Books!, Leadership, Sales

Maintaining Credibility and Trust

In the Results section of the book, The Speed of Trust, there was some parallelism between what I’ve been learning with Leadership IQ in regards to having employees who get results and live the values of the organization and those that do not. In Leadership IQ, the “live the values” spectrum is based on good… Continue reading Maintaining Credibility and Trust

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Books!, Leadership

Influence and Trust

Following along with my theme of trust for the second half of the year, I watched the Leadership IQ class on Influence and Communication. There was a lot of overlap between this class and the Third Core of Credibility – Capabilities, in The Speed of Trust, by Franklin MR Covey, which also ties into a… Continue reading Influence and Trust

Leadership

Providing Feedback

In the Leadership IQ training, I watched sections on providing feedback and giving performance reviews. I won’t get into the detail of the performance review process, but the overarching theme of both videos was to supply FACTS. This also ties back to the Crucial Conversations training I had and a random podcast episode that I… Continue reading Providing Feedback

Social Media, Status Update

End of Summer Update and a Pivot

Well, it has been one heck of a summer. In May, I had the utmost intentions of dedicating my time to a Facebook beta test buildout using Tableau and seeing it through. Then, in June, our team was hit with a health setback that forced me to align my time and energy elsewhere. In September,… Continue reading End of Summer Update and a Pivot

Books!, Leadership, Status Update

Trust

I'm finding that a theme for the second half of this year is centering around Building Trusting Relationships. Like how Compassion was a theme in the first half of this year (didn't actually write about it, but it's true), I'm finding learning about Trust is coming at me from all angles.  It just struck me… Continue reading Trust

Storytelling

Mutual Cheerleaders: The Porters Were Our Everything

Whenever Troy and I talk to people about our adventure, the story we tell the most is about how amazing the porters were. As descendants of the ancient Incan culture, these Andean Indians, who spoke mostly Quechua and some Spanish, were our life support along the Incan Trail. They all had the standard blue uniforms,… Continue reading Mutual Cheerleaders: The Porters Were Our Everything