10 Things Visionary Leaders Do

My friend Alec recently listened to Peter Burwash at a conference. Burwash is an author and speaker who has interviewed successful leaders such as Richard Branson, Bill Gates, as well as athletic coaches and players.

Burwash shares these 10 key points on how to be a Visionary Leader:

 

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You Don't Need a Coach

Why does anyone need a coach?

Truth is, you don’t need a coach. 

You want a coach. 

I got off a call today with a client. His exact words were, “I am a hundred times more clear about what I want and I know what I can do to get started.” 

 

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Conversational Success

How many conversations do you go into without an idea of what success will look like? It’s like hunting a barrel of fish blind, who knows what you will hit?

We have all done it; we blow in and out of conversations with no clear desired outcome.

Establishing an intention for conversations is often the most underrated concept, yet it is the critical foundational step. I never lead a coaching conversation without an idea of what success looks like at the end of our time together.

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We Are Our Own Answers

While it’s been said with conviction: “there are no free lunches," free advice is aplenty wherever open mouths and ears conspire.

And, paid advice just one more authorized co-dependence, relinquishing responsibility to be in charge of ourselves.

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How To Support Change in Others

There are two main buckets in business: humans and systems. Humans build systems; to grow your business you must grow your people.

Organizations either believe:

1. Talent and intelligence are fixed. You have it or you don’t.
2. Leaders can grow and change through effort.

Does your culture support 1 or 2?

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Leaders, Your Words Have Weight

In my last blog, I spoke to the intrinsic value of leaders:

  • knowing the audiences - they serve
  • providing an opportunity – leaders design for it – for their audiences to have a “voice”
  • and then simply listening to the voices – more often

Have you ever wondered what your audiences truly “hears” when you communicate with them?

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How To Have Short Meetings

"That meeting was too short!"

Ever hear anyone say that? I doubt it. Most meetings are too long and take up valuable work time. While necessary, they usually run too long. The person leading the meeting is usually the one who causes the problem.

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Guidelines for Self-Development

Trust yourself.
You deserve this; you are worthy of full self-expression.
Everything about your existence needs evolution, growth, and change.
It does not make you wrong for where you are today; it means you are courageous for being committed to a better tomorrow.

Express love, compassion, and kindness.

We are similar in many ways and you are the only you.
Respect our different paths; your journey is unique and is not to be compared.
Write your own story; remove "should" from your vocabulary.

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What Are You Waiting For?

We are all called to greatness and capable of magnificent things. We all have within us something unique to contribute to the world. Innovation begins with an idea, stemmed from small businesses, start-ups, and courage.  It is within us, fighting for life, for existence. It gets lost, lost in the clouds of doubt, confusion, and fear.

Clear the air and create the space to manifest BIG ideas, create an audacious plan, and activate next steps.

Your life is calling, and it’s calling to say, “Do the next BIG thing!”

Be stretched. Suspend disbelief. Surprise yourself. Connect the dots, and feel safe and free to explore. It’s time to grab ahold of blue-sky thinking and be a part of collaboration, process, and facilitation of ideas and new beginnings.

How much time do you reserve to create what is possible for you and your business? Set the foundation to that which will propel the movement forward.

Your business is ready to take action - find the next Ah-ha. Stop procrastinating; no more sitting on stored ideas. You are ready to debut your performance.

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What Impression Do You Want To Leave?

Imagine an attractive man in a sharp business suit walks into a local coffee shop, we can call him “Executive Joe”. The clerk is a young man, let’s call him “College Mike”, trying to work his way through college.

College Mike is pursuing a business degree and when he sees Executive Joe walk in, he thinks,“that’s what I want to be. That guy has it all going for him.” Sounds good, right? But what if Executive Joe is dismissive and disrespectful to College Mike?

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10 Things Visionary Leaders Do
01/27

My friend Alec recently listened to Peter Burwash at a conference. Burwash is an author and speaker who has interviewed successful leaders such as Richard Branson, Bill Gates, as well as athletic coaches and players.

Burwash shares these 10 key points on how to be a Visionary Leader:

 

You Don't Need a Coach
01/22

Why does anyone need a coach?

Truth is, you don’t need a coach. 

You want a coach. 

I got off a call today with a client. His exact words were, “I am a hundred times more clear about what I want and I know what I can do to get started.” 

 

Conversational Success
01/20

How many conversations do you go into without an idea of what success will look like? It’s like hunting a barrel of fish blind, who knows what you will hit?

We have all done it; we blow in and out of conversations with no clear desired outcome.

Establishing an intention for conversations is often the most underrated concept, yet it is the critical foundational step. I never lead a coaching conversation without an idea of what success looks like at the end of our time together.

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