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Chief Inspiration Officer at Inspired Purpose Partners
Boston, United States
Tony Martignetti is a trusted advisor, leadership coach & facilitator, best-selling author, podcast host, and speaker. He brings together over 25 years of business and leadership experience and extreme curiosity to elevate leaders and equip them with the tools to navigate through change and unlock their true potential. He has been recognized by Thinkers360 as one of the Top 10 Leadership Coaches.
Before becoming the founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of Inspired Purpose Partners, Tony was a finance and strategy executive with experience working with some of the world’s leading life sciences companies. Along his journey, he also managed small businesses and ran a financial consulting company.
Tony hosts The Virtual Campfire podcast and is the author of “Climbing the Right Mountain: Navigating the Journey to An Inspired Life" and the co-author of "Secrets of Next-Level Entrepreneurs." He has been featured in many publications, including Fast Company, Forbes, Life Science Leader, and CEOToday.
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People often talk about how important it is to find your purpose, but what does it mean to have your purpose find you? I have a different way of looking at purpose because I believe your purpose already exists, and just like a grapevine, it wants to expand and blossom into its full potential. In this week's Sparks of Inspiration, my hashtag#linkedinnewsletter, I explore how to seek and find the purpose which is also seeking us.
Embrace Your Uniqueness: The Power of Being You
April 06, 2023
In a world where conformity and fitting in often seem to be the norm, embracing our uniqueness and accepting ourselves for who we truly are can be challenging. However, the truth is that our individuality is what makes us truly special and sets us apart from everyone else.
How does it feel to know you did something wrong? For most people, there's nothing worse than having to admit they messed up.
And it makes sense. Back when we were running from dinosaurs and pterodactyls, being wrong about something could be the kiss of death for your whole cave clan.
In the movie The Matrix there’s a famous scene where Keanu Reeves says to Lawrence Fishburn, “Are you telling me I can dodge bullets?” and he replies, “I’m saying that when you’re ready... you won’t have to.”
Don’t Forget the ABCs of a Fulfilling Life
March 20, 2023
This simple yet practical guide for individuals seeking personal growth and a more fulfilling life. The approach is based on a simple principle: Always - Be - Curious. By cultivating self-awareness, nurturing positive beliefs, and demonstrating unwavering commitment to personal growth, anyone can lead a more fulfilling and purposeful life.
One Thing Can Change Everything
March 09, 2023
Identifying the "one thing" that can make a significant positive impact on an individual's life. This one thing can vary from person to person, but it is important to identify it and focus on it consistently. The article offers some tips for identifying the one thing, such as reflecting on past successes and analyzing patterns in one's life. By identifying and focusing on the one thing, the author suggests that individuals can experience significant personal growth and achieve their goals more effectively.
Do You Want To Have More Influence? You Should Increase Your Social Capital
January 25, 2023
Do you have the influence you want in your career, life, and relationships? The old school of influence comes from force. This is where people must be commanded, put in their place, and punished if necessary to get them to comply or get on board. But history has repeatedly shown that whether it’s your nation, your coworkers, or your kids, force takes a lot of energy and, in the end, almost always fails against our human nature to resist.
Are You Authentic? Perhaps You Could Start By Getting To Know Yourself
December 15, 2022
Every once in a while, I like to revisit an overplayed subject. Terms like “Leverage, Optimize, or Synergize” have become so overplayed that they have almost lost their meaning. So, now and then, I like to explore one of these buzzwords because I see it as an opportunity to make it fresh again.
When Is “Good Enough” Good Enough?
November 16, 2022
How do you know when “good enough” is good enough? Many people don’t know when to stop working on a project. We spend inordinate amounts of time getting things just right instead of getting them good enough and then moving on. The challenge is understanding why you are doing it in the first place.
When Is Autopilot A Bad Thing?
September 14, 2022
I recently laughed to myself about an old scene from the movie Airplane. At one point, they turn on the emergency autopilot, and a funny blow-up pilot with a hat ends up flying the plane. It had me thinking about the concept of autopilot in our lives and how it can help or hurt us.
What Is Your Relationship With Fear?
August 25, 2022
What is your relationship with fear? Some people are paralyzed by fear, while others are motivated by it. Lately, I have been thinking about how fear can be fuel if you have the right relationship with it. When you allow fear to stop you from taking action, it prevents you from growing, and it will ultimately prevent you from living fully.
Courage to Get in the Arena
August 11, 2022
Whether you are crushing it in your work or still on your journey up the mountain, it's a common human phenomenon to feel like an imposter. And the more you feel like an imposter, the more hyper-aware you are of the critic.
In 2018, I chose to leave the corporate world. It was a huge expression of my commitment to personal freedom. And it was terrifying because I was leaving behind everything I knew. I was Christopher Columbus sailing off into a great mystery, trusting with all my heart that a whole new world was out there… somewhere. I knew that if I discovered this new world, I could chart the path for other people who were also looking for it.
We Are Complex Organisms Just Trying To Make Something Happen
July 19, 2022
Have you ever been part of a group where one person completely changed the dynamics? Maybe they were aggressive, loud, or just plain old negative all the time. I am sure you have experienced this… I most definitely have. As I have worked with leaders and their teams over the years, I have realized something fascinating about group dynamics, which is grounded in nature.
Is Your Soul Aching For An Adventure? Adopt A Travel Mindset
June 07, 2022
"I don’t know about you, but I am ready to get out on the road and have an adventure! I am anxious to plan my next escape. For me, traveling is much more than taking a flight to a beautiful beach to relax (however, I do enjoy that, too). I travel to get into new situations that stretch me and transform how I think and view the world.
Recently I have been reflecting on past adventures and how those experiences have shaped me and my view of the world. Here's my approach to travel, what I like to call the Travel Mindset:"
Focus On The Forest And The Trees, Zooming-In And Zooming-Out
June 01, 2022
Have you heard the saying see the forest through the trees?
In the corporate world, you might be told that you are too detail-oriented and need to see the forest through the trees. As with everything in life, context is everything. Our brains do not do well with absolutes; they only deal with relationships and meaning-making. That being said, sometimes we need to focus on both the forest and the trees.
What Are You Optimizing For?
April 07, 2022
Prepare yourself for the most over-used question of the business world: “What are you optimizing for?”
In all honesty, that question makes me want to take a nap. “Optimize” has become one of those buzzwords that blend into the background noise of the business world, just like “solutions for success.” Snore.
Are You Looking To Be More Productive? Creates Some Structure
March 02, 2022
"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule but to schedule your priorities." – Stephen Covey
When people think of freedom, they will often think of a spacious green pasture, a sailboat on a vast ocean, or someone at the peak of a mountain over an enormous expanse. Go to any stock photo website, type in "freedom," and that is pretty much what you'll see.
Are You Facing An “Impossible Situation”? Stop Reacting And Start Creating!
February 02, 2022
How do you go from reactivity to creativity?
It’s a challenging world these days, and things are coming at us from every direction. But those who can consistently turn reactivity into creativity are always the ones who are most capable of navigating the shifting winds on the ocean of success.
Have You Been Contemplating A Shift To A Four-Day Workweek?
January 17, 2022
Did you know that time is elastic?
If you had two weeks to pack for a flight, the process of thinking, organizing, and eventually packing could easily elongate itself to fill that time. But time can also be condensed because if you suddenly realized your flight left in two hours… you would get hyper-focused and still get it all done, right? This is part of my theory behind the four-day workweek.
Embracing Obstacles: Unleashing the Possibilitarian Within
September 21, 2023
Many people bemoan the obstacles they encounter in their lives, careers, and relationships, often feeling overwhelmed by the challenging emotions that accompany these hurdles. Yet, have you ever considered what the world would be like without obstacles? Contrary to popular belief, such a world would not be better; in fact, it would be far worse and could even lead to humanity's downfall.
What do you do when you have lost your spark?
We all know what it’s like when we have our spark because our view of the world is optimistic. We feel energized. There’s more bounce in our step. We move forward with more intention and purpose. Suffice to say; it feels pretty awesome.
Inspired Thinking: Unlocking Your Creative Potential
May 25, 2023
Have you ever felt stuck in your thinking, unable to come up with new ideas or find solutions to problems? Many of us experience creative blocks at some point in our lives, but the good news is that inspired thinking can be cultivated and developed. Let's explore what inspired thinking is, why it's essential, and how you can tap into it to unleash your creative potential.
Fast Company Executive Board
February 02, 2022
Writing about leadership and development for Fast Company Executive Board, an invitation-only professional organization of company founders, executives, and leaders who are defining the future of business.
Climbing The Right Mountain: Navigating the Journey to An Inspired Life
June 04, 2021
Are You Ready to Begin Your Journey?
Climbing the right mountain will require you to get clear about what you want, who you want to be, and how to get there. Tony will take you through these guideposts to help you navigate the way: Evaluate Where You Are, Connect with the Leader Within, Calibrate Your Being, Check Your Surroundings, Be Ready to Adapt, Get Your Bearings, Evaluate Your Footprint, Make a Meaningful Impact
We rarely speak about how many people get to the top of the mountain only to realize they gave everything they had only to summit the wrong peak. If you are a leader who has had success in the past, but feels unfulfilled and wants more out of life, then you have the right book in your hands.
If you want to have a more meaningful impact and are motivated and ready to do something about it, I invite you to climb the right mountain.
Mobius Executive Leadership
February 02, 2022
Mobius Executive Leadership is a premier coaching, training, and leadership development company. We bring best-in-class offerings in transformational learning to senior-level audiences. The programs we offer synthesize organizational systems thinking, mindset and capabilities knowledge, and personal character development. They are highly customized to each client's context and tailored to maximize specific strategic impact.
Inspired Purpose Coaching
Inspired Purpose Coaching
January 01, 2018
At Inspired Purpose Coaching, we are on a mission to elevate leaders and equip them with the tools to navigate through change. I work with leaders and their teams to navigate through change and unlock their true potential. I guide them to find clarity so they can make well-informed decisions, improve their skills, and ultimately increase their impact.
Brainz CREA Global Honoree 2022
June 22, 2022
This award is proudly presented to the honoree by the Brainz Magazine Selection Committee, in recognition for their creative and innovative ideas, adaptability in business, or for their contributions to sustainability and mental health projects.
Don’t Check Yourself at the Door: How to Share Your True Self | Tony Martignetti | TEDxWestoverHills
August 23, 2023
Now, more than ever, we need to create a more connected and human workplace. With the effects of the pandemic and the continued divisiveness in the world, we need more human connection and belonging. Tony will teach audiences his CORE methodology to help employees and leaders alike to embrace their individuality, express more of who they are in the workplace and create better, more genuine connections. Tony is a trusted advisor, coach, experience designer, author, podcast host, and speaker. He brings together over 25 years of business and management experience, formal training, and extreme curiosity to elevate leaders and equip them with the tools to navigate through change and unlock their true potential. Before becoming the founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of Inspired Purpose Coaching, he was a finance and strategy executive with experience working with some of the world's leading life sciences companies. Along his journey, he also managed small businesses and ran a financial consulting company. Tony is the host of The Virtual Campfire podcast and the author of "Climbing the Right Mountain: Navigating the Journey to An Inspired Life.
“Leading and Coaching from Inspired Purpose” with Tony Martignetti | Ep. 092
The Ghannad Group, LLC.
August 17, 2022
In this episode of the Transformative Leader Podcast, I’m happy to bring you a conversation with executive and leadership coach, Tony Martignetti, about supporting leaders in unlocking their inherent potential to transform through coaching that brings them to a place of inspired purpose. Tony is the founder of Inspired Purpose Coaching, and is known for supporting leaders in finding clarity so that they are energized, unstoppable, and able to lead with a strong presence. When leaders unlock their potential and lead from a place of inspired purpose, their positive impact and powerful leadership are amplified exponentially.
How To Effectively Navigate Change
Ceo Today Magazine
November 30, 2021
Tony Martignetti is a trusted adviser to accomplished leaders who are unfulfilled or feel like something is missing. He brings together practical experience, formal training and extreme curiosity to guide leaders to climb mountains, feel more fulfilled, and lead with an inspired purpose.
Inspired Leadership Through Employee Enrichment with Tony Martignetti
John Ryan Leadership
August 25, 2021
Tony Martignetti is a leadership advisor, entrepreneur, idea generator, and people connector. He brings together practical experience, formal training, and extreme curiosity, to elevate leaders and equip them with the tools to navigate through change and unlock their true potential.
Tony Martignetti | Climbing the Right Mountain: Navigating the Journey to an Inspired Life
August 16, 2021
In this episode, I speak to Tony Martignetti the Founder of Inspired Purpose Coaching, author of Climbing the Right Mountain, and host of The Virtual Campfire podcast. Tony is a leadership coach, entrepreneur, idea generator, people connector, and a curious adventurer. He integrates practical experience, formal training, and extreme curiosity, to elevate leaders and equip them with the tools to navigate change.
Navigating Leaders Through Change
August 10, 2021
Tony is a Chief Inspiration Officer, trusted advisor to accomplished leaders, career navigator, The Virtual Campfire Podcast host and author. He has 20 years of experience in navigating people and leaders through change and unlocking their true potential. Tony is also the Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at Inspired Purpose Coaching.
Ross and Tony talk about creativity, science, logic, depression, leadership, new chapters, adaptability, personal journeys, inspiring people, coping, having a meaningful life and connecting with purpose. The pair also discuss inspiration, making people feel safe, the power of being fearless, improving your environment, living for today, goals, what lights us up, identity, empowerment, personal journeys and honesty to ourselves.
Climbing The Right Mountain: The Journey To An Inspired Life With Tony Martignetti
July 30, 2021
In a life that is often filled with unnecessary things, how can we create space for the most important things for us? Dolores Hirschmann talks with Tony Martignetti, the CEO of Inspired Purpose Coaching and the author of Climbing The Right Mountain: Navigating the Journey to An Inspired Life, about filling your days with things that would serve you and make you proud so that you could create the future you desire. Tony shares valuable insights about having the courage to create hard but meaningful conversations to understand ourselves more and be better. Tune in to this episode and delve into finding the right path and setting the course for a life of fulfillment you deserve.
Becoming a More Intentional Leader with Tony Martignetti
July 27, 2021
For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Tony Martignetti, who’s a trusted advisor, entrepreneur, idea generator, and people connector. He brings together practical experience, formal training, and extreme curiosity, to elevate leaders and equip them with the tools to navigate through change and unlock their true potential.
We All Need Somebody - Tony Martignetti
Fire in the Belly
June 15, 2021
Leadership coach, entrepreneur and curious adventurer Tony Martignetti joins the show today to discuss how he allows people to unlock their potential and helps them to climb their personal mountains. Together they discuss how overcompensating can lead to burnout, why you have to be open to being wrong and how fire in the belly is what drives you to push yourself to make your dreams come true.
291 | Defining Your Own Fulfillment with Tony Martignetti
April 12, 2021
In today’s episode, Tony joins me to discuss the importance of finding what fulfills you. He shares why he is empathic about other people’s lives and how he connects with his clients. He discusses how he discovered his passion for leadership coaching. He explains the idea of fulfillment, how he helps his clients define what fulfills them, and why it’s okay to not know if a solution will work. Tony also shares what it was like being a coach for the first time and the lessons he learned from his journey.
046: Empowering Leaders Through the Culture Journey with Tony Martignetti
February 16, 2021
In this episode, Tony Martignetti shares how that decision led him to his coaching career. He mentions, “If you slow down, you know, really understand yourself fully, and bring your authentic person, the person you are as a leader to the table, you find a difference, it shows up.”
A Path Towards Better Employee Health And Well-Being With Dr. Richard Safeer
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April 03, 2023
Certain things happen in our lives that change the trajectory of our future. For Dr. Richard Safeer, that is seeing the challenges of health and nutrition to his family growing up. Now, he has dedicated his life to the field and is currently the Chief Medical Director of Employee Health and Well-be
Leadership Consulting: Designing Better Leaders With Chuck Wisner
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March 20, 2023
Anyone can be promoted into a leadership position, but not everyone is inherently a good leader. For this reason, leadership consulting is an investment most companies are willing to make. Joining the podcast today is Chuck Wisner, author of the book The Art of Conscious Conversations. Chuck talks
Bringing Out Your True Brilliance To Create An Impact With Stephan Thieringer
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March 13, 2023
Sometimes, it takes others to help us see ourselves and coax the true brilliance within out to the world. This is where great coaches come into the picture; they are there to support and encourage us to make the most impact. In this episode, Tony Martignetti is with Stephan Thieringer, the CEO and
How Courage Leads to Happiness With Scott Simon
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February 27, 2023
Happiness entrepreneur Scott Simon joins us today as he talks about the connection between courage and happiness. Scott shares the value of doing things that scare you to ultimately bring satisfaction to your life. Scott has also given a TED talk on the topic, as well as authoring a book called S
Shattering Preconceived Notions In Life With Zale Mednick
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February 20, 2023
Life has many preconceived notions that we are expected to fulfill. At this age, we’re supposed to have stable jobs. At another age, we’re supposed to get married. We’re supposed to have kids. We’re supposed to have grandkids, retire, and all that. We’re supposed to take this degree and ha
Unexpected Solutions: How To Have The Best Idea Flow For Your Team And Yourself Jeremy Utley
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February 06, 2023
The magic starts to happen outside your comfort zone. Being comfortable with the uncomfortable allows you to find unexpected solutions to your problems, unlock a better idea flow, and unleash the best version of yourself. Our guest today is Jeremy Utley, Stanford Adjunct, Keynote Speaker, and Co-Aut
Growing Outside The Same Old Environment And Finding Your Authentic Self With Peggy Van De Plassche
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January 16, 2023
Finding your authentic self is something that everyone struggles with. We all have preconceived notions of who we are and what we should be, and yet sometimes we just don't feel like ourselves or even like our "true" selves. Peggy Van de Plassche, mental health champion and personal growth enthusias
Finding Your Purpose Through Creativity With Diana Stelin
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January 09, 2023
Putting your creative mind into work is one way to effectively find your purpose in life. Embracing your creativity and imagination helps you open yourself to what you really love. And for our guest today, art is what makes her truly at home. Diana Stelin is the Principal CEO of Gallerista Fashio
How Following Curiosity Can Lead To Amazing Impact With Dr. Michael Ku
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December 12, 2022
Dr. Michael Ku wanted to attend medical school, however, it was not in the cards. His curiosity led him to pursue a degree in toxicology as well as computer science. As he discovered what his passions truly were, he realized he could make a larger-scale impact by earning a degree in pharmacy. Micha
Does Loudness Equate To Greatness? Discovering What True Leaders Are With Ankit Mahadevia
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December 05, 2022
We all have encountered leaders, all with their own approaches and dynamics with the team. But what does it really take to be a great leader? Is it enough for a goal to just be achieved? Does a loud leader equate to greatness? In this episode, Tony Martignetti is joined by speaker, author, and CEO o
How Community Building Can Go Beyond Language With Celine Schillinger
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November 21, 2022
If you want to build an effective corporate team, you must adopt meaningful community building strategies. However, you cannot simply rely on your communication channels for this. Most of the time, connections are built not just through company memos or emails. Tony Martignetti speaks with award-win
Speak Up!: Building Sustainable Results Through Effective Communication With Deb Coviello
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November 14, 2022
Tony Martignetti is uncovering stories by the campfire again. Advisor, author, podcast host, and founder of Illumination Partners, Deb Coviello, takes this round as she shares the flashpoints of a kid that would never shut up. Deb shares the appropriate approach to delivering feedback to ensure a p
Finding A Purpose That Is More Than Oneself With Leslie Williams
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November 10, 2022
Finding your true purpose in this world can take a while. It's going to take a lot of exploration and a lot of failed attempts. You can't just magically find your purpose on your first job. That is why you must believe in yourself and that you can do more. Today, you’re about to learn how you can
Make Your Ideas Happen: A Creative Journey With Sam Aquillano
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October 24, 2022
Design is everywhere, and you can find creativity in every corner of the world. But how it influences and inspires is all up to you. In this episode, Sam Aquillano, an author, host of the Inside Front Cover Podcast, Founder and Executive & Creative Director of Design Museum Everywhere, and Senior
Flow And Focus: Pivotal Moments Of Growth With Tutti Taygerly
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October 17, 2022
When everything seems perfect, life throws you a curveball that makes you assess where you’re at and where you want to be. And sometimes, it's at our lowest time that we find our true passion and purpose. In this episode, leadership and executive coach Tutti Taygerly tells us a story of personal
The Seismic Shift In Leadership With Michelle Johnston
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October 10, 2022
Leaders are not getting pushed out of their organizations because there is a seismic shift happening. These leaders were subscribing to command and control instead of human connection. Leaders who can't connect with their team won’t find success. You need to connect with your people and show up as
Pivoting Careers To Find Your Most Scalable Impact With Amii Barnard-Bahn
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October 03, 2022
There is nothing wrong if we can't settle into one profession. We’re all just trying to look for that thing that brings us joy and find ways to create the most impact. Today, Tony Martignetti talks to Amii Barnard-Bahn about her journey to finding where she can make the most impact. Amii is now
Evolving Leaders, People-First Culture, And Unignorable Brands With Steven Morris
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September 26, 2022
The business world is constantly changing, and the most successful companies are those that can adapt to change quickly. One of the most important things a company can do to facilitate this adaptation is evolving leaders, connected cultures, and unique brands. And in this episode, Steven Morris join
The Concept Of Organizational Consciousness With Bria Martin
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September 19, 2022
Many organizations are unaware of the harmful impact they have on our world. Having organizational consciousness helps you look at how your organization impacts the world. In this episode, Bria Martin, Vice President, Organizational Strategy and Leadership Development at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, s
Making Social Impact And Sparking Change For A Better World With Rick Ornelas
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September 12, 2022
Are you confident you can spark change and make a difference in people's lives? Join host Tony Martignetti as he interviews Rick Ornelas about making positive changes and social impact for a better world. Rick is the founder of I Spark Change, a community of those elevating their social impact and
Unleashing The Power Of Liminal Space With Rick Simmons
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August 29, 2022
There is power in the liminal space. It is those threshold moments where you’re no longer where you’ve been but you’re not yet on the other side. Rick Simmons, CEO of Telos Institute, talks extensively about this in his book, Unleashed: Harnessing the Power of Liminal Space. He shares some of
Changing The Status Quo In The World Of Hearing Loss With Janice Lintz
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August 15, 2022
Hearing loss is a major problem that affects millions of people around the world. Despite this, the conversation around hearing loss is often relegated to the sidelines. That's what challenges Janice Lintz, a passionate and accomplished hearing loss consultant and advocate. Janice is well known and
Bill Ringle On How To Approach Leadership and Communication Better
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August 08, 2022
Communication is a powerful tool; effective leadership is knowing how to use the different channels to connect with your team better. Joining Tony Martignetti today is Bill Ringle, the CEO and Chief Growth Officer of LearnWell, and the host of My Quest for the Best podcast. Bill has worked with seve
Bringing People Together With Music Thinking With Christof Zurn
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August 01, 2022
A good way to bring people and things together is to think of everything as an instrument. The music thinking framework allows you to think of all your different work tools, templates, or canvases as instruments. This is an effective way to bring collaboration into the workplace the same way musicia
The Journey Beyond Fear With John Hagel
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July 25, 2022
Fear is an obstacle we face both in life and in business. The key to success is not eliminating it but rather moving forward despite it. Here to share his wisdom on the topics is John Hagel. John is the founder of Beyond Our Edge, where he helps companies anticipate—not fear—the future to achi
Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine
January 14, 2022
Tony Martignetti, is a trusted leadership advisor, experience creator, author, podcast host, and speaker. He brings together over 25 years of business and management experience, formal training, and extreme curiosity to elevate leaders and equip them with the tools to navigate through change and unlock their true potential.
20 life lessons that have built stronger business leaders
May 24, 2023
Industry experts weigh in on the tips that keep their companies (and mindsets) growing successfully.
14. COLLABORATE WITH (AND LEAN ON ) YOUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORK.
One personal life lesson that has helped me become a better business leader is the importance of collaboration and building a network of professionals in my field. As the saying goes, “Amateurs compete, and professionals create.” Rather than seeing other professionals in my field as competition, I have learned that collaborating with them can lead to greater success for everyone involved. – Tony Martignetti, Inspired Purpose Coaching
What Is Value Creation? How to Define and Achieve Value
September 25, 2023
Value creation is a term often used in the world of business and leadership. But what does it mean, and why is it important? At its core, value creation refers to the process of increasing the overall value of a product, service, or company, either through innovation, efficiency, or other means. But this definition can be quite broad, and for leaders looking to create value, it's essential to understand what specific value they want to create and how to achieve it.
One of the key challenges of value creation is defining what exactly constitutes value. Different stakeholders may have different priorities and definitions of value. For example, a customer might value low prices, high quality, and convenience, while an investor might prioritize growth and profitability. A leader looking to create value must understand and balance these different priorities to achieve success.
To effectively create value, leaders must first identify what value they want to create. This may involve researching customer needs and desires, analyzing market trends and competition, or examining internal processes and inefficiencies. Once a leader has a clear understanding of what value they want to create, they can begin developing strategies to achieve it.
For example, consider a company that wants to create value by improving customer satisfaction. To achieve this goal, the company might conduct customer surveys to better understand what their customers want and need. Based on this feedback, the company could then develop new products or services that better meet these needs or improve existing products or services to enhance customer experience. The company could also invest in customer service training or technology to improve communication and responsiveness.
Another example of value creation might be a company that wants to increase profitability. To achieve this goal, the company might focus on reducing costs and improving efficiency. This could involve streamlining processes, negotiating better deals with suppliers, or investing in new technology to automate tasks and reduce labor costs. The company could also explore new revenue streams or business models to increase overall revenue.
In both of these examples, the key to creating value is understanding what specific value the company wants to create and develop strategies to achieve it. Leaders who can do this effectively can drive growth, increase profitability, and improve overall organizational performance.
But creating value is not a one-time event. It requires ongoing effort and attention to continuously identify new opportunities for improvement and innovation. Leaders must remain adaptable and agile, constantly evolving and adjusting their strategies to meet changing market conditions, customer needs, and internal challenges.
Ultimately, value creation is about more than just financial performance. It's about creating sustainable, long-term growth and success by delivering value to stakeholders. Whether it's improving customer satisfaction, increasing profitability, or driving innovation, value creation requires a deep understanding of what drives value and the ability to execute strategies that deliver it.
Value creation is a critical concept for leaders looking to drive growth and success in their organizations. To achieve it, leaders must first define what specific value they want to create and develop strategies to achieve it. By focusing on delivering value to stakeholders and remaining adaptable and agile, leaders can create sustainable, long-term growth and success for their organizations.
Discovering the Magic in the Mundane: Finding the Wonder in Your Daily Life
September 18, 2023
"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." - W.B. Yeats
As we go through our daily routines, it's easy to get caught up in the mundane and overlook the beauty and wonder that surrounds us. As a result, we may find ourselves going through the motions, feeling uninspired and disconnected from the world around us. However, with a few simple changes in perspective and practice, we can learn to appreciate the small moments and find wonder in our daily lives.
Here are some examples of how we can cultivate wonder in our everyday experiences:
Cultivate Curiosity: Curiosity is the key to unlocking wonder in our lives. By approaching the world with an open mind and a willingness to learn, we can discover new things and challenge our assumptions. Ask questions, seek out new experiences, and try to see things from a different perspective. For instance, if you are walking to work, try taking a different route and observing the new sights, sounds, and smells around you.
Embrace the Unknown: Stepping out of our comfort zone and embracing the unknown can be a powerful way to cultivate wonder in our lives. Trying something new, no matter how small can open up new possibilities and experiences. It could be as simple as trying a new food, listening to a new genre of music, or exploring a new hobby.
Practice Mindfulness: Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present and engaged in the moment. By slowing down and being present, we can appreciate the small moments in our lives and find wonder in the ordinary. Take a few moments each day to breathe deeply, meditate, or simply focus on the task at hand. This can help us to be more mindful and find beauty in the present moment.
Connect with Nature: Nature has a way of inspiring wonder and awe in us. Spending time in nature can help us feel more grounded, centered, and connected to the world around us. Walking in the park, hiking, or simply sitting outside and observing the world. Even a few minutes in nature can be a powerful way to cultivate wonder and appreciation for the world around us.
Cultivate Gratitude: Gratitude is the practice of appreciating the good things in our lives. By reflecting on the things we are grateful for, we can find wonder in the small moments and experiences that make life meaningful. Take a few minutes each day to write down a few things you are grateful for, whether it's the people in your life, the beauty of nature, or the simple pleasures in life.
Finding wonder in our daily lives is about cultivating a mindset of curiosity, mindfulness, and gratitude. By embracing the unknown, connecting with nature, and appreciating the small moments, we can unlock the magic in the mundane and discover the wonder that surrounds us. Remember, wonder is all around us; we just need to take the time to look for it.
Level Up Your Leadership Presence
September 04, 2023
Are you ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? It all starts with developing your leadership presence. But what exactly is it? Simply put, it's how others experience you as a leader. It's your ability to project confidence, credibility, and authority. While some people seem to be born with a natural charismatic presence, leadership presence is a skill that can be learned and developed over time.
So, how can you level up your leadership presence? Here are some tips to help you get started:
Nonverbal Communication is Key: Did you know that your body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice are all part of how you communicate? To project confidence and authority, it's important to have an open and relaxed posture. Stand tall, with your shoulders back, and make eye contact with those you are speaking to. Use hand gestures to emphasize your points, but avoid fidgeting or nervous ticks. And don't forget about your tone of voice! Speak clearly and with conviction, but don't rush or shout. Take the time to gather your thoughts and pause before speaking to show that you are in control.
Build Your Online Presence: In today's digital age, having a strong online presence is crucial. Make sure your social media profiles are up-to-date and consistent across all platforms. Share content that is relevant to your industry and adds value to your audience. Engage with others in your industry by responding to comments and messages and participating in online discussions. Establishing yourself as a leader in your field will build trust and credibility with your audience.
Seek Out Leadership Development Opportunities: Remember, leadership is a skill that can be developed over time. Like building muscles at the gym. Attend conferences, workshops, and training sessions that focus on leadership development. Seek out mentorship or coaching from experienced leaders who can provide guidance and support. The more you invest in your own leadership development, the stronger your leadership presence will become.
Build Your Confidence and Self-Awareness: Confidence is a critical component of leadership presence. Believe in yourself and your abilities as a leader. Identify your strengths and areas for improvement, and be open to feedback. Self-awareness is equally important. Take the time to reflect on your actions and how they impact those around you. Be mindful of your emotions and how they affect your behavior. By developing your self-awareness, you can better understand your strengths and weaknesses and make the necessary adjustments to enhance your leadership presence.
By focusing on these tips, you will be well on your way to leveling up your leadership presence. Remember, it's a skill that can be learned and developed over time, so don't be afraid to take risks, seek feedback, and continue learning and growing as a leader. So go out there and show the world your confident and credible leadership presence!
Unlocking the Power of Purpose: A Journey Beyond Self
August 28, 2023
What if the key to uncovering your purpose lay not within you but in the world around you? How would this perspective shift affect your understanding of your life's calling? As it turns out, when our purpose is about others, it can become a powerful source of fulfillment and personal growth.
Consider someone who expresses their purpose as "I aim to become the best ______ in the world." While striving to be the best – be it as a painter, business leader, or pastry chef is admirable, harnessing that purpose toward a positive impact on others can be incredibly empowering.
For the painter, it could be, "I aspire to create art that helps people discover beauty." For the pastry chef, it might transform into, "My mission is to craft unforgettable moments of joy through my pastries." The business coach could redefine their purpose as "I am committed to creating leaders who inspire their teams to exceed their potential."
Having a purpose that has a positive impact propels us to become the best at what we do. However, the journey to realizing this purpose doesn't end here. It is crucial to align every decision we make with the intended outcome of our purpose. Doing so can accelerate our progress and increase our chances of success.
When you operate from the result of your purpose, you will intuitively align all the necessary steps toward that goal.
My purpose is to see the masterpiece in everyone and create a space for them to reveal it.
Every day, this purpose resonates within me, influencing my decisions and shaping the outcomes in incredible ways. Life's beautiful irony is that the more we give, the more we receive. And when your purpose revolves around contributing to others, the rewards that come your way can indeed feel miraculous.
Who's in the Empty Chair? Understanding All Stakeholders in Decision-Making
August 21, 2023
In the shifting landscape of business, making decisions that effectively balance the interests of various stakeholders is a critical skill. Every decision, from launching a new product to restructuring an organization, affects a wide range of stakeholders. Therefore, it is crucial to understand who they are, what they need, and how your decisions might impact them. This brings us to an interesting concept - "Who is represented by the empty chair?"
The empty chair concept is a simple yet powerful way of reminding us of the unseen stakeholders who are indirectly affected by our decisions. It is a symbolic representation of the customers, employees, shareholders, communities, and even future generations who aren't physically present in the decision-making room but will feel the repercussions of the choices we make.
Let's consider Amazon, a company that literally keeps an empty chair in their executive meetings. This chair represents the customer, a critical stakeholder who isn't physically present but is undoubtedly affected by every decision made. This powerful symbol serves as a constant reminder to the team to keep customer needs and perspectives at the heart of their decisions.
The empty chair can also represent the environment in companies committed to sustainable practices. For instance, Patagonia, a brand renowned for its environmental stewardship, consistently factors in environmental impacts when making decisions about new products, supply chains, and even marketing campaigns. Their "empty chair" represents the Earth, reminding them to consider sustainability in every choice they make.
So, how can you apply the concept of the empty chair in your decision-making process?
Identify all the potential stakeholders who might be impacted by your decision. This includes both direct stakeholders like employees and shareholders and indirect stakeholders such as the local community, the environment, and future generations.
Take the time to understand each stakeholder's needs, concerns, and expectations. This might involve conducting surveys, holding focus groups, or doing market research. The goal is to gain a deep and nuanced understanding of the people and entities the empty chair represents.
Factor these insights into your decision-making process. Evaluate how each option might impact the different stakeholders and strive to make decisions that balance their various interests.
The power of the empty chair concept lies in its simplicity. It serves as a physical reminder of the often unseen and unheard stakeholders who are nonetheless deeply impacted by our decisions. By incorporating this concept into our decision-making process, we can make choices that are not only good for business but also equitable and sustainable, creating value for all stakeholders, seen and unseen.
From Jargon to Stories: How to Communicate Science to Non-Scientists
August 14, 2023
In today's world, science and technology have become increasingly important in our lives. From the latest medical breakthroughs to innovations in renewable energy, there is no shortage of groundbreaking research and discoveries to share. However, communicating complex scientific concepts to a non-scientific audience can be challenging. So how can you do this effectively? Let's explore some ideas.
First and foremost, it's important to remember that effective communication is all about understanding your audience. Non-scientific audiences may not have the same level of technical knowledge or vocabulary as scientists, so it's important to avoid jargon and use simple, clear language. Be sure to explain any technical terms or concepts in plain language and use examples that are relevant to your audience's interests or experiences.
Another key element of effective science communication is storytelling. People are more likely to remember and engage with information when it's presented in a narrative format. Carmine Gallo writes in The Bezo Blueprint, "Stories are the most powerful tool we have for capturing attention, conveying information, and inspiring action." So, whether you're explaining a new medical treatment or a breakthrough in materials science, try to frame your message as a story with a clear beginning, middle, and end.
Visual aids can also be an effective way to communicate complex scientific concepts to a non-scientific audience. Whether you're giving a presentation or creating a social media post, consider using images, infographics, or videos to help illustrate your points. Visual aids can help simplify complex information and make it more accessible to a broader audience.
When choosing a communication channel, there are many options to consider. In The Bezo Blueprint, Gallo emphasizes the importance of social media as a tool for reaching a wider audience. Platforms like Twitter and Instagram can be a great way to share your research and connect with people who may not otherwise be exposed to scientific information. However, it's important to remember that different audiences may prefer different channels. For example, suppose you're trying to reach policymakers or other decision-makers. Consider writing an op-ed or submitting a letter to a newspaper editor in that case.
Finally, it's essential to maintain ethical standards in scientific communication. Ethics must be front and center in all communication efforts. This means presenting accurate information, avoiding sensationalism, and being transparent about any conflicts of interest. It's also important to respect the privacy and dignity of research participants and to be mindful of any potential harm that may arise from sharing certain types of information.
Communicating science to non-scientists is a crucial skill for researchers and scientists to master. By understanding your audience, telling compelling stories, using visual aids, choosing the right communication channel, and maintaining ethical standards, you can effectively share your research with a broader audience and inspire others to engage with scientific information. As Gallo writes, "The most successful communicators are those who can make the complex simple and the abstract concrete." By following these tips, you can do just that.
Embracing an Explorer's Mindset: Navigating Life with Curiosity and Courage
August 07, 2023
Life is an adventure, full of ups and downs, twists and turns, and unexpected surprises. It is a journey that we all embark upon, but the way we choose to navigate through it can make all the difference. One way to approach life's challenges is to embrace an explorer's mindset, a mindset that is open to new experiences and challenges, even in the face of fear.
At its core, the explorer's mindset is all about curiosity and a willingness to take risks. It involves stepping outside of your comfort zone and trying new things, even if you are unsure of what the outcome will be. It is about embracing the unknown and trusting that you have the skills and resources to navigate through whatever comes your way.
One of the most inspiring examples of the explorer's mindset is that of Amelia Earhart. Earhart was an American aviator who set numerous records and became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She was known for her fearlessness and her willingness to push herself beyond what was considered possible. Earhart once said, "The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity."
Another example of an explorer's mindset is the famous mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary, who became the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Hillary's journey was filled with obstacles and challenges, but he persevered through his determination and willingness to take risks. He once said, "It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."
Embracing an explorer's mindset is not just about accomplishing incredible feats like Earhart and Hillary but can also be applied to everyday life. It is about approaching each day with an open mind, seeking out new experiences, and pushing yourself to try things you never thought possible. It can be as simple as trying a new food, learning a new skill, or taking a different route to work.
One of the greatest benefits of adopting an explorer's mindset is that it can lead to personal growth and self-discovery. By trying new things, we learn more about ourselves, our strengths, and our weaknesses. We discover new passions and interests and build resilience and confidence in ourselves.
However, embracing an explorer's mindset can be challenging. It can be scary to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new, especially if you are afraid of failure or the unknown. But it is important to remember that fear is a natural part of the process. It is what makes the journey so rewarding.
Embracing an explorer's mindset can be a powerful tool for navigating through life. It involves curiosity, a willingness to take risks and trust in your abilities to navigate through the unknown. Adopting this mindset allows us to discover new passions, grow personally, and build resilience. As the famous explorer Neil Armstrong once said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." So, take that first small step, embrace the explorer's mindset, and see where it takes you.
Houston, We Have a Solution: The Apollo 13 Mission's Virtual Team Triumph
July 31, 2023
In the annals of history, few phrases are as instantly recognizable as "Houston, we have a problem." Spoken by astronaut Jack Swigert during the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission, these words sparked a response that would become one of the greatest virtual team triumphs of all time. As businesses increasingly rely on remote collaboration, the lessons from this episode are more relevant than ever.
When an oxygen tank exploded aboard Apollo 13, the mission was thrown into jeopardy. With the crew stranded over 200,000 miles from Earth, a swift, effective response was crucial. At Mission Control in Houston, an on-the-ground team of experts was assembled. Their mission was clear: bring the astronauts home safely.
This team, diverse in their expertise but united in their purpose, showcased the power of virtual collaboration. They had to work around the clock, overcoming communication barriers, time constraints, and a life-or-death scenario. They weren't in the same room — or even the same city — but they were in sync, each contributing their unique skills towards a common goal.
The successful return of the Apollo 13 crew is a testament to the power of effective virtual teamwork. But what can contemporary businesses take away from this historic event?
Clear and effective communication is vital. The Apollo 13 team had to quickly share, interpret, and act upon information. In today's digital age, with an array of communication tools at our disposal, maintaining open lines of communication is key to ensuring that all team members are aligned and informed.
The value of diverse expertise cannot be underestimated. The Apollo 13 team brought together a variety of specialists, from astronauts to engineers to computer experts. Similarly, in a business context, diverse teams can bring a wider range of ideas, perspectives, and solutions to the table.
A shared sense of purpose is a powerful motivator. Despite the enormous pressure, the Apollo 13 team was driven by the collective goal of bringing the astronauts home safely. For virtual teams, having a clear, shared objective can serve as a compass, guiding collaboration and fostering a sense of unity.
The triumph of the Apollo 13 mission serves as a timeless lesson in the power of virtual teamwork. Even in the face of the most daunting challenges, a team that communicates effectively leverages diverse skills, and is united by a common purpose can achieve extraordinary things. As we navigate the complexities of our increasingly digital world, these lessons are more important than ever. Remember, no matter how far apart we may be, when we work together, we can reach for the stars.
Courage In Action: Embracing Challenges and Fears as Catalysts for Growth
July 24, 2023
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow." - Mary Anne Radmacher
In the heart-racing narrative of our professional and personal lives, the idea of running toward challenges and fears rather than away from them may seem counterintuitive. However, as history and countless success stories demonstrate, sometimes it's precisely these obstacles and our greatest fears that hold the keys to our most profound growth and accomplishments.
Take the example of Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, who had no background in fashion or retail, she faced significant hurdles and naysayers when she decided to disrupt the hosiery industry with her innovative shapewear concept. Embracing these challenges, Blakely became the youngest self-made female billionaire in America, revolutionizing the fashion industry along the way.
Then there is the story of Howard Schultz, the man behind Starbucks' global success. Schultz faced immense challenges in establishing the coffeehouse culture in America - a concept prevalent in Italy but virtually nonexistent in the US at the time. Undeterred by skeptics, Schultz ran toward the challenge, transforming Starbucks into the ubiquitous symbol of the coffee culture it is today.
In the corporate world, successful companies often see challenges not as threats but as opportunities for innovation. When Netflix noticed the growing popularity of online streaming, they pivoted away from their DVD rental business, a move that was seen as risky at the time. But by embracing this challenge and running towards it, Netflix transformed into the global streaming giant it is today.
So how can we cultivate the courage to run towards our greatest challenges and fears?
Begins with a shift in perspective: Instead of viewing challenges and fears as insurmountable obstacles, we can see them as opportunities for growth and learning. This change in mindset can empower us to face our fears with courage and determination.
Cultivate a growth mindset: See failure not as a setback but as a stepping stone toward success. By viewing challenges as a chance to learn and improve, we can turn fear into a catalyst for growth.
Seek support and guidance: Whether it's a mentor, a coach, or a supportive peer group, having a solid support system can provide the encouragement and insights needed to tackle our greatest challenges.
Embracing our fears and challenges can unlock doors to growth, innovation, and success that we never thought possible. By running toward our fears rather than away from them, we can discover untapped potential and create a future that's even more rewarding than we ever imagined. In the race of life, let's redefine our fears and challenges as the finish lines we strive to cross because it's beyond these lines that true victory awaits.
Nurturing Success from Day One: Key Strategies for Enhancing New Employee Onboarding
July 17, 2023
Productivity isn't simply a matter of showing up, it's about feeling connected, valued, and invested from day one.
The onboarding process of new employees is crucial for a company's success, as it sets the tone for future engagement and productivity. Studies have shown that effective onboarding programs can increase employee retention rates by up to 25%, leading to a reduction in recruitment costs and improved workplace morale. However, simply introducing new employees to their colleagues and providing a list of tasks is not enough to guarantee long-term commitment and success.
To truly connect with newly onboarded employees, managers must prioritize engagement and communication while fostering a sense of belonging and purpose within the company. Here are three proven strategies to accomplish this:
Schedule Regular Check-Ins
According to a study by SHRM, new employees who received on-the-job training and regular check-ins with their supervisor were 30% less likely to leave within the first year of employment. Scheduling weekly or biweekly meetings with new hires not only allows managers to address any issues or concerns but also provides an opportunity to praise progress and set goals for the future.
Encourage Curiosity Conversations
Curiosity conversations are informal discussions between employees that allow them to learn about each other's interests, strengths, and goals. A study by MIT found that employees who engage in these types of conversations with their co-workers are more likely to feel a sense of belonging and exhibit higher levels of creativity and collaboration. Encouraging curiosity conversations during team lunches or through virtual team-building activities can help new hires build relationships and feel valued within the company.
Create Mentorship Programs
Pairing new employees with a mentor or buddy can be an effective way to provide guidance and support during the onboarding process. A study by the Aberdeen Group found that 72% of companies with mentorship programs reported higher employee retention rates. Mentors can offer advice on navigating company culture, provide insight into job responsibilities, and offer a sounding board for ideas and concerns.
A successful onboarding process is critical for retaining top talent and enhancing workplace productivity. By prioritizing regular check-ins, encouraging curiosity conversations, and creating mentorship programs, managers can create a culture of engagement and support for new employees. These strategies not only benefit the individual employee but also contribute to the overall success of the company.
The Power of Sitting with Problems
July 10, 2023
"The art of solving problems lies in finding a balance between the opposing forces of intuition and logic." – Sylvia Boorstein
When we have a problem, our natural desire is to solve it as soon as possible. But, while some leaders will jump right in to fix a problem, wise leaders will do something completely counterintuitive.
They will see if they can sit with the problem a little longer.
How many times have you had a problem, made a quick adjustment, and then it snowballed into a big mess because you underestimated the problem, and now you have a bigger problem? Or you fixed the wrong problem and now have a bigger problem. Or you moved too fast and created other problems.
When the stakes are high, impulsively trying to solve a problem can be detrimental. However, when you slow things down and sit with the discomfort of the problem, it naturally generates a flow of ideas.
As the Greek philosopher Plato said, "Necessity is the mother of invention." In this context, what I see is that the discomfort of the necessity itself becomes the idea generator, just as putting a turbine into a raging waterfall becomes an energy generator.
In fact, there are leaders who are incredibly successful because they regularly turn breakdowns into breakthroughs.
When you give yourself the space to really sit with the problem, that's when you start to get insights into solutions as you walk, stand in the shower, or meditate.
This is not about procrastination; it is about "pro-activation." I literally just made that word up, but I am "coining" it right here. When you find yourself faced with a problem, go into pro-activation. This means sitting with the problem and letting your internal system become activated as it explores solutions. If you remain "the calm in the chaos," the solution will find its way back to you. And, of course, asking for help and exploring resources can be an important part of that.
Cultivating Tomorrow's Leaders: The Essential Role of Senior Leadership
June 26, 2023
"The task of the leader is to get their people from where they are to where they have not been." – Henry Kissinger
In the fertile soil of every organization, potential leaders are waiting for their chance to bloom. These rising stars are the seeds of future success, capable of growing into strong, vibrant leaders who can guide their teams toward achieving shared goals. Yet, these promising individuals often face considerable challenges in their leadership journey. And without the nurturing sunlight of support from senior leadership, their growth may be stunted, and their full potential may remain unrealized.
There are many challenges facing rising leaders, from developing a leadership mindset and building key management skills to navigating organizational politics and managing change. Emerging leaders often grapple with the shift from being individual contributors to leading teams, a transition that requires a new set of skills and a change in perspective.
Adopting A Leadership Mindset Is About Expanding Your View
Developing a leadership mindset is a crucial yet challenging aspect of growing into a leadership role. Rising leaders must transition from thinking as individuals to thinking strategically and holistically about their team and organization. This involves understanding the larger business context, making strategic decisions, and thinking long-term.
Managing change is a challenge that all leaders face, but it can be particularly daunting for those new to leadership. Rising leaders must learn to navigate uncertainty, make tough decisions under pressure, and lead their teams through times of change.
Rising Leaders Need Support From the Top
In this landscape, senior leaders play a pivotal role. Like the sun providing energy for a seed to grow, senior leaders must offer their wisdom, guidance, and support to cultivate the growth of these emerging leaders.
Senior leaders can support rising leaders by creating the best environment for their development. This includes providing opportunities for them to take on leadership roles, offering constructive feedback, and encouraging continuous learning. More importantly, they can model effective leadership behaviors, creating a strong example for the rising leaders to follow.
Just as a seed needs sunlight to grow, rising leaders need the support and guidance of experienced leaders to develop and flourish. By nurturing these seeds of potential, senior leaders can ensure the growth of a new generation of effective leaders, thereby securing the future success of their organizations.
Remember, a seed well-planted and adequately nurtured holds the potential to grow into a towering tree. Similarly, an emerging leader, given the right opportunities and guidance, can mature into a transformational figure guiding their organization toward success.
Embracing Diversity of Thought: Are You Truly Open-minded?
June 19, 2023
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." – Aristotle
How do you know if you are truly open-minded? It is easy to assume that we are open-minded, but often we have hard edges around what we are willing to accept as true. Being genuinely open-minded isn't about being easily swayed by the opinions of others but rather about being willing to objectively consider different perspectives and beliefs.
For example, let's consider the workplace. In a diverse team, members come from different backgrounds, possess various expertise, and have unique perspectives. A truly open-minded person will be able to listen to these different viewpoints, evaluate their merits, and potentially integrate them into the decision-making process, even if they initially disagree with them. This approach fosters a culture of inclusiveness and innovation, where employees feel valued and heard.
In another example, imagine exploring a new city and trying out different types of food. Of course, you have your own preferences and values around what you eat, but you are also willing to try new things and see what resonates with you. This willingness to explore without losing touch with your own values and beliefs is what sets apart truly open-minded people.
Being open-minded is not a sign of weakness but rather a strength that allows us to consider a range of options and make informed decisions. Great leaders often possess this trait, characterized by their curiosity and flexibility, which enables them to navigate complex situations and find the best solutions.
The more open and grounded we are, the more fulfilling our lives become. If you want to cultivate genuine open-mindedness in your work, life, and mission, it's worth examining your biases and being open to new experiences and ideas. Doing so broadens your perspective and improves your decision-making, leading to greater success and fulfillment. Remember, being open-minded is not about losing sight of who you are but rather about embracing new possibilities and expanding your horizons.
Balancing Consistency and Flexibility: The Key to Effective Leadership
June 12, 2023
"Leadership is not about being rigid, but about finding the right balance between consistency and flexibility." – Indra Nooyi
Leadership is an art that requires a blend of different skills, qualities, and characteristics. To lead a team effectively, a leader needs to balance different traits. Consistency and flexibility are two essential traits for leadership because they help a leader to maintain the trust of their team, provide a sense of stability, and adapt to changing circumstances.
Consistency is an important trait that a leader must possess to establish trust with their team. Consistency means that a leader's behavior, decisions, and actions are predictable and reliable. When a leader is consistent, their team knows what to expect and can trust that their leader will follow through on their promises. Consistency also helps a leader to build credibility with their team, which is essential for gaining respect and influence. A consistent leader can establish a culture of accountability, where everyone knows their roles and responsibilities and is held to the same standards.
Flexibility is equally important in leadership. Flexibility means that a leader can adapt to changing circumstances and make decisions that are appropriate for the situation. Flexibility allows a leader to respond to unexpected challenges and opportunities and to make decisions that are in the best interest of the team. A flexible leader can recognize when a change in strategy is needed and can pivot quickly to avoid potential problems. Flexibility also promotes innovation and creativity because it encourages team members to explore new ideas and solutions.
Leaders who balance consistency with flexibility are more effective because they create a sense of stability while also being adaptable to changing circumstances. A consistent leader provides a stable foundation for the team, which helps to reduce stress and uncertainty. A flexible leader can adapt to new challenges and opportunities, which helps the team to stay competitive and relevant. Balancing consistency and flexibility also helps a leader to create a culture of trust, where team members know that their leader is reliable and accountable but also willing to make changes when necessary.
To be an effective leader, it is essential to strike a balance between consistency and flexibility. A leader who is too consistent may be seen as rigid and inflexible, while a leader who is too flexible may be perceived as indecisive and inconsistent. The key is to be consistent in the values, principles, and vision of the team while remaining flexible in the strategies and tactics used to achieve those goals.
Consistency and flexibility are essential qualities for effective leadership. A consistent leader builds trust, establishes accountability, and provides stability, while a flexible leader adapts to changing circumstances, promotes innovation, and stays relevant. Balancing consistency with flexibility requires a careful approach that takes into account the needs of the team and the demands of the environment. A leader who can strike this balance will be well-positioned to achieve success and inspire their team to do the same.
Imitation to Innovation: Navigating the Originality Trap in Creative Pursuits
June 05, 2023
Have you ever felt stuck in the “originality trap”? It’s when you’re afraid to innovate because you think someone else has already done it or done something similar enough that it would seem like copying.
No one wants to be a copycat or a plagiarizer. But there’s an important distinction here: the difference between “inventive success” and “creative death.”
The writer David Perell talks about how the best way to improve any skill is first to imitate and then innovate. You don’t just start creating something new from right out of the blue; you first have to understand what is. Before you can build your confidence to innovate, you need to understand and have confidence in the foundation that will allow you to innovate.
A while back, I took a glassblowing class. I didn’t just start out making vases or anything amazing when I started. I had to learn the foundations by watching exactly how my instructor worked and then bringing my own flair to it over time.
For many years Picasso would copy the skills of other painters until it turned into his own unique cubist style.
Hunter S. Thompson re-wrote the entire book “The Great Gatsby” word-for-word on his typewriter so he could understand all the hidden components of building a masterpiece.
Even Kobe Bryant says, “I’ve stolen all my moves from the greatest players.”
This is just a natural part of how we evolve. That’s why you’ll see children imitating vocations that fascinate them without any limitations to hold them back. Likewise, when we give our own child-like sense of fascination permission to imitate the people we admire, we naturally assimilate that knowledge and use it to find our own flavor of expression that is entirely unique to us.
And just like Picasso, Hunter, and Kobe, that’s how we become an inspiration to others… because we let it start with us. If you’d like some help, give me a shout.
Adjust the Settings on Your Equalizer
May 29, 2023
Do you remember the days of HiFi stereo equalizers?
Back when music was still on vinyl records or cassette tapes, there was something profoundly fulfilling about being able to adjust and control the quality of my own music.
I was passionate about Hendrix. Zeppelin. Otis Redding. The Clash. The Velvet Underground. At the time, this was music that brought my spirit alive. So, as a true audiophile, I had to make sure it sounded incredible. I had this expansive stereo control panel full of knobs and levers. By adjusting the spectrum of bass, treble, balance, and fade, I could completely customize my own listening experience.
And… I’d always know that I got it just right when I’d feel a warm, joyous hum of vibration in my body. That was when I could fully let the music in.
Now, as a professional “Metaphor-ologist.” I see a clear connection between the joy of adjusting a HiFi stereo equalizer and being a leader in running a business.
Whether you listen to your favorite song from U2 or you want to reach your quarterly goals, it’s all about learning to adjust your levels of relating to create a fulfilling, inspiring experience for you and your people – instead of a harsh, uncomfortable one.
I was just working with a client to adjust how he relates with his leadership team. We focused on increasing vulnerability to take out a bit of harshness, lowering his guard a bit to increase his personal connection, and balancing out his demeanor to become more approachable.
This concept goes way beyond personal relating and into balancing the whole spectrum of business. Should I spend more time speaking? Writing? Marketing? Networking? Going to events?
These are all worthy pursuits. But it’s only in finding the right levels of each one that it all comes together like a symphony for your business.
Like any art, this is a life-long pursuit. You’ll always be getting better and better at it, and just as music and business are constantly changing and evolving, so will you.
In the end, it’s all about getting good at the quality of music YOU bring to your company. This is what gives your people the warm, joyous hum of alignment with you as their leader.
If you’d like a little experience of what this could look like for you, give me a shout, and I’ll show you how to make a beautiful symphony from the music that is your business.
The Power of Aligning Values and Leadership Principles for Success
May 22, 2023
“If you stand for nothing, you'll fall for anything." – Alexander Hamilton
As a rising leader, it is important to understand the importance of aligning with your values and creating leverage through leadership principles. Values are the guiding principles that shape our beliefs, actions, and decisions, while Leadership Principles are the specific behaviors and strategies leaders use to achieve their goals. When values and principles are aligned, leaders can create a powerful force that can move mountains and inspire others to do the same.
Aligning with your values is critical to leadership success. When you know what you stand for and what you believe in, it becomes much easier to make decisions that are in line with your personal values. By doing so, you build a sense of trust and authenticity with your team, as they know that you are making decisions that are in the best interests of the organization and its people.
Creating leverage through leadership principles is essential for any leader who wants to achieve success. Leadership principles are the specific behaviors and strategies that leaders use to achieve their goals. They are based on a deep understanding of what motivates people, how to create a vision and purpose that inspires others, and how to foster collaboration and teamwork.
When values and principles work together, the result is a powerful force that can move organizations and individuals toward success. Leaders who align with their values and create leverage through leadership principles can inspire and motivate others to work towards a shared vision. As a result, they can build strong relationships with their team, customers, and stakeholders and easily navigate complex challenges and opportunities.
To align with your values and create leverage through leadership principles, it is important to take a step back and reflect on your personal values and what they mean to you. Think about what drives you, what inspires you, and what you want to achieve. Then, consider how your values align with your leadership style and the principles that you use to lead.
Once you have a clear understanding of your values and leadership principles, you can begin to put them into action. Communicate your values to your team and work to foster an environment that is aligned with these values. Use your leadership principles to motivate and inspire your team and to create a vision and purpose that everyone can work towards.
Aligning with your values and creating leverage through leadership principles is critical to leadership success. Doing so can create a powerful force that can move mountains and inspire others to do the same. Remember, values and principles work together, so take the time to reflect on your personal values and how they align with your leadership style. Then, put your values and principles into action, and watch as you and your team achieve success together.
Here are some examples of values and principles in action:
Apple's success can be attributed to the strong alignment of values and leadership principles. The company values innovation, simplicity, and a customer-centric approach, which are integrated into their leadership principles. This alignment has fostered a strong company culture and contributed to Apple's continued success in the market.
Patagonia is an excellent example of a business with well-aligned values and leadership principles. The company's environmental sustainability and social responsibility values are intertwined with their leadership principles, which focus on ethical practices, innovation, and quality. This alignment has helped Patagonia build a loyal customer base and maintain a strong reputation within the industry.
Mahatma Gandhi was a leader who successfully aligned his values of nonviolence, truth, and equality with his leadership principles. He led by example, using his values as guiding principles to inspire millions to join the struggle for India's independence. This powerful alignment of values and leadership principles made him an influential figure in history.
Navigating Change: Moving Carefully and Balancing Mindsets
May 15, 2023
"Change is not an event. It's a process." – John Kotter
Navigating change can be a challenging process, whether you are dealing with personal or organizational change. John Kotter, Harvard Business School professor and author, has written extensively on this topic and offers valuable insights on how to manage change effectively. Let's explore some of Kotter's key ideas on navigating change and how to apply them in practice.
Moving too quickly can be a mistake
According to Kotter, moving too quickly is one of the most common mistakes people make when navigating change. Change can be disruptive and disorienting; rushing through it can create more problems than it solves. Therefore, it's important to take the time to plan, communicate, and prepare for change rather than simply diving in headfirst.
One way to avoid moving too quickly is to break the change process down into smaller, more manageable steps. This allows you to focus on one piece of the puzzle at a time rather than trying to tackle everything all at once. It also allows you to gather feedback and make adjustments along the way, which can be critical for successful change management.
Balancing threat-seeking and opportunity-seeking mindsets
Another key concept from Kotter's work is balancing threat-seeking and opportunity-seeking mindsets when navigating change. Threat seeking involves identifying potential risks and challenges associated with change, while opportunity seeking involves identifying potential benefits and opportunities. Of course, both mindsets are important, but they can sometimes be in tension with one another.
To balance these mindsets effectively, gathering diverse perspectives and engaging in open dialogue about the potential risks and benefits of change is important. This can help you identify potential blind spots and develop a more nuanced understanding of the situation.
It's also important to clearly and consistently communicate the rationale for change so that people understand why change is necessary and the potential benefits. This can help to build buy-in and support for change, which can be critical for successful implementation.
By breaking the change process down into smaller steps, gathering diverse perspectives, and communicating clearly and consistently, you can increase your chances of successfully navigating change.
Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Leadership
Managing Company Spending in Challenging Times
May 08, 2023
In times of economic uncertainty, many companies tend to adopt a reactive approach to spending by making drastic cuts to their budgets in an effort to save money. While this may seem like a quick fix, it is not a sustainable solution for the long-term success of the company. Just like in our personal lives, maintaining a healthy financial status requires a lifestyle change, not a crash diet cycle.
A lifestyle change involves making a conscious decision to change your habits and mindset in order to achieve a long-term goal. This approach can be applied to managing company finances as well. Instead of making temporary, knee-jerk reactions to difficult economic situations, companies should focus on building a strong foundation for financial success that can be sustained over time.
Here are some examples of how companies can approach spending in challenging times with a lifestyle change mindset:
Focus on Cost Optimization: Instead of blindly cutting budgets, companies should conduct a thorough analysis of their spending habits to identify areas where they can optimize costs. This could involve renegotiating contracts with vendors or suppliers, consolidating resources, or exploring new, more cost-effective solutions.
Embrace Digital Transformation: Companies should embrace digital transformation and automation to reduce costs and increase efficiency. This could involve investing in new technologies to streamline processes, automate tasks, and eliminate manual processes that are time-consuming and prone to error.
Prioritize Strategic Investments: While it may be tempting to cut all non-essential spending, companies should prioritize strategic investments that will help them weather the economic storm and position them for growth in the future. This could involve investing in employee training and development, expanding into new markets, or developing new products and services.
Communicate and Collaborate: In challenging times, it is more important than ever for companies to communicate and collaborate with their employees, customers, and stakeholders. This could involve seeking input and feedback from employees on cost-saving measures or collaborating with customers to find new ways to meet their needs.
A lifestyle change mindset is essential for companies that want to successfully manage their finances in challenging times. By focusing on cost optimization, embracing digital transformation, prioritizing strategic investments, and communicating and collaborating with stakeholders, companies can build a strong foundation for financial success that will serve them well in the long term.
Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Leadership
Shiny Object Syndrome: The Downside of Curiosity
May 01, 2023
"I do one thing at a time, I do it well, and then I move on." – Major Charles Emerson Winchester
Do you constantly get distracted by new ideas, projects, or opportunities? Do you often struggle to stay focused on one thing for a sustained period of time? If so, you may be suffering from what's commonly called "shiny object syndrome."
While curiosity is a valuable trait to have, it can also be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it drives us to explore new ideas, learn new skills, and discover new opportunities. But on the other hand, it can also lead us down countless rabbit holes, causing us to lose focus on our current goals and commitments.
If you can relate to this, the good news is that there are ways to combat shiny object syndrome and cultivate a more sustainable approach to curiosity. Here are a few strategies to consider:
Clarify your priorities: One of the main reasons we get sidetracked by shiny objects is that we don't have a clear sense of what's most important to us. Take time to reflect on your goals and values, and identify where you want to focus your time and energy. This will help you stay grounded and make more intentional choices about where to direct your curiosity.
Set boundaries: It's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of ideas and opportunities that come our way. Set some boundaries around your time and attention to avoid getting pulled in too many directions. For example, you could set aside specific blocks of time for exploring new ideas while dedicating other blocks of time to working on your current projects.
Practice mindfulness: Be fully present in the moment, without judgment or distraction. By cultivating mindfulness, you can train your brain to focus more effectively on the task at hand and avoid getting pulled away by shiny objects. Consider incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine, such as meditation or deep breathing exercises.
Embrace a growth mindset: Finally, it's essential to cultivate a growth mindset when it comes to your curiosity. Instead of seeing each new opportunity as a distraction or a threat to your current goals, try reframing it as a chance to learn and grow. By approaching each new experience with a sense of curiosity and openness, you can stay engaged and motivated while also staying focused on your priorities.
Shiny object syndrome can be a real challenge for anyone who loves to explore new ideas and opportunities. But with some self-awareness, discipline, and a growth mindset, it's possible to cultivate a more sustainable approach to curiosity that allows you to stay focused on your goals and commitments while still enjoying the thrill of discovery.
Staying Relevant in the Technology Industry: The Importance of Being a Connected Leader
April 24, 2023
In today's fast-paced technological landscape, being a successful leader requires more than just technical skills and knowledge. It requires an ability to connect with people, technology, and other industries, to stay relevant and ahead of the competition. A technology leader who is disconnected from their surroundings will find it challenging to keep up with the pace of change, and their organization may suffer as a result.
To be a connected leader, a technology leader must first be connected with their people. This means understanding their team's needs, goals, and aspirations and working collaboratively with them to achieve shared objectives. It involves being open and transparent, listening actively to feedback, and fostering a culture of trust and respect.
In addition to being connected with their people, a technology leader must also be connected with their technology. This means staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in their field and understanding how new technologies can be applied to solve business problems. It involves collaborating with technical experts to identify opportunities for innovation and ensuring that their organization utilizes technology to its fullest potential.
A connected leader must also be connected with other industries. This means being aware of the latest trends and developments in related fields and identifying ways in which those trends can be applied to their organization. It involves networking with professionals in other industries, attending conferences and seminars, and keeping an eye on emerging technologies that may have an impact on their business.
Finally, a connected leader must be connected with other fields. This means having a broad range of knowledge and understanding of different disciplines, such as marketing, finance, and human resources. It involves collaborating with professionals in those fields to gain insights into how they can be applied to technology and business strategy.
Being a successful technology leader requires being a connected leader. This means connecting with people, technology, other industries, and other fields to stay relevant and ahead of the competition. It involves fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation, staying up-to-date with the latest advancements, networking with professionals in related fields, and having a broad range of knowledge and understanding. Technology leaders can drive innovation, foster growth, and achieve long-term organizational success by being connected.
Embracing Our Inner Futurist: How a Forward-Thinking Mindset Can Shape a Better Future for All
April 11, 2023
The idea of being a futurist is often associated with a select group of individuals who possess special knowledge or talent for predicting future trends and developments. However, I would like to take a bold stance and argue that we are all futurists if we are willing to think and act with a future orientation. By adopting a forward-thinking and proactive approach, we can all contribute to shaping a better future for ourselves and the generations to come.
The first step towards becoming a futurist is to cultivate an optimistic mindset. Optimism is the belief that the future will be better than the present, and it is a crucial element in shaping a positive future. By focusing on the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead, rather than dwelling on the challenges and limitations of the present, we can open ourselves up to new ideas and solutions that can help us create a better future.
One way to cultivate optimism is to focus on the progress that has already been made in various areas of life, such as technology, medicine, and social justice. By acknowledging the advances that have been made and the positive impact they have had on people's lives, we can build a foundation of hope and confidence that the future will continue to bring progress and improvement.
Another key element of being a futurist is to think and act with a long-term perspective. This means looking beyond short-term gains and considering the broader implications of our actions and decisions. For example, when making investments, we can consider not only the immediate returns but also the long-term impact on the environment, society, and future generations. When making decisions about our careers, we can consider not only our immediate goals but also how our work can contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future.
A futurist mindset also involves a willingness to embrace change and uncertainty. The future is always uncertain, and the pace of change is accelerating, so we need to be adaptable and open to new possibilities. This means being willing to learn new skills, try new approaches, and take calculated risks in pursuit of our goals. It also means being prepared to adjust our plans and strategies as circumstances change and new information becomes available.
Finally, being a futurist means being an active participant in shaping the future. We all have a role to play in creating a better future, whether it's through our personal choices, our professional work, or our civic engagement. By taking responsibility for our actions and contributing to positive change in our communities, we can help build a more sustainable, just, and equitable future for all.
The idea that we are all futurists may seem bold, but it is also empowering. By adopting a forward-thinking and optimistic mindset, thinking and acting with a long-term perspective, embracing change and uncertainty, and actively participating in shaping the future, we can all contribute to creating a better world. So, let's embrace our inner futurists and work together toward a brighter future.
The Power of Imperfect Action: How Taking Risks Can Accelerate Your Growth
April 05, 2023
My growth has been catalyzed by taking a lot of imperfect action
When it comes to pursuing our goals and dreams, it's easy to get caught up in the pursuit of perfection. We often feel like we need to have everything figured out before we can take action, or we're afraid of making mistakes that could derail our progress. But what if I told you that embracing imperfect action could actually be the key to accelerating your growth and achieving your goals?
As someone who has been on a journey of personal and professional growth for most of my life, I can attest to the power of imperfect action. In the past five years alone, I've made more mistakes than I did in the previous 40 years combined. But I've also accomplished more than I ever thought possible: writing books, hosting a successful podcast, completing certifications, coaching hundreds of clients, and even climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
So what's my secret? I take a lot of imperfect actions. I'm always in motion, always course-correcting as I go. And while it's true that I've made plenty of missteps along the way, I've also learned more, grown more, and accomplished more than I ever could have if I were waiting for everything to be perfect before taking action.
The truth is that perfectionism is a trap. It keeps us stuck in analysis paralysis, prevents us from taking risks, and ultimately limits our potential. But on the other hand, embracing imperfect action allows us to learn and grow as we go, make progress even in the face of uncertainty, and ultimately achieve more than we ever thought possible.
If you're ready to break free from the perfectionism trap and start taking imperfect action toward your goals, there's no better time than now. Whether you're looking to start a business, pursue a new career, or make a significant change in your personal life, taking risks and embracing imperfection can help you achieve more in less time.
So, ask yourself: how would your life be different if you always took action on the things that offered the highest leverage and the biggest impact? How much farther could you go in a shorter period of time? And if you're ready to become a master of imperfect action and unlock your full potential, reach out to me, and let's start a conversation. Together, we can make this the year you break through and achieve your wildest dreams.
The Power of Asking for Help: How to Overcome Fear and Find Support
March 27, 2023
"Asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength." - Barack Obama
Are you comfortable asking for help? Asking for help is not something that comes easily for most of us. We have been programmed to believe that asking for help is a sign of weakness. However, asking for help is actually a sign of strength and maturity.
Leaders are expected to have all the answers and to be the go-to person for everything. However, this expectation can be unrealistic and lead to burnout and stress. Therefore, it is essential for leaders to recognize their limitations and know when to seek help. By asking for help, leaders can leverage the expertise and knowledge of others and make informed decisions.
Asking for help sets an example for the team. It creates a culture of openness and trust, where team members feel comfortable asking for help and admitting when they don't know something. This culture of openness and trust can improve communication, productivity, and morale within the team.
Asking for help can provide a fresh perspective and new ideas. As a result, leaders can gain valuable insights and different viewpoints from others, leading to better decision-making and innovative solutions to problems.
Asking for help can be a learning opportunity. Leaders can learn new skills and expand their knowledge by seeking help from others. It can also be a chance to develop relationships and build a network of support.
Leaders who are comfortable with their limitations and are willing to ask for help when needed are more likely to succeed and lead their teams to success.
Asking for help is an essential skill for leaders. It is a sign of strength, maturity, and self-awareness. Leaders who ask for help can leverage the knowledge and expertise of others, create a culture of openness and trust, gain a fresh perspective, learn new skills, and build a network of support. So, don't be afraid to ask for help. It's not a weakness but a sign of great strength.
Are Your People Being Pulled By Rope or Pushed By A Sail?
March 15, 2023
Motivating people at work can be challenging, but it is essential to building a positive and productive workplace. There are two main types of motivation: intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Understanding these two types of motivation can help you develop strategies to encourage and support your employees.
The best way to understand extrinsic motivation and intrinsic motivation is the difference between being pulled by a rope and being pushed by a sail.
Extrinsic motivation is like being pulled by a rope. It involves external factors, such as rewards, punishments, or social pressure, that motivate you to take action. It's like someone pulling you along towards a goal, and you are not necessarily enjoying the journey or the process but rather the end result.
Intrinsic motivation, on the other hand, is like being pushed by a sail. It involves internal factors, such as personal values, interests, or a sense of enjoyment and fulfillment in what you are doing, that motivate you to take action. This type of motivation often leads to higher engagement, creativity, and overall job satisfaction. For example, an employee who is passionate about their work is more likely to put in extra effort and come up with innovative solutions to problems. It's like a sail that catches the wind and propels you forward because you're genuinely interested in what you're doing, and it's inherently rewarding to you.
So, while being pulled by a rope can be effective in getting you to take action, it may not be sustainable or enjoyable in the long run. But on the other hand, being pushed by a sail can help you find deeper satisfaction and enjoyment in what you're doing, leading to greater motivation, creativity, and a sense of fulfillment.
Finding a balance between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation is crucial to motivate employees effectively. Here are some tips to help you do that:
Create a positive work environment: A supportive and inclusive workplace can help employees feel valued and motivated to do their best. Encourage collaboration and open communication, and celebrate successes to foster a positive atmosphere.
Offer opportunities for growth and development: Employees who feel they are learning and growing are more likely to be intrinsically motivated. Therefore, offer training, mentorship programs, and opportunities for career advancement to help employees reach their full potential.
Provide meaningful work: When employees understand the purpose of their work and how it contributes to the organization's goals, they are more likely to feel motivated and engaged. Encourage employees to take ownership of their work and provide regular feedback on their progress.
Offer rewards and recognition: Extrinsic motivation can be a powerful tool, but it should be used with intrinsic motivation. For example, offer recognition for a job well done, and provide financial incentives for meeting specific goals. Just be sure to also recognize and reward employees for their contributions to the team, not just for individual achievement.
By creating a positive work environment, offering opportunities for growth and development, providing meaningful work, and offering rewards and recognition, you can help your employees stay motivated and engaged. Remember, each person is unique, and what motivates one person may not work for another. Therefore, it is essential to be flexible and adapt your approach to meet the needs and preferences of each employee.
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