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3 Things To Actively DO That Increase Influence (The FRONT #25)

by Mike Phillips

    Leadership IS influence. If you engage actively in these three things, you can increase your influence and your leadership aptitude. Know yourself and your team. You must play to your strengths as well as your team’s strengths. Making sure to address and develop weak areas to minimize or eliminate shortcomings in a business environment. If […]

    Sideline Leadership (The FRONT#24)

    by Mike Phillips

      Leaders are always watched. Even when they are not on the field! I love football as an analogy for business. ANy sports really share so many similarities in leadership and the business world. Leadership is an all the time thing. Many newer managers want to grandstand and show what they can accomplish while they are […]

      Tell And Show! (The FRONT #23)

      by Mike Phillips

        In training, you should TELL  and SHOW your staff to get the best out of them! Training and teaching are all about being in the front! We likely all remember the weekly “show and tell” when we were in school. Well, in leadership and management it’s the inverse. You must TELL and SHOW your people […]

        Mediocrity vs Excellence (The FRONT #21)

        by Mike Phillips

          Mediocrity is Garbage. If your life is important then you will stop making excuses and take action! Mediocrity is boring and uninspiring. Excellence and chasing your dream is hard! Everyone has a dream, what is yours? What did you want to do before “real life” set in? I challenge you to look at yourself as […]

          Staying Teachable, Keep Learning, Keep Growing (The FRONT #20)

          by Mike Phillips

            Follow Up And Follow Through In Sales (The FRONT #19)

            by Mike Phillips

              Follow through and follow up (with customers) seems to be, to many people, a lost art. I used to think that lack of follow up, or a follow up “problem” was exclusive to salespeople, in the traditional sense. I have had several experiences with many businesses lately where there is no follow through. Meaning someone at the business tells […]

              The Coach Isn’t In The Huddle (The FRONT #18)

              by Mike Phillips

                It’s true. An excellent coach isn’t in the huddle. They let their players play! When it comes game time. You must trust your people to execute. The coach is not on the field with the players, so let the leaders lead in the moment. And, vice-versa, as a top performer, you know what to do… […]

                Leadership and Motivation in 9 Minutes (The FRONT #17)

                by Mike Phillips

                  It’s all about the leadership, positivity, and motivation! As you know that is the focus of my twice weekly podcast and blog. So today, I am just throwing out a pure 9 minutes of those things that are important to me. Energy, Enthusiasm, Excitement, Motivation and Positive Attitudes! I love this stuff, it fires me […]

                  Taking Charge & Participating In Your Own Rescue (The FRONT #16)

                  by Mike Phillips

                    You must take charge. You must participate in your own rescue. Grab the life preserver. Today I am talking about taking charge and being an active participant in your own rescue. Taking charge has so many meanings. Taking charge of your health, of your life, of your family, and of yourself. There are a whole […]

                    Eliminating Animosity and Drama in the Workplace (The FRONT #15)

                    by Mike Phillips

                      No one likes drama. Especially at work! Eliminating Animosity and Drama in Your Workplace As a leader, you cannot accept the drama, gossip, and animosity that sometimes brews in a place of business. It’s inevitable, no matter how much you would like everything in harmony. Drama happens. People may talk behind others backs (gossip), judge […]