Posts with the category “lead-with-grit”

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The Wrong Way to be Generous
July 2nd, 2018
Generosity doesn’t happen naturally. Toddlers don’t want to give their things away. We all naturally want to hold on to what is ours - whether it’s money, time, or our favorite shoes or other material...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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3 Steps to Stop People from Taking Advantage of Your Generosity
June 19th, 2018
Many of the leaders I’ve worked with have expressed that when they give, people take advantage of their generosity. “I give extra time to a project and the CFO expects more.”“I allow more flexibility ...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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How to Balance Grit and Generosity
June 12th, 2018
With so much talk about grit, the question begs - how do we balance being gritty while being generous? These two characteristics can be polar opposites. It takes focus and energy to persevere, follow ...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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The Monumental Truth about Respect in the Workplace
June 6th, 2018
Over the last few weeks, we've written about our relationships with with our co-workers and with ourselves. We’ve learned that respect isn’t subject to job title or wage earned. The integrity of our a...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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How to Show Respect and Get Respect at Work
May 30th, 2018
Sherry is the owner of a small company that recently acquired another company. Sherry and the previous owner, George, planned a company-wide meeting to formally transition their companies.Sherry showe...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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5 Ways to Be Selfish But Consider Others
May 22nd, 2018
I remember messages from my step mother like “get your nose out of that book and stop being so selfish” and “It’s not all about you” and “stop feeling sorry for yourself.”  It seemed we were chastised...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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How to Gain Respect
May 9th, 2018
We earn respect through our actions. We can’t force it, and we can’t demand it.Respect starts inside - respecting ourselves first. That’s why we begin the GRIT® (Generosity, Respect, Integrity and Tru...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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How to Build Trust with Integrity in the Workplace
April 30th, 2018
One of the most important elements in the workplace is trust. And we all know it typically takes a lot longer to build trust than it does to lose it!In last week’s blog we talked about how trust creat...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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4 Simple Steps for Managers to Gain Trust in Their People
April 24th, 2018
Suzanne was known for running around the office with her hands in everything. People were irritated by it. Her boss was entirely frustrated with it. Suzanne would say she was making connections and he...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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How to Stay Focused Using the Triangle of Intent
April 18th, 2018
At a conference last week one of the speakers drove the message home that the most focused entrepreneur will win the day. I believe that to be true about any role – a leader, a parent, a musician. The...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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What Most Successful People Know About Aligning With Their Truth
April 3rd, 2018
It’s not easy to stay aligned to your priorities. You start the day out right with a list of your top 3 to 5 priorities, you might even schedule them i nto your calendar, and then WHAM- something come...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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How to Find Your Truth
March 27th, 2018
Too often, we’re sabotaging ourselves, choosing the wrong partner, the wrong workplace, the wrong food… wondering why we’re sick, why we’re not satisfied with our lives, and why some of us are quite m...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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How to Prevent Ego from Interfering with Your Truth
March 20th, 2018
Our expressed self may not always be aligned with our true self, or our Truth as we refer to it in the GRIT® model. Sometimes our ego may feel an unnecessary need to protect us, and that’s typically w...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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How to Discover the Origin of Your Truth
March 13th, 2018
You can probably remember when you were young, you were constantly told what you should and shouldn’t believe by your parents, teachers, and other role models. Most of us didn’t question it, and if we...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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How to Communicate with GRIT
March 6th, 2018
Working with managers and executives throughout the years and in my own personal experiences, the one thing I’ve noticed that we all have control over, is the one thing that we seem to mess up the mos...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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The Perfect Solution to Stop People from Pushing Your Buttons
February 22nd, 2018
We promised to get back to you this week on something mentioned in last week’s blog.We said if you are friendly and express love and gratitude, you’ll most likely receive the same.(It was in the conte...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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Focus, Motivation and Discipline Oh My!
January 16th, 2018
​We’re not all naturally self-motivated. And even the people who are self-motivated, are not that way all the time. (Netflix binge, anyone?) So when we’re in that “I just don’t want to!!” slump, we’ve...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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What Is a Leader's Role in Creating a High Functioning Team?
December 18th, 2017
​That famous acronym - Together Everyone Achieves More - is not always true, as anyone who’s been a part of a dysfunctional team can attest. It requires attention and regular maintenance to function p...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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How to Influence Other Peoples Perceptions
October 24th, 2017
​It’s hard enough to change our behaviors, but even when we change them, people often still see us the way we used to be. Have you ever tried to change something in your life only to find people remin...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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Discover What is REALLY Holding You Back from Moving Up in Management
October 17th, 2017
​From the time I started working at 18 years old in a restaurant, I was constantly looking at how I could move up; my first promotion was to assistant manager. Sure it was for more money, but deeper a...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink
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Strong Leaders Have a Strong EQ - Do You?
September 5th, 2017
​Emotional intelligence, or EQ, has a direct and positive impact on employee engagement. In the last 10 years, employee engagement levels have remained static, even though companies throw millions of...  Read More
by Laurie Sudbrink