your own, it’s time to accept the fact that alone you’ll only be a fraction of the success that you could be with the help of others.
At the core of leadership is change that leads to better results. Some leaders try to get more out of their teams and organizations by simply working harder and longer. Smart leaders, however, have figured out that they can get better results by reducing efforts in a few key areas.
In their new book, Lead Inside the Box, Victor Prince and Mike Figliuolo offer 3 Ways that Smart Leaders Work Less to Get Better Results…
This is a guest post by Dr. Ryan Hartwig. Ryan is co-author of Teams That Thrive and associate professor of communication at Azusa Pacific University. Find him online at ryanhartwig.com and on Twitter.
What if every team in your organization had a job description? What if every team had clarity about the team’s purpose, and how that purpose was different from other teams and individuals in the organization?
In today’s world, it’s common for most positions in organizations to have a written job description. The job description provides focus, clarifies expectations, delineates qualifications for job candidates, and outlines the criteria for performance evaluation.
This week while traveling, I had conversations with several people about how tempting it is to compartmentalize areas of life like OBSTACLES. Maybe it helps us feel better about ourselves. Maybe it puts problem areas in a neat little box so we can push them out of sight and out of mind.
Think about this – OBSTACLES are inevitable. They’re a natural part of life and work. Right?
So, if obstacles are to be expected, even unavoidable, why the need to label them?
The fact that we label obstacles makes them scary. Conjures up anxiety.
What if we simply viewed obstacles as a part of life – and a part of our work?
So today, when you face obstacles – and you will – here are 3 ways to handle them…
1. Quit calculating the size of the obstacle and remember the size of your vision. Keep your eye on the vision. Focus on it. Fanatically. 2. Find a solution instead of letting the obstacle become an excuse. 3. Prepare for future obstacles. If obstacles stop you, you will never breakthrough. You’ll never experience the miracle. And your vision is worth it.