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Winning is a Team Effort

I really enjoy football season and now that it’s September, the season is really starting to pick up.

I’ve been getting excited about the start of a new season with new players and more opportunities for my favorite teams to win.

We can only hope that fewer games are disrupted this year by Covid and that this football season can bring some normalization back to our lives.

Don’t Forget This Important Communication Tip

In any small business, relationships are the biggest advantage there is… relationships with customers most of all.

Our industry is unique in that what we sell is not something people buy just because they want to.

Yes, wise people purchase insurance to protect the things that matter most to them, such as life insurance to protect their family’s financial security.

The Sixth Side of Leadership is Boldness

This week, as I continue with the Seven Sides of Leadership as explained in Pat Williams’ book Leadership Excellence the sixth side of leadership, is Boldness.

Bold leaders make bold decisions. On every team, in every organization, somebody has to make the decisions.

Becoming a Lifelong Learner

To be the best leader possible for your team, you must possess competence. To gain competence you need experience and to become a lifelong learner.

A lifelong learner is someone who actively acquires new skills and capabilities through formal or informal educational means.

The Fifth Side of Leadership is Competence

In Pat Williams’s book, Leadership Excellence, he discusses the 7 Sides of Leadership. The fifth side of leadership is Competence.

Pat defines competence as “the ability to perform the leadership role in a highly effective way.” A leader of competence displays the attitudes, skills, abilities, and behaviors needed to function at a high level and to take the organization to higher levels of success.

The Characteristics of a Leader

In Pat Williams book, Leadership Excellence he covers the 7 Sides of Leadership. The fourth side of leadership he covers is Character – the array of personality traits you have built into your life over time.

There are 7 character traits of a leader according to Pat – integrity, diligence, self-control, courage, perseverance, responsibility and humility.

What Does Your Character Say About You as a Leader?

Pat Williams states that Character is the fourth side of leadership in his book Leadership Excellence.

Your character is an array of personality traits you have built into your life over time. These personality traits determine how you will behave in a range of situations, including times of pressure, danger, stress, and temptation.