Thursday, June 25

To Be A Leader, Be An Infinite Learner

~ Learn through engagement with others – observe, listen, and ask deeper questions
~ Learn through study – take a class, research, read
~ Learn through experience – do things and try more
~ Learn through awareness – pray, meditate
~ Learn intriguing stuff, have interesting experiences, and share what you know. Make an impact!

What will you do today and tomorrow to be an infinite learner with a compelling life story?

From Beth Tabak of Starting Now Coaching.

To lead is to serve,
Coach Carolyn

Wednesday, June 10

How's Your Attitude?

"All mankind's inner feelings eventually manifest themselves as an outer reality." ~ Stuart Wilde

In The Winning Attitude, Dr. John Maxwell defines an attitude as an inward feeling expressed by your behavior. He goes on to say that in changing your attitude, you have to realize that the choice is within you.

Your attitude is your choice. Just think, how likely are you to remain in the company of someone who has a bad attitude? Not very long, I would guess. So, again, the choice is yours. Bad attitudes results in lots of lonely moments. Not a great thing if you are a leader. You will find that though you are leading, no one is following.

“We are more likely to act ourselves into a feeling than feel ourselves into action.” ~ Jerome Brunner, Harvard Psychologist

To lead is to serve,
Coach Carolyn

Thursday, June 4

We Teach Others How to Treat Us

“We have seen that our accusations give those we accuse good reason to do the very thing we are blaming them for. This fact has a most astounding implication: Generally speaking, we share responsibility for the way we are treated. If we want to know what impact we are having on others, we need only to examine their responses to us. I am not speaking about the treatment we receive from someone who appears in our life suddenly, out of the blue, like a criminal burglarizing our house or a tyrant who devastates our lives by oppressive edicts and armed force. I am talking about the treatment we get from people we live or work with day to day. In general, the more closely we are involved with someone, the more the principle applies.”

“To see ourselves, we need only to look at others’ reactions to us.”

A bit of wisdom from Bonds That Make Us Free by the Arbinger Institute.

To lead is to serve,
Coach Carolyn