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Unlock Your Passion to Maintain Your Company’s Culture

Leaders all around the world are planning and organizing around the new work environment now that restrictions are being lifted.

Some companies will go “back” and only a subset of the employees will physically retake their places at the office. For those who do go “back,” they will be spaced across floors, moved to offices, or will report from new locations.

Leaders are all asking the same question:

How do we maintain the culture we had pre-COVID-19?

Learn how to unlock your passion as a leader to maintain your company’s culture.

4 Things Leaders Need to Focus on to be More Effective

It’s the beginning of June, and we’ve officially made it through almost three months of this Coronavirus Pandemic. People are slowly beginning to head back to work as things begin to go back to normal. But are we going back? Some of you aren’t physically heading back to work and the question we want to ask is do we want to go back to normal?

The “normal” that we were living frankly wasn’t very good. We’re never going to have pre-COVID times days work like we did. It was great, we had fun, some of us didn’t. But that time is gone. We now have transformed to this world of work where, for the most part, we’re not going to be sitting in the same room. For the majority of us, we’re going to be separated by distance.

We’re not going back, we’re never going back, but we are going better.

What I want to look at is what is our role as leaders in making this time better.

Leaders can become more effective as they head back to work through these topics.

Leaders must focus on 4 P’s for effective leadership; passion, planning, personal philosophy, and personal connection.

SHIFTING WITH COVID-19

SHIFTING TRADITIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT What has occurred at the Simon Leadership Alliance because of this crisis shifting with the COVID-19 crisis is changes developing and delivering our programs. Usually in leadership development programs, the senior leaders attend one track, and the junior leaders attend a separate track. This year, we’re leading a two-track one year…
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How to Gain More Control

Is the COVID-19 crisis overwhelming you with the feeling that you’ve lost control? Right now, the thing we want most is control. We want control over our work, over our responses, and frankly to move about like we used to.
Before this crisis, I “thought” I was in control when it turns out, I actually wasn’t. I’m going to share with you my story about how I “thought” I was in control, and give you a road map that I’ve used since the beginning of this crisis to help get more control over your life.

2020 was going to be the best year of my life. And, I worked it Baby! I worked it like crazy. As a matter of fact, I worked it so hard, I started to feel sick. Then I discovered that I have a hyperthyroid.
What I had realized was that before I got sick, I “thought” I was in control, when actually I wasn’t. The truth is, I had zero control over my life.
With the help of my coach, I created a plan to get more control, and I’m going to share this with you. This plan begins by asking WHY you want to get in control in the first place and then diving deep into my 3 R process. RE-flect, RE-define, and RE-new.

Use this Quarantine to Run Your Personal Leadership Retreat

Times are crazy now and people are searching for things do to while they are at home. Many people have found themselves with extra time on their hands. Time to Netflix binge, time to be with the kids, time to take walks and think about how they want their life to be post-COVID 19.   Why…
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How to Focus on Purpose Through Chaos

What’s currently occurring right now with COVID-19 is chaos. Although the situation to the Coronavirus is new to leaders right now, the one thing that isn’t new, is learning how to lead through chaos. Learn about a unique speech in history that leaders can learn from right now as they have conversations with their team.

If You're Afraid To Seek Feedback Remember These 3 Things

Afraid to Seek Feedback? Remember 3 Tips

Most of us are afraid to seek feedback. We all want to reach success but we need to remember three things to overcome the fear of asking for feedback.

How to Share Your 21-Day Feedback on Instagram

How to share your 21-Day Feedback on Instagram Stories

Are you doing the 21-Day Fast Feedback Challenge? Learn how to use our templates to post on Instagram every day.

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How to Share Your 21-Day Feedback on Facebook

Learn how to share your Fast Feedback on for our 21-Day Fast Feedback Challenge here with our step-by-step Facebook Guide to posting on your news feed and on your stories.

The Value of Receiving Feedback

What’s the value of receiving feedback? Feedback is priceless. My life was changed when it was about five years ago when I got the best feedback sitting in a lecture, the facilitator said, “Mitch, you don’t listen.”

You don’t listen. Three words. The best feedback I ever got in my entire life encapsulated into three words.

Now what was great about that was I was listening.

Those three words really changed my future.

Those words really changed my ability to not only listen but also to see the mistakes I had made; to see what I was doing and what I wasn’t doing that could have changed everything.

The people in your life are holding the keys to your future success in life.

Feedback is a gift. When you begin seeking and receiving feedback from others for the sake of becoming a better human being, you are getting THE MOST VALUE as a leader.

Getting truly honest, transparent feedback from the people we love is priceless. It allows us to increase our own levels of self-awareness and identify areas for growth and begin to step into bigger versions of ourselves. That’s what leadership is all about.

What to Talk About at a Leadership Retreat

As I was filming a video about why things always get in the way of what we care about, I got kicked out of the lobby of the Omni San Diego hotel. After 17 years as an executive coach, I’ve had a lot of practice on what to talk about at a leadership retreat. I like to focus on three deep questions that help leaders and teams strengthen their personal identity.

What do you care about?
Do you own it?
What’s stopping you?

These questions might seem odd at first, but just as Jennifer Potter agrees in her recent HBR Article, sometimes you have to go slow to go fast. Most teams want to just dive right into planning for the next quarter or year or discuss goals, but without strong self-awareness and a sense of identity around what you care about, no one will follow you. Learn more about why I ask these questions at leadership retreats. A bonus question is one I experienced recently while I was volunteering which is, what is relevant to you? Deep questions create a strong identity to strengthen teams.

How to Fail in 2020

How do you fail in 2020? When you learn how to fail in 2020, you might just figure out how NOT to fail in 2020 too. Either choice is yours, but if you want to make 2020 the best year of your life, than we have a great free vision plan for you to make this the best year of your life.

How Leaders Show Their Teams Appreciation | Give the gift of appreciation this season | Simon Leadership Alliance | San Diego CA

How Leaders Show Appreciation To Their Teams

‘Tis the season for Appreciation. O.C. Tanner, shared some research last year in their 10-year, 200,000 person study that focused on employee engagement, retention and results that shared some strikingly sad facts on Appreciation. As leaders, we sometimes miss the depths that the role appreciation really has in the workplace. In this study, 79% of people in the United States leave their jobs because they don’t feel appreciated. In fact, they found that 69% of North Americans surveyed don’t even hear one word of recognition during an entire year at work, that is just crazy. In this video/blog, learn the distinction between appreciation and recognition, how to share appreciation with people on your team, and my example of how I appreciate a person on my team.

How to Brand Your Conscious Capital Company

How to brand your conscious capital company through story using transparency, authenticity and vulnerability. A panel from Conscious Capitalism San Diego.

WHY YOU DON'T SHARE YOUR DREAMS Simon Leadership San Diego CA

Why You Don’t Share Your Dreams & What You Need to Remember

You are hiding, you don’t share your dreams for good reasons. Sharing our biggest life dreams makes us vulnerable, but here are 6 reasons why you don’t share your dream and what you need to remember to create the courage you need to share it! Sharing your dream is the first step.

FreshBiz Team Building Event Featuring Kaiser Permanente

shBiz is a one-hour board game that teaches the entrepreneurial mindset, innovation, and high-level collaboration. It’s great for team building events, sales retreats, executive retreats, and strategy retreats. We are proud to be the only FreshBiz facilitator in Southern California and would love to talk about the opportunities it could provide your team

Team Building Events San Diego: The Person Who Changed Your Life

The Person Who Changed Your Life: Team Building Workshop

Let us take you through an experience with your team where you all share about the experience you’ve had with a person who’s changed your life!

Leadership Hacks from Today's Thought Leaders

Leadership Hacks from The Art of Leadership San Diego Conference

You’ve probably watched videos about “cooking hacks” and “life hacks” but, have you ever heard of Leadership Hacks? Let’s talk about hacking for a moment. In technology, hackers are the most powerful person in a network. Hackers find the vulnerable spot, make a quick change without trying to change the whole network and leave silently.…
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Practice Assertive Leadership Through Improv

Improv is taught by leading executive training companies because it gives leaders the skills they need today. Learn about how improv teaches assertive leadership

Brain tools The free app your team needs for more innovative thinking

Brain Tools: A Free App Your Team Needs For More Innovative Thinking

Are you looking for free tools to use at work to help your team? Leaders, managers and executives alike can benefit from this free app that helps your team come up with more creative and innovative ideas.