“3 Timeless Traits Leaders Must Have” – from Inc.com

Great article from Inc.com – 3 Timeless Traits Leaders Must Have“. One of those is Coaching Skills. The author, Marcel Schwantes, states:

You want your organization to become high-performing? I have the answer. An overlooked piece of the puzzle is coaching. The bad news, according to one study, is that less than half of organizations surveyed had implemented coaching as a part of their performance management process. For the few that did, you guessed it–high-performing organizations.

A good article from Marcel Schwantes and worth your time to read.

Coaching is so critical in all aspects of our lives – personal and professional. As Coachwell, Inc. states on their website:

Your life is important—every part of it. When you’re doing well, every part of your life goes well, and when you’re not doing well, everything suffers. Coachwell equips you to excel by paying attention to what matters most—your character, your health, your goals, your priorities and the team you’re building around you.

We all need the help and support of others.


are your habits causing you to waste time?

I came across this article on Inc.com and realized how accurate it was for me. The title of the article is, “7 Time-Wasting Habits You Need to Cut Out of Your Life for Good”.

The seven bad habits are:

  1. Checking email constantly.
  2. Waiting for things to be perfect.
  3. Multitasking.
  4. Inviting interruptions.
  5. Being disorganized.
  6. Failing to delegate.
  7. Never saying no.

Read the entire article as it is very worthwhile if you are interested in wasting less time as you pursue your calling in life.


personality type and possible careers

So, what type are you? Personality type, that is.

I have enjoyed learning more about the different types of personalities and how we interact with one another. For example, I am an INTJ (see infographic and article below) and a DC on the DiSC assessment. Knowing that has helped me to become more self-aware and especially in regard to how I impact the people around me. That knowledge has also helped me to see what used to be blind spots in my life so that I can grow and become better. Knowing your “type” can also help you in your career choices.

Below is a link to a good article on Inc.com, “4 Major Personality Types & Ideal Careers for Each One [Infographic]
Are you a pragmatist or caretaker–and what does that mean for your career?”  by Larry Kim. Also below is the infographic from the article:

"Are you a pragmatist or caretaker--and what does that mean for your career?
“Are you a pragmatist or caretaker–and what does that mean for your career?

No MAS is the answer to MAS

No MAS is the answer to MAS

Poorly run meetings are a major waste of important time and many of our problems with meetings are self-inflicted. Click here to read a good article on Inc.com and watch the video below


“7 Critical Skills That Predict Success” – Inc.com


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things good leaders say daily

What you say as a leader to those you have the privilege to lead is critically important – more so than we often think.

In this article on Inc.com, 17 Things Every Successful Leader Says Every DayPeter Economy lists 17 phrases we should be saying on a regular basis, Following are his major points. Please read his full article for a more in-depth explanation of each point.

1. What do you think?

2. I trust you.

3. I know you can do it.

4. It’s not your fault.

5. I’m proud of you.

6. Please

7. Thank you.

8. Great idea–let’s do it.

9. I’ve always got time for you.

10. I couldn’t have done it without you.

11. No one is perfect.

12. What can I do to help?

13. I made a mistake.

14. I need your help.

15. Anything is possible.

16. I’m sorry.

17. I’ve got your back.

Click here to read the full article.

What are the key phrases you use with those you lead?



“5 Powerful Advantages You Gain From Being Where You Are “

This is an excellent article from Inc.com on “Why your attempts to be ultra-productive are sabotaging your ability to make meaningful connections and reach your full potential.”

David Van Rooy (@dlvanrooy) lists five benefits from being present.

1. You will be a positive example.

2. You will learn more.

3. You will be more creative.

4. You will get more done

5. You will have less stress

It’s a good article and worth reading – click here to read the full article.


“17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day” – from Inc.com

“17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day” – from Inc.com