3 Elements of a Winning Culture

3 Elements of a Winning CultureBy John AddisonYour company’s culture is something you have to live every day and build every day. Your culture should be consistent from the top leadership all the way down. And it should stay at the forefront of your thinking because...

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Master the Art of Delegation in 3 Steps

When you transition from team member to leader, your role will be less about completing daily tasks and more about taking the reins for everyone involved. You’ll be the one in a charge—the one who delegates and makes sure everyone’s input results in one, big accomplishment.

But it’s a fine line to walk. While you want to give your people a sense of direction, you don’t want to micromanage them. I think the best way to delegate is by giving people a healthy freedom to work independently, all while staying in the loop so you can help where needed.

The more you start delegating and truly depending on your team for results, the faster everyone will grow. Here are three tips to inspire them to get more done, without being overly involved. read more

This Is the Real Meaning of Christmas

Merry Christmas!

What an amazing, incredible thing to experience, this day of love and of giving. I hope you’re having a great holiday and that you’re spending it with the ones you love.

I look forward to this time of the year because it reminds me of what’s important: family, friends and a cheerful spirit. Life is short, so be sure to cherish these moments with the people you hold dear.

But doing this for one day is selling yourself short. If you can carry the holiday spirit, this outpouring of gratitude, charity and hope into 2018, there’s no telling what you’ll accomplish. A positive attitude is not just for the Christmas season. It’s for a successful life.

I want to share a very personal story with you about my family and what this holiday means to me. I hope it inspires you to appreciate every little moment in time. read more

How to Take Responsibility in a Crisis

If you’re a leader, it isn’t enough to take responsibility for your own mistakes. You’ve got to step up and be the spokesperson for your people when things go wrong, too. And it’s true—the blame might belong to one person. But if they’re on your team, you have to take ownership.

Instead of assigning blame, focus on fixing the problem at hand. It takes real leadership to take the focus off one individual and choose to move forward for the good of everyone around you.

There’s one particular story that will inspires me to take responsibility no matter what. Read on to learn how even Johnson & Johnson, one of the most visible companies out there, took control when their Tylenol was laced with harmful chemicals. read more

How to Spread Thankfulness

The holiday season is finally here, and I just love it. This is a very special time of the year; it reminds us to be thankful for all that we have, no matter how big or small.

But if you want this feeling to be a large, powerful part of your life, don’t just be thankful in the last quarter of the year. Carry this spirit with you for all 12 months. The older you get, the more you realize how having an attitude of gratitude adds meaning to your life.

Find the motivation to make it a lifestyle right here. read more

3 Ways for Leaders to Be a Calming Force

In times of crisis, your job as a leader is to be a calm strength to others. You’ll likely be surrounded by a wave of different emotions when chaos arrives, and that’s when you have to be at your best.

But sometimes there is truly no crisis at all. Someone might come to you with a problem that can easily be solved, but his or her panicked state might tell another story. Easing their worries and getting things back on track takes dedicated practice.

When situations like these come up, try using these three tips to solve their problems and bring back the calm. read more

How to Build Your Momentum and Finish the Year Strong

It seems like not too long ago, 2016 was just starting and we were setting fresh goals for ourselves. But it’s already Halloween! Looking back on this past year, sometimes it makes you wonder, Where did all the time go?

If you feel like haven’t accomplished all the things you wanted to yet this year, give the last quarter your biggest effort. Wake up hungry, attack the day and finish the year strong so you can go into 2018 with tremendous momentum.

Watch this inspiring video to get going. read more

The 9 People You Need to Be Successful

Every successful person needs strong human connections, and not just the professional kind. There are so many people—nurturers, thinkers, mentors—who can help you get to where you want to be in life.

Over time, I’ve come across nine types of people that have helped shaped the man I am today. It helps to have a few good people on your side, but if you can get all nine of these characters, your support system will grow stronger and stronger.

Keep reading to see if you recognize any of these personalities in your social circle. read more

5 Traits of Naturally Resilient People

Personal challenges can be difficult to handle. We don’t always face them alone, but no matter who’s beside us, we still have to find a way to deal with setbacks. In other words, you’re the one that has to pick up the pieces—and no one else.

When things get tough, be resilient. Have a certain mental strength, and take control of the situation. Don’t let it take control of you.

Try using these five tips to make it happen. read more
“Real leadership is about building other people and shining your light on them, not on yourself.”
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