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Dr. Rick Goodman Speaker Author and Entrepreneur on Leadership, Engagement and Business Growth
What is a Performance Management System? Dr. Rick explains.
The words leader and boss may have pretty similar dictionary definitions—but in the business worlds, their practical distinctions are crucial. Just think about their connotations. Most of us think of a boss as someone who makes demands, yells at us when we screw up, and ultimately has the power to fire us at will. A leader, meanwhile, is someone who inspires us, coaches us, rallies the team, and helps everybody move forward.
A well-timed and well-chosen word can inspire your employees to achieve greatness; the wrong word can cause morale to plummet, or even bring your very leadership into question. Your words will impact your employees—and your employees will absolutely remember the things you say. So… what are you saying? What do your words reveal about your leadership style? And what are some phrases you should be adding to your everyday vocabulary?
Everybody makes mistakes, and everybody fails from time to time. What’s important is that we redeem those failures. What’s important is that we learn from them. So let me ask you: Do your team members learn from their failures? Do you learn from yours? Too often, the answer to these questions is no. That’s because many corporate cultures do not make it safe to fail. Failure is met with blame, if not outright shame—which means nobody feels comfortable taking risks and nobody is willing to own up to their errors and learn from them.
Leaders and entrepreneurs, I’ve got a question for you: What’s the most valuable asset you’ve got? I’ll give you three guesses, but I suspect you won’t need but one. Most of us realize that time is the most precious commodity we have—the only thing we can never get more of. So naturally, as your most precious asset, time is something you should protect, right? Well, sure…but the question is how.
It doesn’t matter how great of a leader you become—how experienced, how deliberate, how learned. You’re still going to have some areas in which you’re weak—areas in which you could stand some improvement. Many great leaders don’t actually recognize these areas in themselves, which means they don’t improve, and don’t seek assistance when they really need it. These are your leadership blind spots, but they don’t have to be. It is possible to identify them and work toward improvements—making yourself a more robust and multi-talented leader than ever.
Ever since I began “sharing the pie”, amazing things have happened in my life and business! In the last four years, my business has accumulated sales well into seven-figures. I’ve helped many my friends and strategic partners earn bigger incomes and bigger profits, acquire additional keynote and training opportunities and enjoy more freedom!