Karl Bimshas is a leadership advisor, writer and no BS accountability partner. His consulting firm challenges clients to be better leaders. He shares quick reflections on leadership to challenge your perspective, provide inspiration, and give insights to help busy professionals manage better and lead well.
Goals are important, but you won't achieve them if they suck. Here are 12 points that will help you set and achieve a great goal.
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Why, "Meh, I'm good," isn't good enough and "fake it 'til you make it," is honest.
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Leadership is not about being bigger than your surroundings. It is about the size of the influence you have where you stand. Do you act like a lighthouse or a silo? Learn more leadership development tools and tips at www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com
What makes you unique? Ask people: "I'm working on my personal development, and my coach is insisting I ask ten people, so at the risk of sounding arrogant, what do you think makes me unique? First thought is best. Don't worry about offending or flattering me." www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com Like this show? Subscribe and share. If Reflections on Leadership is helpful to you, leave a five star review, and if your listening on Anchor.fm, consider a donation to help make the show even better. Go, advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and help others along the way.
This episode of Reflections on Leadership, recorded on November 4, 2018 , revisits a post first written on November 4, 2008. See if you can recognize what changes and what has remained the same. Either way, this year, and every year, vote. It is the self-leadership each citizen must exercise. For more essays like this, read, "So, I've Been Thinking" the first of three volumes in the leadership essays series, available on Amazon => https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1728847052/ For more information on Karl Bimshas, visit www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com If you haven't already, please subscribe to this show wherever you listen to your podcasts, and if you enjoy these episodes, leave a review. It really helps. Thank you, lead well.
Pay attention to how often your here "I can't until ..." Better to use, "I won't unless ..." Unless" creates options. "Until" limits choice. "Can't" is abdicating while "Won't" is ownership. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com
There are four common triggers I regularly see playing out in the workplace. Yes, there are plenty of others, but these four are prevalent. Ineffective Communication, Ego Protection, Fear of Uncertainty, and Rewarding Off Purpose. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com
A quick story of how a dear friend evolved from "Let me fail" to "Watch me succeed" and how what we seek, we tend to find.
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Do you and your organization have complementary visions? Do the missions support or oppose each other? Do the values matchup congruently, or is there a disconnect? In what ways do you reward, recognize, and revitalize yourself? Is it akin to how the company does the same, or do you both ignore this important activity? Karl Bimshas can be found at www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com
1. Do you have a goal you're working on?
2. Are you actively working on improving yourself and your surroundings?
3. Are you accepting responsibility for your decisions?
4. Can you identify three things you're grateful for?
Give yourself 25 points for each question answered affirmatively.
I can't blame you, you might have lousy role models, be disillusioned with former heroes, or maybe it feels like too much of a burden. The thing is, if you're a good leader, even potentially a good leader, don't throw it away. The world needs you. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com
Diplomacy and tact are worthy pursuits. It doesn't harm you to slow down and provide a little thought before spouting off something that could be hurtful to others.
Strengthen your resolve to give and receive feedback with grace and graciousness and you will eliminate animosity, find quicker solutions to problems and destructive patterns, see with fresh eyes, and often build stronger more meaningful relationships.
The path some powerful, warm hearted people take leads them away from their true goals. The cause is lousy leadership and the result is the birth of an adversary. Becoming a lousy leader is easy. Resist the temptation. Learn to manage better and lead well at www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com
Two traits a lousy leader cannot comprehend and a great leader uses instinctively. Sign up for our newsletter. Receive inspiring articles, free tools, and new ideas you can access on your smartphone or computer.
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There are four parts of leadership development.
Make it a goal to work on one or more of these areas of leadership development every day and you will expand your influence in ways you never expected. http://www.bimshasconsulting.com
Lousy leaders come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the ones I detest the most are those who treat people as if they were disposable. You know the type; usually barrel-chested man-babies, who surround themselves with toys in an effort to inflate their social status. Visit KarlBimshasConsulting.com to learn how to manage better and lead well.
I keep a baker's dozen of empty Wellbutrin bottles in my closet and look at them once in awhile, to remind myself of the 13 months of hellish depression I went through several years ago.
13 months is a blink of the eye that takes place over an eternity. The daily battles were real, unwanted, and not simply thought away with happy platitudes. Depression is conquerable, although your pride will not serve you. You need others.
I have a visceral reaction to leadership that has never let me down. It operates on both extremes of the continuum. There will always be lousy leaders, but great leaders can reduce their destructive destructive influence every day.
Drafting Your Master Plan: 5 Steps to help you decide what is most important for you to pursue in the next 1, 3, 5 and 10 years.
Adapted from a popular workshop, Karl Bimshas walks you through Drafting a Master Plan to build a better year for yourself.
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Values help with decision-making. When you pay attention to your body, you'll learn when your supporting your goals, and when your sabotaging them. Good leaders aren't afraid of no. They believe, "It's better to know no, now."
Stop Pretending You Want High Performance. Too often there's a convergence of lousy leadership and the acceptance of mediocrity. We've got to break out of the cycle. Be a better role model. Stop stifling your talents to meet the lowest common denominator. Don't lower your expectations because you want less disappointment- raise them and forgive imperfections along the way.