Giving Your Team A Story (Individually & Collectively)

Giving Your Team A Story (Individually & Collectively)

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Last week we discusses the power of your story – and how a chapter doesn’t fully define your story. Today, we’re going to focus on your leadership, specifically your job to provide a story for your team so they can understand where they fit and how they can make a positive difference.

Years ago, as a young leader, I was taught by an old seasoned HR professional that a big part of my job was to do that for people. “If you don’t give them a good story,” she told me, “they’ll write one of their own and it won’t be good.” She knew most of us immediately think the worst. If the boss calls us to his office, we don’t instantly think, “Great! We’re getting a promotion or a raise.” We likely think, “Oh no! What did I do wrong!” That’s the kind of story we tend to tell ourselves. As leaders, we have to remember that so we can be more intentional to give our team members a better story.

Be well. Do good. Grow great!

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A Chapter Doesn't Tell Your Whole Story

A Chapter Doesn’t Tell Your Whole Story

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“Just because someone came in on this chapter of your life doesn’t mean they know your whole story.”one chapter doesn't tell your story

Today we have a conversation – a personal, intimate conversation – about Lisa’s difficult chapter. It was during this chapter I was first introduced to her. As you’ll discover, it was just a chapter – maybe a few – but it was far from being her whole story. 

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You Can Control The Way You Respond

You Can Control The Way You Respond

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how you respond mattersSome weeks ago Lisa texted me this quote…

When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is.

We’ve been noodling on that quote behind the scenes for a bit. Today we felt it was time to have a deeper conversation about it.

Leadership is influence, a focus on others. It’s not about having full control because none of us have that. Others can make choices we may not agree with, or enjoy. Situations often arise that aren’t ideal for us. Challenges and opportunities are always in flux. 

Each of us is able – if we put in the work – to determine what we’ll think, believe and do. Let’s talk about how being more intentional and purposeful can grow our leadership.

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Retired City Manager Leonard Martin On Hiring Tall

Retired City Manager Leonard Martin On Hiring Tall

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Leonard Martin enjoyed a 42-year career in city government. Well, he enjoyed much of it. 😉 

His career began with a paid internship in his hometown of Wichita Falls, Texas. Along the way, he worked at Malvern (Arkansas), Rollo (Missouri), Joplin (Missouri), and Edmond (Oklahoma). Leonard finished his career as the City Manager of Carrollton, Texas where his mentee, Erin Rinehart succeeded him. 

Leonard Martin is our guest today to discuss his philosophy of “hiring tall.” He shares how that philosophy started, how he practiced it, and how it drove innovation throughout his career.

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Leadership: How Can You Know If You're Good?

Leadership: How Can You Know If You’re Good?

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Watching a grandson play in a junior high football game can teach many lessons, including whether or not you’re as good as you think. In all fairness, he had been warning me all week that his team likely going to be killed. Turns out, he was right. 

Leaders can sometimes suffer delusions thinking we’re better…or worse…than we may really be. How can we know the truth? 

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Great Leaders Don't Blame Others

Great Leaders Don’t Blame Others

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Bum Phillips on failureBum Phillips was a quotable NFL coach, a good ‘ol boy from Texas. We’re fans of this quote Bum uttered about failure. It speaks to the excuse-making that is so easy to do, and shows how blaming others (or anything really) isn’t the path toward growing great.

“You fail all the time, but you aren’t a failure until you start blaming someone else.”

Join us for the conversation about how great leaders shoulder the responsibility to create a high-performance culture. Great leaders happily accept responsibility…for everything. It’s empowering and provides leaders with the liberty to get on with helping their organization reach new heights. 

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