Who’s Currently Mentoring You?

Michael K Career Development, Leadership, Personal Development, Productivity, Spirituality 1 Comment

Often, one of the biggest differences separating those who dream of success and those who actually achieve it is mentoring. Today, I want to introduce you to a few of the ongoing sources of mentorship currently in my life.  While this isn’t an exhaustive list, I’ve tried to capture (in no particular order) a list of eight and each related area of mentorship. Also, I’ve included some sample content for you to check out when you get a chance. Be sure to explore additional content from those listed beyond what …

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Six Steps To Delegating Effectively

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“If you want something done right, do it yourself.” It’s a phrase we’ve all heard before. On occasion, we may have internally thought it ourselves. The truth is there indeed will be times when you are truly the best person to accomplish a particular task. However, embracing this mindset long term is a sure fire way to create bottlenecks and produce burnout. You must realize that there is a direct correlation between the amount of burnout you experience and your level of leadership! Burnout is your body’s method of alerting …

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Why Not You?

Michael K Leadership, Personal Development 7 Comments

You’ve probably never heard of Brock Osweiler. A 6’8” quarterback out of Arizona State, Osweiler was drafted by the Denver Broncos with the 57th pick in the 2012 NFL draft. However, it’s possible you may have heard the name of the guy drafted 18 spots below him… RUSSELL WILSON Wilson is the starting quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks—winners of the 2014 NFL Super Bowl championship. Throughout most of his life, Wilson has had his share of doubters. Standing at a height of only 5’11”, many pro scouts predicted heading into …

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The Importance & Priority of Family

Michael K Leadership, Personal Development, Productivity 33 Comments

The principle behind today’s post is simple to understand and read yet can often be very challenging for many leaders to consistently practice and maintain. It’s found in the following quote: “No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?” – Elbert Hubbard In life, there are countless accomplishments you will undoubtedly achieve throughout your career—events you successfully oversaw, projects you successfully completed, reports you successfully created, etc. However, …

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3 Reasons Why Your Team Member May Be Underperforming

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As a leader, at some time or another, you will face a situation where an individual on your team is performing below supervisory expectations. What should you do when there is a gap between the level of performance that you expect and what is actually being produced? As a starting point, examine the set of metrics you are using to evaluate the individual’s performance. Are the metrics designed correctly? Are you measuring what ultimately matters? Assuming that you are indeed using the proper set of performance evaluation metrics, there are …

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