October 20, 2017

New Year! New Ways of Leading!

1.  Quiet!  Our world is way too noisy right now.  Every day, we have to listen to political leaders, the media and pundits run on ad on about their ideas and do their very best to be the loudest voice in the room.  In the new book Quiet, the authors explore how introverts very often make the best leaders.  Hmmm…interesting?  The book is not out now, but my hunch tells me that introverts are probably the best leaders, because they are often more quiet…listening and weighing the information.  Introverts also love to mull over information, giving thoughtful time before they speak or jump the gun.

Bea Fields
President
Bea Fields Companies, Inc.

2.  Create spaces where your creative energy can thrive.  As a Feng Shui consultant, I work with people who are all unique.  Each person needs to pay closely to their environments and the ones in which they thrive best.  At the same time, you will want to bring some sense of order to our environments.  Too much of a good thing can lead to a loss of balance and chaos.  So, when the environments become cluttered, it is time to back up and make space for creativity.  Your world is a reflection of what is going on.  If you are feeling chaotic as a leader, it is critical to pause, to listen and to observe before speaking.  Clear spaces will help build this environment that will cultivate calm.

Peg Donahue
Feng Shui Practitioner
Feng Shui Connections

3.  Clear out all of your digital media.  It is easy to lose sight of what we are storing electronically, which can cause clutter and force our lives to slow down and also be chaotic.  Be sure to create space in your both your paper and electronic files.

Peg Donahue
Feng Shui Practitioner
Feng Shui Connections

4.  Look closely at trends.  Find out what other leaders are doing and the unique things they have done.  By being a trend setter, you will be noticed as an unconventional leader, which is needed in this era.  We all need to be looking at the history of the last year and then plan for the future.  It is important to look at trends and ask “What was it that made this trend stickable” or “What was it that made this trend die on the vine”?  By answering these questions, as a leader, you can begin to see repeating patterns in the marketplace and in their industries.

Melissa Hall
Marketing Consultant
Hallway Marketing

5.  You must be willing to know who you are as a leader in order to realize your best and highest contribution.  If people really knew their skills and strengths, they would not have to force themselves into a job or a role that they really cannot take on. I always wonder how the planet would improve if we were all in the best roles and jobs we were suited for.  We tend to morph things and ourselves to do things that we just don’t want to do.  This takes a lot of time and energy and creates employee complaints.  Many people stay frustrated doing a job that needs to be outsources.  With more recognition in the workplace of the different skills available in each person, employee satisfaction, improvement and productivity would go through the roof.

Penni Wild
Real Life Magic.

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