How to Lead with Significance: Integrity

How to Lead with Significance: Integrity

Back in 2008, I got called out by my boss and I’m so thankful for that experience. Want to know why? In today’s session, I discuss how that situation relates to the third quality that helps us lead with significance.

If you missed the sessions on the first two qualities of great leaders, vision and accountability, be sure to check out the links in the Resources sections below. Vision and accountability make up the foundation of great leadership, and are essential as we continue to build the description of a great leader.

 

 

Game Plan

Today’s Game Plan is an exercise I call “The Integrity Challenge.” Here are three questions to ask yourself to assess your integrity:

  • Is there duplicity between your public and private life? 
  • How do you respond to adversity and stress?
  • To whom do you need to apologize?

If you’re interested in learning more about our new one-on-one leadership intensive, Leading With Significance, where we talk about this quality and go into greater depth in your leadership development, use our Contact Us form to let me know and we’ll be in touch.

 

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How to Lead with Significance

How to Lead with Significance: Vision

How to Lead with Significance: Accountability

How to Lead with Significance: Accountability

How to Lead with Significance: Accountability

Last session, we started discussing the 10 ingredients all great leaders must have in order to lead with significance. The first quality is vision. Vision is our aim, our goal.

Today, we’re going to talk about the second quality for leading with significance: accountability.

 

 

Game Plan

Take a few minutes to reflect on this question:

  • What are your brown M&Ms and red flag mechanisms? Personally and professionally?

If you’re interested in learning more about our new one-on-one leadership intensive, Leading With Significance, where we talk about this quality and go into greater depth in your leadership development, use our Contact Us form to let me know and we’ll be in touch.

 

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How to Lead with Significance

How to Lead with Significance: Vision

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How to Lead with Significance: Vision

How to Lead with Significance: Vision

Last session, I shared about a new one-on-one leadership intensive I’ve developed called Leading With Significance. This coaching program identifies 10 qualities that all great leaders have and helps you create a customized plan to lead effectively both in your personal and professional life.

Today I’m sharing why I’ve called this leadership coaching program: Leading With Significance

 

 

Game Plan

We’re going to do a little exercise called “The Funeral Experience.” 

Here are a couple questions to ask yourself. Take some time to write our your notes:

  • What do you want your epitaph to read?
  • What do you want people to say at your funeral?

The next test is write down what would people actually say if you died tomorrow. What your write down here are your actual core values.

Now, compare your answers. Don’t worry if you see a gap between what you want people to say and what you think they may actually say. That’s just the first step. You have time to grow…and a great time to start that growth is today!

If you’re interested in learning more about our new one-on-one leadership intensive, Leading With Significance, where we talk about this quality and go into greater depth in your leadership development, use our Contact Us form to let me know and we’ll be in touch.

 

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Resources

How to Lead with Significance

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How to Lead with Significance

How to Lead with Significance

Have you just stepped into a leadership role and you’re still trying to figure out how to be an effective leader?

Maybe you want to be in leadership, but you’re not quite sure what skills you need to get recognized and receive that promotion. 

Or, you might be on the other side of that coin: you’ve been in leadership for awhile but right now you feel kind of stagnant. You need a fresh vision. You want to find meaning and purpose again in your role.

I can relate. I’ve been in each of those situations.

 

 

Game Plan

Ask yourself these two questions: Are you a leader? Why or why not?

Be honest. What comes to mind? 

Looking to dive deeper? We can help. Click here to get more information on our full leadership coaching program, Leading With Significance.

 

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How to Improve Your Culture Through Employee Engagement

How to Improve Your Culture Through Employee Engagement

 

Over the last few years, the term “employee engagement” has become a “buzzword” in today’s workplace. And perhaps with good reason, since research has shown that employee engagement is the key to having a healthy organizational culture. 
 
However, many companies miss the mark, thinking that employee engagement is about perks like unlimited PTO, ping pong tables, and napping pods. There is nothing wrong with having perks, but perks alone won’t increase your employee engagement. 
 
Today, I’m sharing some steps you can take to improve your organization’s culture by improving employee engagement. 
 
 

 
 

Game Plan

Here’s the question: What is one thing that you can do to start improving the culture in your company or department?

We can help. The reason I started Shawn Welch Company is to help leaders like you create a workplace that people actually want to work for. Send me a message if you would like to continue the conversation on how we can help you improve your employee engagement.

 

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Resources for Employee Engagement

Resources for Employee Engagement

 
I believe reading is extremely important. President Harry S. Truman said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” If you want to be successful in this world, you need to read. (And whether you are a self-proclaimed “reader” or are just picking up your first book in years, check out the Resources section below for tips on how to increase your reading.)
 
Today, I’m sharing with you two books I read recently that will help you improve the culture of your organization, department, or team through increasing your employee engagement.
 
 
 

 
 

Game Plan

I want you to think about the company you work for. On a scale from 1-10, how healthy is your organizational culture? These questions may help you make your evaluation:

    • Does your management, operations, strategy, and culture fit together?
    • Do you execute and actually get big things done?
    • Is your biggest issue in the strategy or the execution?

What is one thing you can do to be an agent of change?

 

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