The market is always moving, but in 2020 we have the rare opportunity to make decisions to shift now. Every leader must do these 6 things in order to shift with the changing market. The leaders that do shift, end up with more market share and are in a better position for growth in the future.
Welcome to the wilderness. A time when circumstances seem to be opposed to our “life plan.” A time when God feels distant or silent. God uses this wilderness period to refine us like precious metal and to prepare us for our calling, a calling to be Kings and Queens.
Going from starting a business to becoming a missional business isn’t easy. It’s not dissimilar to the same process many describe for the journey of life. For many, this is just the story of their life, one that strives for success. However, a few individuals go from success to significance. How does a business do this?
We face challenges or puzzles in each season of our life. Often the solution to move forward in this season isn’t going to be the solution that worked last time. However, it might be something that you earned from the last season that helps you solve this problem. Each puzzle builds experience for the next one. The constant challenge and pressure of the game keep us focused on the solution.
Prioritization is more like making a covenant with yourself rather than a commitment or contract. Meaning, it’s unbreakable, there is no negotiation. There aren’t moments where it’s okay to deviate from the plan. Priorities are something that should ORDER your life and ultimately make your life choices easier. So what does that look like?
If you do the research on successful leadership traits might be surprised that these 4 leadership traits are essential to every leader and yet don’t seem to be immediately present in our elected officials.
The power of congruency aka consistency is extremely fascinating. Let’s find out how the power of consistency is the force behind goal achievement and why this superpower might be hindering your leadership and life.
Every person has an inner circle around them. The success of their life often is the result of those closest to you. John Maxwell, calls this the “Law of the Inner Circle.” In his book, the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership he says the Law of the Inner Circle is – “A leader’s potential is determined by those closest to him or her.” One key to your success isn’t a leadership characteristic, it’s actually your relationships.
Every organization I interact with wants more leaders on their team. However, even the best companies only have short term training. Leadership development is an integral and intentional part of any missional business and it starts at the top.
Most business owners I know get to a point where they ask themselves, “is this it?” They long for more purpose in their business. In order to satisfy this feeling and take a business from successful to significant, you need missional alignment. However, that’s not easy.
As much as we’d like to think these personality tests help us and allow us to build a more cohesive team they are in fact setting us up for failure. It’s as if instead of building a bridge of trust paved with understanding with these tests, we’re actually strapping some C4 to the foundation of that bridge.
When I talk about a missional business, I’m not talking about a Christian business, non-profit or missionary work. I’m talking about a business that wants to go from good to great. A business that wants to grow from success to significance. Businesses that impact their employees, their customers and their community for the good usually have these essential elements nailed down.
I have a friend that says, “Networking is the key to life.” I’d have to agree. Some might shy away of being intentional with networking due the time it takes to see it pay off. Today we talk about how to get the most out of networking, by connecting on purpose.
Recently one of my children lied. Like an enemy combatant under interrogation, my child played this game of “how little can I give up.” If you’ve ever caught a child in a lie, you know it’s very obvious. I tried everything short of waterboarding and my child was not budging (the CIA would be proud). It was this exchange that made me think of poop.