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Elevating your leadership | “I don’t care that they stole my idea…I care that they don’t have any of their own.” – Nikola Tesla

There are no shortcuts


There are no shortcuts to anything major, important and truly valuable. They all require hard work, commitment and work ethic of a champion.

Do you have what it takes to be successful and achieve your goals?

Carer strategy: corporate headquarters


All things equal, if possible, always take the opportunity to work at the corporate headquarters and here’s why.

First, if you want to grow and stay there a while, it is good to be close to the executive leadership team and provide value by solving their challenges. In this process, you will become more visible and your work, effort and energy will be acknowledged and recognized in due time.

Second, headquarters generally have access to resources which are not available in other locations which could make a difference in how successful you and your team become.

Adjust your perspective


Adjust your perspective and focus on positive and grateful aspects of your life. Things could be better, sure, but they could also be much worse, don’t forget that. Work on those areas you want to improve, but don’t take people and valuable opportunities you have for granted.

We are all people first


We are all people first. Then, our gender, race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, political or sports affiliations come into play. People first, please remember that in all you do each day in your daily lives and be of service and value to others, don’t go out of your way to bring them down. Help others and by doing so you will be helping yourself.

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”

Look for growth in your new job


Find your comfort zone, then leave it.

As you arrive at a new place pay attention to whether you are challenged to grow and learn as that is a good place to be a part of long-term. Learning new things and failing along the way is part of career growth and advancement so don’t doubt yourself for a second as there’s a reason you were selected to join this new organization.

Fulfillment, progress and growth is what all of us what in life so go find your place that provides those for you.

Length and value of business meetings


Meetings. Ever present for most in some shape or form, yet commonly ineffective and disliked by the majority. Why?

  • Why do they default to an hour?
  • Do we need a full hour to discuss the agenda items and make decisions? That is of course, if you get an agenda ahead of time.
  • Do they need to take place every week?
  • Do we need to have 17 of them to discuss the same thing over the past 6 months?
  • Are the decision makers present? If not, why not?
As you can tell, there are so many questions about how and why we meet and what is the value that is expected to come out of them as a result of that invested time, effort and energy.

Greatness requires discipline


Greatness requires discipline. While your talents and innate abilities are outside your immediate control, what you can control is work, effort, energy and commitment. All of which require you to be disciplined and intentional with your time, responsibilities and priorities.

I LOVE SUCCESS


I love success, I do. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be successful, however you might define success for yourself.

Failing along the way is an unavoidable part of learning, improvements and growth, but to love failing is insane. While I don’t know anyone who loves to fail, one shouldn’t be afraid of taking risks, challenging themselves and trying something new. Going to places you haven’t been before is how you will see what you are truly made of and are you able to adapt, innovate, create and think differently.