Live and Lead for Impact with Kirsten E. Ross

EP 175 Shlomo Jesmer - Hope is Closer Than You Think

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwTweUdmukCYQJH9QpqCirg     

 

https://www.instagram.com/shlomojesmer   

 

www.facebook.com/groups/shlomojesmer

 

ClubHouse:  @SchlomoJesmer

 

Shlomo is an aspiring entrepreneur, a relationship and mindset coach, currently getting certified as a holistic life coach. His coaching focuses on helping couples communicate effectively with one another. He is most proud of being a husband and a father to a beautiful boy and girl; he's also a beginner YouTuber.

 

Learn the Delegation Strategies I’ve shared with THOUSANDS and get your team to do what you need! Grab a copy of my EBook, The Six Simple Steps to Great Delegation

DefeatTheDrama.com/DelegationSheet

 

Kirsten Ross Vogel is an author, podcast host and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders 

 

  • defeat team drama 
  • to 4X productivity, 
  • wow their customers 
  • and improve their bottom line 
  • with simple, actionable strategies, systems, communication hacks and mindset shifts.

 

Ready for some individualized help for your leadership challenges?  Grab a spot on my calendar and let’s discuss how I can help you transform your leadership and your team.

DefeattheDrama.com/Call

Direct download: 175_Shlomo_Jesmer_final.mp3
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EP 174 Size DOES Matter – In Hiring






Business growth is GREAT!  It’s what you’ve been working towards.  BUT….with more business comes the need to add team members.  Again, a good challenge to have.  BUT….



Finding and sifting through candidates to get to that perfect hire can feel daunting.  So much can go wrong.  And the stakes are high.  Each new hire is an investment.  There’s the cost of posting and time/money spent on sifting through resumes, interviewing and more. 

 

Once you hire someone you are immediately investing in them.  There’s the time spent to onboard them and start the training process.  This includes the money you are paying them per hour or in salary and the wages you spend on the time for any current employees involved in training or answering their questions.  And, in the mean time you are losing productivity while 

They work to become fully functioning employees.

 

And, if you hire wrong you are back at it again.  Lost momentum, lost investment and POSSIBLY……increased drama along the way.  Employees who struggle to fit in, whether it’s a gap in knowledge or a personality that doesn’t fit the culture, DO NOT ALWAYS GO QUIETLY.

 

Often there is collateral damage of some kind……frustrated team members, customer service issues……

 

All of this means that the hiring process is even more critical to business success!

 

Over many years I’ve seen a hiring snafu occur over and over so let me alert you now.

 

Size Does MATTER!

 

Leading projects, making things happen, getting work done…………can look very different depending on the size of the organization.

 

In a very large organization leading a huge project like a software implementation, for instance, can sometimes mean nothing more than getting updates from a team of implementors or a bevy of Directors that report to you.  As the VP you get credit but…..did you REALLY learn HOW to drive that project?  Did you get your hands in the muck of it?

 

In a smaller organization overseeing a scale project almost always looks very different.  It usually means wearing many hats, getting your hands into the details, prioritizing a wide variety of other important work while adding this huge extra project into your work….IT can mean learning on the fly, working directly with some outsourced pros but generally driving it home by your lonesome.

 

So…..what does this mean………as you interview make sure you are asking the right questions to learn the ACTUAL role the candidate played in those important projects.  

 

Someone moving from a small organization to a larger one may have difficulty delegating or can become bored with just oversight.

 

The flip side….a person moving from a huge organization to your smaller one may not know how to get their hands down in the muck and, while on paper it appears they have top notch knowledge……the actual experience might not be where you need it.  Oversight is way different than getting into the nitty gritty of a project.  A Hands off approach rarely works in a smaller organization.







My name is Kirsten Ross, author, HR Pro and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders who want to make a bigger, bolder impact

  • defeat team drama 
  • 4X productivity, 
  •  And improve their bottom line 
  • with simple, actionable leadership strategies, Courageous Communication BluePrints and mindset shifts.

 

Want to gain your own customized leadership breakthrough?  Apply for your complimentary session here:  DefeatTheDrama.com/Session

Direct download: 174_Size_Does_Matter_in_Hiring.mp3
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EP 173 Willem Gous - Start Today Have Money Tonight Building Careers in Africa 

 

http://www.WillemGous.com

 

According to the world bank it costs on average $30,000 to create ONE job, that is not affordable in Africa. To fix this Willem created a program that brought this cost down to less than $3,000. Today he creates jobs in Africa by helping people build profitable businesses in a matter of weeks.  Willem is an international speaker, trainer and consultant on Innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship.

 

Learn the Delegation Strategies I’ve shared with THOUSANDS and get your team to do what you need! Grab a copy of my EBook, The Six Simple Steps to Great Delegation

DefeatTheDrama.com/DelegationSheet

 

Kirsten Ross Vogel is an author, podcast host and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders 

 

  • defeat team drama 
  • to 4X productivity, 
  • wow their customers 
  • and improve their bottom line 
  • with simple, actionable strategies, systems, communication hacks and mindset shifts.

 

Ready for some individualized help for your leadership challenges?  Grab a spot on my calendar and let’s discuss how I can help you transform your leadership and your team.

DefeattheDrama.com/Call

Direct download: 173_Willem_Gous.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Do you have a tough time starting correction conversations?

 

According to what I hear – it’s most, if not all of you.




Over years I’ve listened as leaders share their frustration about employee performance followed by their excuses….Otherwise known as FEARS, about holding those same employees accountable.

 

The frustrations I hear.  Do any sound familiar?

 

Why can’t they just do their jobs?!?

Why do I even have a team?

So many errors! I’m tired of cleaning up customer service issues!

They’re spending most of their day on the internet!

I try to MODEL appropriate work ethic for them – Why don’t they just follow my lead?

I delegate tasks but they never get done. I just have to do things myself!

Is it REALLY that difficult to show up for work on time?

I tried to implement a new piece of equipment to make life easier but no one will use it!

 

And then the Excuses….that sound like reasons but aren’t…..for why they haven’t had the conversation to correct behavior.

 

I don’t have time

They just get mad

It never works anyway

A real favorite of mine - I don’t want them to quit

I yelled at everyone 2 weeks ago and it made no difference





I believe in leadership in service – it’s a win-win if every employee can be successful.  

A simple way to communicate this that also happens to be a powerful and simple way to ignite a great employee correction conversation are the 3 words

 

HELP ME UNDERSTAND

 

These 3 simple words can begin a conversation that puts you on the side of their success.  

It communicates – “I want you to be successful.  Let’s work together to figure out what needs to change.”

 

A woman just shared her story with me about why she quit her job. The boss’s wife was calling to very aggressively give her personal work to do.  Both the calls and tasks took away time that she needed to do her job.  Her boss did not know this was happening.  He treated her poorly for missing work deadlines.  Now, yes, she could have initiated the conversation and it is what I would have recommended had I spoken with her before she quit.



Learn the Delegation Strategies I’ve shared with THOUSANDS and get your team to do what you need! Grab a copy of my EBook, The Six Simple Steps to Great Delegation

DefeatTheDrama.com/DelegationSheet

 

Kirsten Ross Vogel is an author, podcast host and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders 

 

  • defeat team drama 
  • to 4X productivity, 
  • wow their customers 
  • and improve their bottom line 
  • with simple, actionable strategies, systems, communication hacks and mindset shifts.

 

Ready for some individualized help for your leadership challenges?  Grab a spot on my calendar and let’s discuss how I can help you transform your leadership and your team.

DefeattheDrama.com/Call

Direct download: 172_3_words_to_ignite_employee_correction_conversations.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 1:00am EST

EP 171: Vince De Benedetto - Empowering Employees Everyday 

 

Vince De Benedetto, is an MBA and Founder and CEO of the marketing automation firm - Automated Dreams - in Portland, OR. He helps transformational leaders and businesses scale their positive impact in the world through automation, conversational marketing, and mentors leaders to work smarter not harder.

 

www.automateddreams.com



Learn the Delegation Strategies I’ve shared with THOUSANDS and get your team to do what you need! Grab a copy of my EBook, The Six Simple Steps to Great Delegation

DefeatTheDrama.com/DelegationSheet

 

Kirsten Ross Vogel is an author, podcast host and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders 

 

  • defeat team drama 
  • to 4X productivity, 
  • wow their customers 
  • and improve their bottom line 
  • with simple, actionable strategies, systems, communication hacks and mindset shifts.

 

Ready for some individualized help for your leadership challenges?  Grab a spot on my calendar and let’s discuss how I can help you transform your leadership and your team.

DefeattheDrama.com/Call

Direct download: 171_Vince_De_Benedetto.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 1:00am EST

EP 170 Are You Fixing it for Now Or Fixing it For Good?




Client – in conference room.  Light kept going off.  Motion sensor. Several times during the hour he needed to stand up move away from the table and wave his arms to get it to go back on

 

The Simple Fix For Now……

 

How often are you doing this in your work?  Dealing with the reoccurring issue and jumping to the quickest response vs. stepping back to Fix it for Good.

 

It seems minor – just stand up and wave your arms.  But over the course of weeks, months, years……how much time might this business waste on pausing a meeting, getting sidetracked during an important conversation – possibly losing a train of important thought – relaunching a great discussion

 

How many people have uttered the words “Now, where were we?” in that room.

 

When the simple FOR GOOD FIX is likely to either re-direct the motion sensor, shift the timing of it OR, move the table.

 

The most obvious fix is not necessarily the best.  

 

And we can accommodate small interruptions over and over without acknowledging how the minutes can add up.

 

Where are you re-creating the simple fix for now where you should be looking for the longer term Fix it for Good?



Learn the Delegation Strategies I’ve shared with THOUSANDS and get your team to do what you need! Grab a copy of my EBook, The Six Simple Steps to Great Delegation

DefeatTheDrama.com/DelegationSheet

 

Kirsten Ross Vogel is an author, podcast host and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders 

 

  • defeat team drama 
  • to 4X productivity, 
  • wow their customers 
  • and improve their bottom line 
  • with simple, actionable strategies, systems, communication hacks and mindset shifts.

 

Ready for some individualized help for your leadership challenges?  Grab a spot on my calendar and let’s discuss how I can help you transform your leadership and your team.

DefeattheDrama.com/Call



Direct download: 170_A_simple_Fix_for_Now_or_For_Good.mp3
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169 Mike Swigunski 

 

https://globalcareerbook.com/

 

Mike Swigunski is a #1 bestselling author of Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever. He is a remote job and travel expert that has helped build multiple six, seven, and even eight-figure online businesses while traveling around the world to more than 85+ countries! 



Learn the Delegation Strategies I’ve shared with THOUSANDS and get your team to do what you need! Grab a copy of my EBook, The Six Simple Steps to Great Delegation

DefeatTheDrama.com/DelegationSheet

 

Kirsten Ross Vogel is an author, podcast host and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders 

 

  • defeat team drama 
  • to 4X productivity, 
  • wow their customers 
  • and improve their bottom line 
  • with simple, actionable strategies, systems, communication hacks and mindset shifts.

 

Ready for some individualized help for your leadership challenges?  Grab a spot on my calendar and let’s discuss how I can help you transform your leadership and your team.

DefeattheDrama.com/Call

Direct download: 169_Mike_Swiggunski.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 1:00am EST

EP 168 3 Keys to More Productive Meetings

 

Excited – 

Who here hates meetings?

Help you feel confident and empowered as a leader

 

My name is Kirsten Ross Vogel, author, HR Pro and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders who want to make a bigger, bolder impact

  • defeat team drama 
  • 4X productivity, 
  •  And improve their bottom line 
  • with simple, actionable strategies, systems and mindset shifts.

 

Common Meeting Frustrations

  • Meetings Starting and Ending Late – LOOK AROUND AND CONSIDER THE TIME AND…..MONEY BEING WASTED!
  • People Not Attending or Not Prepared
  • Feeling Like You are Wasting Time
  • Unclear Objective ~ Why Am I Here?
  • Including Unnecessary People in the Meeting – HIGH JACK MTG, IRRELEVANT OR NOT FACT BASED OPINIONS
  • Dealing with Power Struggles and Undefined Roles
  • Texting/Emailing During Meetings!
  • Sidebar Conversations – OR BACKHALL AFTER THE FACT
  • No Follow Through / No Progress



INSTEAD

 

  •  
  • The Meeting Must have at Least 1 Goal
  • A Real Goal – sharing info, discussing, deciding, sharing ideas? –quick updates among team members or departments Not just someone said we should have meetings



  • A Meeting Must have the Key Players – if you need to make decisions but decision makers aren’t available – don’t have the meeting



  • A Series of Meetings Must Create Progress
  • Real Progress – if you decide in the meeting assign next steps – what will happen before the next meeting and who is accountable



Struggling with a Team or Family Business Challenge?  Grab a spot on my calendar.  You’ll get a Business Breakthrough in 15 minutes and we’ll talk next steps.  DefeatTheDrama.com/call

Direct download: 168_3_keys_to_More_Productive_Meetings.mp3
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EP 167 Tara Murphy 

 

Tara is the mother of 2 children with autism and founder of the Parenting Frontier, a non-attorney advocacy which specializes in appropriate education for special education students. 

 

Her legal struggle for her children provides hope and inspiration to many. Despite what others think Tara stands up for what she believes in.  

 

Theparentingfrontier.com  

 

Learn the Delegation Strategies I’ve shared with THOUSANDS and get your team to do what you need! Grab a copy of my EBook, The Six Simple Steps to Great Delegation

DefeatTheDrama.com/DelegationSheet

 

Kirsten Ross Vogel is an author, podcast host and CEO of Focus Forward Coaching where we help leaders 

 

  • defeat team drama 
  • to 4X productivity, 
  • wow their customers 
  • and improve their bottom line 
  • with simple, actionable strategies, systems, communication hacks and mindset shifts.



Ready for some individualized help for your leadership challenges?  Grab a spot on my calendar and let’s discuss how I can help you transform your leadership and your team.

DefeattheDrama.com/Call



Direct download: 167_Tara_Murphy.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 9:58am EST

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