Take Time to Reflect

reflectDo you ever feel as if you do not have time to reflect on your life and the direction you are going?

I know that I feel that way at times.

There are life phases when I am caught up in lots of activity without time to reflect on my life, and those are the times that I know I need to reflect the most.

Some of our activity could be in the wrong direction which is why we need to reflect. All of us need time to reflect but taking the time to do it…well, it takes time.

Here are five ideas to help you get the most out of your reflection time, and motivate you to make the time to continue it. Read more

The Value of a Stewardship Attitude

stewardshipWhat is stewardship? In its simplest form it is managing what we have for someone else.

In other words, it is the management of something or someone entrusted into our care. We are given many gifts and abilities that we are to use to help others whether customers, employees or suppliers.

From a personal and spiritual perspective, I believe that all I have has been given to me by God and I am a steward of those things: My wife, Joy; my three boys, our business, my knowledge, my skills, my abilities, my time, my money, etc.

As a steward of all of those things, I have the responsibility to manage those for the benefit of the owner or others. This attitude can have a profound impact on your people and your business.

Here are a few ideas on the impact of a stewardship attitude: Read more

Don’t Fall into These Leadership Traps

leadershipWith a fresh year dawning, business leaders and entrepreneurs are setting about improving their leadership style, helping their teams succeed, and positioning their businesses for growth.

In a recent Forbes post, contributor Scott Edinger identifies seven characteristic pitfalls leaders should absolutely avoid in 2014.

Edinger begins by noting there are times when all leaders need to address their areas of weakness, particularly when they begin to overshadow a person’s strengths in their chosen role.

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Five Simple Steps to Boost Your Confidence as a Leader

confidenceAs a business leader, having the confidence to make difficult decisions and have conflict-riddled conversations is a necessary component of sustained success.

Thomas Edward, the founder of executive coaching firm Confidence Unchained and an Entrepreneur contributor, outlines five steps for establishing and increasing your confidence:

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