Leaders and managers hold a unique position of authority in business. When they’re on the right track, they have the ability to make things significantly better. But when not, they can make things infinitely worse.

And fundamental to it all, is how we think. Because if we’re thinking the wrong things – or thinking about the right things in the wrong ways – our results can’t help but be substandard.

Take a close and honest look: As a leader of others, how many of these counterproductive thoughts are you – or the managers in your charge – guilty of?

  • Are you thinking that your job is sometimes too difficult to manage?
  • Are you thinking up excuses for avoiding difficult conversations?
  • Are you thinking about how hard it is to work with others?
  • Are you thinking you just don’t know what you’re supposed to be doing?

So How DO You Think About Leadership?

If any of the above resonated for you, then it’s time to change how you’re thinking so you can improve how you lead.

Because if you don’t, others in your organization will soon start modeling your counterproductive thinking – if they haven’t already – and the tasks that they once found ‘easy’ to accomplish will soon seem too difficult. And the assignments they used to think were ‘challenging, but doable’ will soon become near-impossible.

And that type of thinking can only lead to one thing for them, and you:

Failure.

Unmitigated, unavoidable failure.

But with the proper guidance and perspective – the proper coaching and mentoring – leaders can not only learn to avoid these pitfalls, they can start engaging with themselves, and those they work with and for, in increasingly powerful and productive ways.

They key, of course, is recognizing that in order to change how you lead, you have to change how you think about leadership.

That’s where LeadershipTraction comes in.

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
– Bill Gates
We cannot solve our problems with the same same thinking we used when we created them.
– Albert Einstein

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
– John Maynard Keynes

People Are Counting On You, You Know

When leaders shift HOW they think – about leadership, in general, and their specific roles and responsibilities, in particular – good things start to happen across up, down, across, and within the full 360° of their Spheres-of-Influence.

People start to recognize you as a valued resource, capable of moving things meaningfully forward in powerful and productive ways – and they tend to respond, in kind.

LeadershipTraction helps leaders with this:

Irrefutable evidence of how LeadershipTraction helps leaders grow
  • Are you struggling more than you want to?
  • Do you feel like you have too much going on?
  • Are you constantly waiting for others before you can proceed?
  • Are you stuck in too many meetings?
  • Is working from home becoming increasingly stressful?
  • Are you feeling that there’s never enough time?

Don’t worry. With LeadershipTraction’s help, you can be the role-model you always hoped to be. You can show everyone you work with how to shift their thinking:

  • From “I can’t!” to “How can I?”
  • From “I don’t know how!” to “Let’s figure this out!”
  • From “It’s just too hard!” to “I’m ready for this particular challenge!”
  • From “I’m so overwhelmed!” to “I’m confident I can weather the storm!”
  • From “I keep spinning my wheels!” to “How can I create some real traction?”
  • From “I’m not good enough!” to “I refuse to let this be a referendum on my self-worth!”

You can show them how to think more clearly, collaborate more freely, take full responsibility for their decisions, and create a more positive and lasting business impact – more quickly and easily than they might, otherwise. That’s what LEADERS do. That’s what YOU need (and want) to do MORE of yes?!

Creating a more POWERFUL INFLUENCE and POSITIVE IMPACT is a learnable skill. Becoming a boss that people actually WANT to work for, is too.

It starts with changing how you think about how you lead.

How You Think Is How You Lead!
– Barry Zweibel

Who Do You Let Challenge Your Thinking?

Sure, you’re good at challenging OTHER people’s thinking, but who challenges YOURS?

Who do you TRUST enough to have the conversations you know you NEED to have – you know, the ones about your FEARS, UNCERTAINTIES, and DOUBTS – those private worries and concerns that keep cropping up?

The most successful leaders have someone they can rely on to be that kind of OBJECTIVE ADVOCATE. Someone who’s caring and capable enough to provide you with their complete and undivided attention…whenever you need it. Someone who respects your privacy and discretion. Someone who is unquestionably supportive, non-judgmental, and non-retributive. Someone who’s formally and thoroughly trained to help smart, capable people, such as yourself, to pause, reflect, and respond, with greater confidence, ease, and resolve.

Who IS that person for you?

  • Your boss?
    • Not that s/he has the time or inclination, right?!
  • A favorite direct report?
    • You already know you really shouldn’t be sharing this kind of privileged and private information with them, yes?!
  • One of your peers?
    • Surely fine people, but how much more insight or perspective are they likely to have than you?
  • Your spouse or significant other?
    • Likely Number One on your ‘go-to’ list, but how exhausting (not to mention unsettling) it must be to hear you fret so, night after night, true?
  • A friend or family-member?
    • Or have you started noticing how often they tend to shift the conversation back to themselves and their own issues?!
  • Yourself?
    • And how’s THAT been working for you?!

Clearly, not everyone is up to the task.

Let’s Have THAT Conversation

Working with a professional coach – particularly a fully-trained, experienced, and MCC master certified coach like Barry Zweibel – is all about helping you THINK, FEEL, and LEAD more like the LEADER you really want to be.

Barry specifically designed his coaching conversations to help you separate the signal from the noise – to get clear from your muddled thinking – so you can carve out and clarify what’s MOST CRUCIAL FOR YOU to ensure that your goals and objectives can be adequately met, moving forward. His confidential, candid, and surprisingly-engaging explorations might be just what you need to get back to your ‘better’ self and enjoy consistently greater CONFIDENCE, CLARITY, PERSPECTIVE, AND EASE.

Is it time? Are you ready?

It only takes a simple, no-strings-attached, preliminary conversation to find out. With so much at stake, why wait?!

A year from now you may wish you had started today.
– Karen Lamb

Learn to pause… or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.
– Doug King
If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.
– Anita Roddick

Personalized Leadership Coaching and Mentoring with Barry Zweibel

But does it really work? Does engaging with a trusted coach and mentor like Barry Zweibel actually have the impact intended?

During the last twenty years, BARRY ZWEIBEL has become a consistently RELIABLE RESOURCE for organizations, leaders, leaders of leaders, and HR/OD professionals to engage with, stay with, and reengage with, over time.

Why? Because of one simple, irrevocable truth:

Barry engages leaders in DEEPLY-MEANINGFUL, PERSONALLY-RELEVANT, AND FULLY-RESPECTFUL CONVERSATIONS about how leaders think – and how best to span the gap between the outcomes they want…and the outcomes likely to result if they don’t change their thinking.

Just read some of LeadershipTraction’s client endorsements and testimonials.

Individual results, of course, may vary, but feel free to review the irrefutable evidence of value received from those having made the decision to engage.

Yes, It’s Time and YES, You’re Ready!

Meaningfully addressing your leadership development needs – or those of others in your organization – is an INTENTIONAL ACTIVITY that can start as easily as a simple, no-strings-attached, preliminary conversation with Master Certified Coach (MCC) Barry Zweibel.

Even if he’s not a good fit for you or your organization, he can likely help you better CLARIFY and ARTICULATE your needs in just one phone call!

Or, you can let your busyness – and the very concerns that brought you here in the first place – sidetrack you (yet, again) as they’ve done surely numerous times before, and surely will continue to do if you don’t take some decisive action.

Yes, It’s Time, and Yes, I AM Ready!
– You, which is why you’re here!

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