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What are you doing differently today in your small business?

Photo by Lennart Huizing

Photo by Lennart Huizing

A funny thing is happening at some of the networking events I’ve attended recently. Many of the stock brokers and real estate agents are complaining about the market (one realtor even said she was bored). Every time I tell them that I don’t get it, they look at me like I’ve lost my mind.

Is Performance Management Killing Performance?

“Goals without a vision are just a task list.”  ~ Ken Abrams, Top Coach Consulting

We set goals to take us somewhere greater, and without that strategic plan, we’re just chasing after to do’s on the road to nowhere.

Photo by Terry Shuck

Photo by Terry Shuck

Why Goal Setting is a Waste of Time

SMART goals.  Set goals to be successful.  New Year’s Resolution’s don’t work, set goals.  You can’t make progress without goals.  Sound familiar?

You’d think that as a coach, I’d be all over this goal-setting business.  You’ve heard about goal setting all your life, haven’t you?  Parents, teachers, and self-help gurus will all tell you that you need goals.  People with goals are more successful, right?

Not entirely.  There are a couple of challenges with the way most people set goals.

Assuming Your Team is Executing Your Plan?

Most of my prospective clients answer yes to this question.  And, when I ask them “Based on what evidence?” or “How do you know?” I usually get a vague answer referring to some quarterly all-hands meeting (or worse yet, the yearly one).  Business owners and Executives:  If you aren’t keeping your vision and goals at the forefront every day, neither is your staff.  It is too easy to be caught up in the day-to-day happenings and emergencies to keep the eye on the prize that was mentioned fleetingly in a powerpoint presentation delivered months ago.

Living Leadership That Connects Vision & Values with Passion and Purpose

Welcome to our community.

We founded this place to create a connected community of life leaders:  successful people who understand or want to understand how they can bring their best selves to their passion and purpose.  We find these leaders everywhere – in the obvious places like corporations, small businesses, in public service and as organizers.  We find them in the less obvious places such as at home, in neighborhoods, and in our friendships.  We believe that most everyone has it in them to be a leader and that great leadership is what is required to fulfill potential and to realize one’s calling.

We define a leader as someone who guides others to be and do their personal and professional best to create a better future.  Being a leader is who that person is, not simply what they do.  This is why the business leader and the life leader are synonymous with success.  We all have opportunities to create a better future when we recognize those opportunities and accept them.  The keys are to develop ourselves into strong, attractive forces for positive change and to bring that “who” to each opportunity.

Our intention at Vivid Epiphany is to use coaching for results to build a community of life and business leaders who create thriving environments where people can use their talents to contribute something significant to a purpose they’re passionate about.  We’re looking for people who want to put their values into action.  We believe that when people bring the best in themselves to what they do every day that they and their communities will achieve greatness.

You are the leader you’ve been waiting for.  Will you accept the role?  Please let us know with your comments.

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