Inspiration

Becoming a Coach

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 in Inspiration, San Diego Lawyer, Small Business, Success, Tips for Entrepreneurs | Comments Off on Becoming a Coach

Becoming a Coach   Thinking back to the most impactful people in your lives, who have they been? For many, it’s family members, friends, bosses and undoubtedly–sports or other coaches. Coaches in particular tend to have a special place in peoples’ hearts as these coaches often expected the most of of them and gave them the most time and energy. Likewise, it could be said that any good teacher, mentor or influencer is a “coach.” Today, we’re going to discuss Joseph Weintraub and James Hunt’s four reasons managers should spend more time not only...

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Leadership Series: Your Legacy

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 in Entrepreneur, Inspiration, San Diego Lawyer, Small Business, Success, Tips for Entrepreneurs | Comments Off on Leadership Series: Your Legacy

Leadership Series: Your Legacy   18 articles later, we’ve reached the final post in the Leadership Series. We hope you feel empowered and inspired to build your legacy as a leader. In our first post of the Leadership Series we wrote the following: “What is the one skill that would dramatically change the quality of your life? It might be communication, empathy, diligence, financial acumen, or perhaps a technical skill like programming or product engineering. But what if we told you that there is one skill that is the sum of all other skills–the culmination of them all? Well, there...

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Leadership Series: Emotional Intelligence

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 in Entrepreneur, Inspiration, Small Business, Success, Tips for Entrepreneurs | Comments Off on Leadership Series: Emotional Intelligence

Leadership series: Emotional Intelligence   Today’s topic will be introduced by a thought provoking fact: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time (source). Wait, you got that backward, right? So, if it isn’t smarts that drives success, what is it? Research suggests that it’s emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is “the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically” (source). This is an indispensable capability of any true leader. Leaders inspire,...

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Leadership Series: Change Management

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 in Entrepreneur, Inspiration, Small Business, Small Business Tips and Tricks Series, Success | Comments Off on Leadership Series: Change Management

Leadership Series: Change Management   John F. Kennedy once taught an important principle: “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain the miss the future.” Inviting change, handling change and perhaps most importantly leading change are essential capabilities of influential leaders. So today, we’ll discuss five principles of what business strategists and behavioral economists have called, “Change Management.” See more at http://www.strategy-business.com/article/rr00006?gko=643d0   Address the “human side” systematically When change...

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Leadership Series: Sharpen the Saw

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 in Inspiration, Small Business, Success, Tips for Entrepreneurs | Comments Off on Leadership Series: Sharpen the Saw

Leadership Series: Sharpen the Saw   As we discuss the topic of leadership it might be easy to become overwhelmed with a list of skills, capabilities and practices of effective leaders; enough to make us put our feet to the floor more hours each day and more days each week. But today we’ll discuss another essential and even invaluable habit of great leaders. This is what the famous Dr. Stephen R. Covey calls “sharpening the saw.” Abraham Lincoln, an experienced axman, taught a powerful life lesson that illustrates well this idea when he said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I...

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Leadership Series: Mentors

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 in Entrepreneur, Inspiration, Small Business, Small Business Tips and Tricks Series, Success, Tips for Entrepreneurs | Comments Off on Leadership Series: Mentors

Leadership Series: Mentors   Behind every successful leader is a great mentor. Think about it—Bruce Wayne (Batman) had Alfred, Luke Skywalker had Obi-Wan Kenobi (who had Qui-Gon, who had Count Dooku, who had Yoda…sorry, nerded out there…), Martin Luther King Jr. had Benjamin Mays, Warren Buffett had Benjamin Graham and Shaquille O’Neil had John Brown. Do you have mentors? That’s what we’ll discuss in the section of our Leadership Series—the how and why of acquiring and learning from different mentors. This content is inspired by a recent issue of Success magazine. First off,...

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