Leadership Blog

  • The Opened Door, Using optimism to deal with adversity
    Goal of this intervention: Hope and optimism are positive emotions about the future. The optimist sees the good in the bad, the silver lining, and the bright side. These views have become clichéd in their expression, but that does not diminish the huge effect that optimism has on fighting depression, on higher productivity, and on better health. The essence of Continue Reading
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  • How to Focus to Execute Well
    “Do you want it right or do you want it on time?” Can things be done correctly and on time? When an organization has clarity around its goals and is focused, both quality and time can be attainable deliverables. I know it sounds easier said than done. However, by coaching dozens of executives over the years, I have watched leaders Continue Reading
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  • Emotional Habits: 7 Things Resilient People Do
    Fantastic Book! Got the book on audio and then purchased the print book. Too many things I wanted to reference! I have been in personal growth for years and this book was still very helpful and packed with great info. The author is insightful and offers support material on his website so you can dig deeper in your learning. I Continue Reading
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  • Millennial Mindset
    PURPOSE - What is the meaning and purpose of your organization;  what are you on a mission for? Is it just about you or does it really matter to the world? How are you serving and reaching and connecting to the community? EXPERIENCE - What is the experience your business or organization is creating? How does it make people feel Continue Reading
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  • Finding Success in Balance
    This book is a quick and light read.  It is a great reminder of ways to have balance and focus in your life. The author, Apryl Schlueter, presents the information in a personal, unfiltered approach about how she has been able to design this in her life. Using her own journey as a prime example, she is authentic and real about the struggle Continue Reading
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  • Getting Clarity in Your Leadership Direction
    It is easy to get distracted by ambiguous goals, sales targets and many other issues of daily operations. As the leader though, it is imperative to HAVE and PROVIDE a clear path of direction.  This is for you to make strong decisions and for your team to be able to execute their part of the work. As we are clear Continue Reading
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  • Management Tips for Great Leaders
    Share information - SERIOUSLY! YES! DON't be cryptic! remember if you don't share the info or story, they will make it up - and it is rarely better than the truth Adjust your style I KNOW. REALLY? But yes! Know your team and their style and communicate in a way that speaks their language. It doesn't mean accommodating their whims, it Continue Reading
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  • The Good Life: Goals, Pathways, Strategies
    Goal of this intervention: After the Good Life Survey (on the Zone Positive website) is taken and scores are retrieved, you may be wondering what you can do to lift your scores across any or all of the pathways (positive emotion, engagement, meaning/purpose and positive relationships). This exercise aims to prompt thoughts around what actions can be taken (and which Continue Reading
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  • Could You Be More Patient?
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  • I choose to be positive each day
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  • 20+ Sutras and Mantras for Being Here Now Enough
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  • Sugar vs. Lemon, Try reframing when you get frustrated or angry
    Goal of this intervention: This exercise encourages you to try a different approach when you get frustrated or angry. How many times have you been put on hold for (what seemed like) hours waiting for a utility provider (i.e. your phone company)? How many times have you waited in a line longer than you thought necessary—waiting for someone to serve you? Or, how often Continue Reading
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  • What LEADERSHIP Mistake are you making?
    Recently I read this article: 5 Common Leadership Mistakes You're Probably Making. I loved it and found it nailed some of the key areas leaders got off track -- ego, emotional reaction, avoidance, not delegating or planning and questioning yourself. All are natural and human and normal. The best leaders have to work through these things… the key to GREAT leadership Continue Reading
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  • Can Other Leaders Inspire Us?
    In their article, 10 business leaders that innovate, inspire, and influence, American Genius staff tell about leaders from various industries that "INSPIRE US TO GROOM OUR OWN PATHS."  They go on to say "one of the best ways each of us can become a better leader is to groom our leadership paths, inspired by those who have gone before us." Below Continue Reading
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  • Be Motivated. Excited. Sweet Spot. Inspirational.
    Create an environment that is motivational to you. Whether it is quotes, pictures, a dream board, etc. Put these things in your surroundings. Make sure you are working in your strengths. When you are in a space that is clean and inspirational, when you are working on things that you love and are easy for you, we all stay more Continue Reading
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  • Reframe the situation
    Positive way to deal with adversity starts with challenging negative beliefs Goal of this intervention is to give you a more effective and productive way to deal with minor adversities that may come your way in daily life. By minor adversity, we’re talking about a friend not returning your phone call, or a comment your boss made about your performance and how Continue Reading
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  • Be Planful. Have a Routine and Systems
    Systems are things like a set of folders on your desk labeled with your main 5-6 work categories. When items come in you put them in the folder and then schedule work time for each “bucket” of work. Bucket examples are administration, marketing, customer care, accounting/invoicing, production, development, etc. Consider what tasks you need to do each week and create Continue Reading
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  • Be Focused.  Try: Frog. AM Habits. To-Do List.
    Each night make your to-do list for the next day. Star your top 3 priorities and pick your Frog. Your frog is an important (vs. urgent) item on your to-do list. It doesn’t matter if you get it done the next day but is something you really need to do the next day because it is growing in importance to Continue Reading
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  • Be Clear. Try Nightly Brain Dump & Clean Sweep
    Each night take 30 minutes for this game-changing routine! It can be at the end of your workday or at the end of the day. Start by “picking up” from the day – papers, tools you have used, notes, etc.  As you clean up it often triggers your mind of things you need to do. Allow this to integrate with Continue Reading
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  • An easy routine to keep your weight in check
    Betsy Ludlow, Founder-Zone Positive Goal of this intervention is to provide you with an easy routine to keep your weight in check. I don’t know about you, but I have been fighting the battle of the bulge for more years than I care to remember. It’s not that I’m really overweight, but I know in a flash when my clothes don’t fit Continue Reading
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