How NOT to Stand Out

How NOT to Stand Out

Last week I shared eight traits that will make you stand out and also help you to be a more effective leader. (You can find that link in the Resources section below).
 
Today, I’m sharing two traits that will guarantee that you don’t stand out and will cripple your leadership ability.
 
 

 
 

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MLK and Dreams

MLK and Dreams

Martin Luther King Jr. was brilliant at not just communicating a dream but, more importantly, inspiring others to join him in accomplishing the dream.
 
In the latest Sixty(ish) Seconds with Shawn, I share one of the ways he was able to do this.
 

 

Product vs. Process

Product vs. Process

I’m results oriented. I like accomplishing goals and reaching the destination. But if I’m not careful, there can be a significant downside to this mindset.
 
In the latest Sixty(ish) Seconds with Shawn, I share what I’m working on so that my leadership is not hindered by this mindset.
 
 

 
 
Top Posts From 2019 (#1-5)

Top Posts From 2019 (#1-5)

 

I am continuing the countdown of my top posts from 2019. Last time, I shared numbers 6-10. If you missed that post you can check it out here.

Here are my top 5 blog posts from 2019. Drum roll please… 

 

  1. Lessons From 20 Years of Being in Leadership (Part 1)

Back in March, I celebrated my birthday. Besides celebrating turning 37 years old (I know, I’m getting old), it also marked 20 years of me being in leadership. To celebrate this milestone, I share the top lessons that have shaped and influenced my leadership over the last 20 years. You can watch that video here.

  1. 5 Tips for a Successful Interview

Over my professional career, I have been fortunate to have roles that allowed me to hire my own team. As a result, I have interviewed hundreds of eager candidates looking for a job. In this Leadership Training Session, I share some tips on how to make your next interview a success.

  1. The First Ingredient That All Great Leaders Have (Part 1)

There are many different leadership styles and types of leaders. But the great leaders share a few characteristics that make their leadership powerful. Those qualities separate the great leaders from the merely good ones. In this training session, I share the first ingredient that all great leaders have. You can watch the video here.

  1. Effective Communication (Part 2: Praise) 

In his book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” Dale Carnegie said, “90% of all management problems are caused by communication.” I think we could also say that 90% of all relationship issues or marital problems are caused by miscommunication. In this leadership training session I share about the importance of praise and some practical tips on how to effectively communicate through the use of praise. You can watch that video here.

  1. Why Your Leadership Coach? 

I think it’s fitting that the first training session we filmed is also my top post for 2019. In this session, I share the purpose of this blog and also one of the greatest passions of my life. You can watch that video here.

 

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Top Posts From 2019 (#6-10)

Top Posts From 2019 (#6-10)

 

As 2019 comes to a close, I have been reflecting on this past year. There are so many things I am grateful for: my family and friends, starting the Shawn Welch Company, and this blog, Your Leadership Coach.

It’s hard to believe that 11 months ago we launched this leadership development blog and since the very first post back in February, I have been blown away at the response. There are so many aspiring leaders who are yearning to grow and take their leadership development to the next level. 

As the sun is setting on 2019 and we will soon ring in the new year, I want to celebrate this inaugural season of Your Leadership Coach by counting down our top 10 posts of the year. 

 

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  1. Becoming a Better Public Speaker (Part 1)

Public speaking is one of the top 3 fears that Americans have, and I can relate to that fear. I’ve been speaking in public for 20 years and I’m sure I’ve given well over 100 speeches since then. I still get nervous before going on stage, but over the years I have developed some tips and tools that have helped me become a better public speaker. You can watch that video here.

  1. My Word for 2019

Every year I choose one word that serves not as a replacement to my goals, but as a complement to them. This word becomes my theme for the year and provides vision, direction, and focus. Here’s my word for 2019.

  1. Is Everyone a Leader?

Many people ask me if they have what it takes to be a leader. That’s a good question, but the better one to ask is “Can anyone be a leader?” In this training session, I answer that question and discuss why I know you have what it takes to be a leader even though I have never met you. You can watch that video here.

  1. My Top 10 Leadership Books (1-2)

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” – President Harry S. Truman. Effective leaders read and they read often. Over the last few years, I have become a more avid reader and I share some of the books that have significantly shaped and influenced my leadership. It’s my hope that these books will aid in your leadership development as they have mine. You can watch that video here.

  1. My Top 10 Leadership Books (3-5)

I know many aspiring leaders who want to become more avid readers but there are so many leadership books out there and they don’t know where to begin. In this book recommendation series, I share numbers 3-5 of my top 10 leadership books of all time. You can watch that video here.

 

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