Live and Lead for Impact with Kirsten E. Ross

EP 231 Julie Bartkus - Rise Up to the Challenge!

JulieBartkus.com

Julie Bartkus is the leading authority on workplace transformation. Over the past 20 years, she has helped leaders across the globe transform their workplace culture from negative and destructive to happy and productive. Her approach is a holistic one as her clients know that a personal transformation is required to achieve a total team transformation.

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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

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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.

 

Direct download: 231_julie.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 1:00am EST

EP 229 Amy Lynn Durham - Spiritual Intelligence and Culture

Create Magic At Work™

https://createmagicatwork.net/

Amy Lynn Durham is the founder of Create Magic At Work™ and an international authority on improving workplace culture so employees and teams have better results with less drama and stress.

In addition Amy is:

A U.C. Berkeley Certified Executive Coach

Certified to coach in the 21 skills associated with Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) using the SQ21 Assessment. 

A Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner  

Amy loves to share tips and tools to help leaders put their ego aside and gain higher productivity with less stress in the workplace.

Connect with Amy!

https://www.linkedin.com/in/amylynndurham/ https://www.instagram.com/createmagicatwork https://twitter.com/durham_amy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnEm4h3fUgaq8qgvZpz6dGg/videos

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.

Direct download: 229_Amy_Lynn_Durham.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Ever find it challenging to share project updates in Leadership Team Meetings or feel uncertain about who has decision-making authority during discussions? GOOD NEWS! This is a common cause of friction w/ many of my clients and the solution is simple!  

HERE IT IS: Be clear about objectives and roles before you initiate a conversation.  

Here are 3 common discussion types that really help you clarify your objectives and are simple to share with the team. Adopt them and create titles for each type that fit the culture of your team.

1. I'm sharing this information as an...  

FYI - Clarifying Questions = Yes, Weighing in with Suggestions that Dramatically Shift = No, Sharing means I get to help decide = No 2.  

I'm sharing this to get feedback, insights, suggestions, ideas, perspectives, support in implementation - I Retain Full Decision-Making Authority. All of the Above = Yes, Grabbing Decision Making Authority by weighing in = No 3.  

I'm Sharing this so we can discuss, collaborate and decide as a full team or specified subset - INFORMED ideas, opinions, feedback, suggestions all shared IN the meeting (No Back Hall Commentary/Politicking after the fact) Assure that key decision-makers are present to hear and participate in the full discussion. These simple tweaks have helped many of my clients. I hope they are useful for you! Have clarifying questions around these tips or something to share? Feel free to comment! If I can be of further service, reach out :) 

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Direct download: 228.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

EP 227 Vikrant Shaurya

Bestsellingbook.com

Vikrant is the CEO & Founder of BestsellingBook.com,  #1 Bestselling Author, sought-after Book Launch Manager, and an internationally recognized Digital Publishing Expert.

He has helped thousands of entrepreneurs and first-time authors actualize their dreams by joining them in their self-publishing journeys through his courses, coaching, and done-for-you services.

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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.

Direct download: 227_Vikrant_Shaurya.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 1:00am EST

226 The Work of One Preparing for Conversations & Choices in Your Family Business

I Help Build Your High Performing Team and Make Your Bigger Bolder Impact

Get What You Need from Your Team – Even if they’re family

Important first step – family businesses can struggle with feelings of obligation or entitlement between the Now Gen and Next Gen

Often assumptions are what drive the path of the Next Gen into the business.

I’ve seen it so many times.  A Next Gen feeling the weight of responsibility to run the business, generate profits that will support the employees, family members and Now Gen through retirement.

Often, underneath is a lack of confidence and an uncertainty about desire.

Most often family members fear and worry about what might be a difficult conversation. They have assumptions about how the conversation will go and the reactions of close family members.  

It is especially difficult to have the tenacity required to initiate what might be a tough conversation if we aren’t clear about what we’re asking for.

When I begin working with a client who has not engaged in self-discovery there is usually knowledge about what they don’t want  - Often – I don’t want what is – but no clear idea about what they do want.

And….they usually have not identified the key reasons WHY they don’t want the current circumstance.

Is it fear, lack of confidence, staying silent rather than speaking up, how they are being treated currently……

The list goes on.

Ideally, each family member will take time to clarify what he or she desires from the business.  If they current circumstance is not what is desired learn why – all of this will help drive the conversation and path.

EXAMPLE – 2nd Gen – 30’s – Lacked Confidence – felt she didn’t want to be a leader or couldn’t be good at it.

Not interested in running the family business

No Creative Exploration – She saw only 2 paths – run the business – exit the business

Self Exploration =Loved CFO work.  Did not want to run the business – Was a good leader – just needed to build her skills – 

End result – CFO – hire a President – Build Leadership Skills

 

The Take Away Lessons from this example:

 

First Explore Why You don’t Want to go Down the Current Path

 

  • Lack confidence
  • Lack knowledge or experience
  • Feel unheard
  • Feel powerless
  • Feel lack of life balance
  • Building resentments
  • Things feel unfair
  • Unrealistic Expectations – you or others.

 

Create a Clear Path – to a new possibility – Identify in Detail

  • Future Desires
  • Strengths
  • Passions
  • How Do You Want to Spend Your Time?
  • Where Do You Want to Live?
  • What Do You Want?
  • What Do You Need?

Get Creative

  • Now that You’re Clear About What You Want – How Can You Get There
  • Time to Get Creative

Creative Exploration

  • Explore New Paths 
  • Consider Alternate Options
  • Identify New Possibilities
  • What If……….
  • Could it Be…………

 

Direct download: 226.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 1:00am EST

What do you do when you’ve achieved your goals yet you still don’t feel happy? Well, even though Rebecca Morrison was a happily married mom and lawyer with a two-decade career in BigLaw and Finance, she felt something was missing. That feeling led her on a quest to figure out whether it was possible to be both successful and happy. Now a Happiness Coach and Author of The Happiness Recipe: A Powerful Guide Living What matters, Rebecca helps high achievers live happier, lead happier and build happy businesses.

Untangle Happiness

www.instagram.com/the.butterfly.society; www.linkedin.com/in/beckymorrisonbfs

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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.

 

Direct download: 225_Rebecca_Morrison.mp3
Category:leadership -- posted at: 1:00am EST

EP 224 Are Your Truths Assumptions or Facts in Your Family Business? 

Families in Business have a shared history unlike co-workers in a non-family business.   

The connection to the business 

What Do You Assume to Be True about the Business Now?  

  • Who Does the Work of the Business? 
  • Who Makes Decisions for the Business? 
  • Who Owns the Business? 
  • Who Benefits Financially from the Business? 

How Do You Know? 

  • Have these Truths Been Discussed, Decided & Documented  
  • OR - Are They Assumed? 

Challenging Your ”Truths” 

  • Are These Truths the Only Possibility? 
  • Have Options Been Discussed & Explored?  
  • What Do You Assume to Be True about the Business FUTURE? 
  • Who Does the Work of the Business? 
  • Who Makes Decisions for the Business 
  • Who Owns the Business 
  • Who Benefits Financially? 

How Do You Know? 

  • Have these Truths Been Discussed, Decided & Documented  
  • OR - Are They Assumed? 

Challenging Your ”Truths” 

  • Are These Truths the Only Possibility? 
  • Have Options Been Discussed & Explored?   

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