5 1/2 Embarrassing Mistakes Leaders Make

And how you can avoid them!

Leaders, don't be embarrassed by these mistakesWhether you’ve been a leader for a while, recently promoted to a new leadership role at your current job, or just accepted a position as leader in a new company, take a moment to check to see that you aren’t making these distressing blunders.

Crystal clear precap:

5 ½ Embarrassing Mistakes Leaders Make

  1. Focused solely on work, not connecting
  2. Misunderstanding the “Open Door Policy”
  3. Lack of following through
  4. Giving unclear instructions
  5. Not delegating
    5 ½. Continuing to do old job

1. Focused solely on work, not connecting

It would seem at first glance that the smartest action a leader can take is to concentrate solely on how focused you are about setting and achieving goals.
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Got Promoted? 5 Ways to Feel Confident Fast as a New Leader

Let go of Imposter Syndrome

How to have more confidence as a leaderPromoted to be a leader? Congratulations!

Now, make sure you’re off to a confident start, and feel as sure of yourself as the people who promoted you are!

While your team will assume that you know what you’re doing because, well, you’re the boss, it’s important that you internalize confidence so you can be a great leader.

It’s natural if you doubt your abilities, or think that it won’t be long before others “find out” that you’re not as smart as they think you are.

This feeling is so widespread, it’s even got a name: “Imposter Syndrome.”
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Leadership of Self and Others – In ONE Word

Focus your energy, attention and actions this year

Leadership of others, and leading yourself to success takes focusIf you’re all about self leadership, or you’re a leader at work (or both!) it’s fun and powerful to chose a word to describe your theme for the year.

Do you have a word for 2017?

One word helps focus your attention and serves as a touchstone to get you back on track when life and work get crazy.

My word for this year is UPWARD.

Word for '17: UPWARD: even as you fall, you’ll rise again, your path ever onward, ever UPWARD. ~ @CrystalMJonas Click To Tweet

I chose that word because I’m doing some planning and implementation this year in my biz, and using a new priority management approach to make it all happen.

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Freedom, Money and Happy Spending

Wise Money Choices are Aligned with Values

Spend Wisely You might be thinking more about spending money these days.

A quick note to boost your mood (even higher!) and remind you of how much freedom you have that you might sometimes overlook.

First, the story that prompted today’s note.

I’m changing my morning rituals today because I’m choosing to take the afternoon off for one on one time with my 22 year-old daughter. (Yes, we still value our “Mommy and me” time!)

So, I open my laptop to jot down a quick blog when I see (ok, call it click-bait) this teaser about some movie star’s fabulous “surprisingly affordable” shoes.

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#1 Sign That It’s Time to Raise Your Self-Awareness

Could you be more successful? Try these tips

Want more success? Raise your self-awareness

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Self-awareness can lead you to be happy, healthy, wealthy and wise. If you’re really ready to have a breakthrough, consider this tough love question:

“Are your results so far worthy of your potential? Do your relationships, your health, your financial standing really reflect what you’re capable of?”

If your answer is “Not so much.” That’s the #1 sign it’s time to raise your self-awareness.

If, in answering this though love question, you reveal some doubts about whether you’re putting your best self out there in the world, take heart. There’s hope!  

 

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Mindful Personal Growth 5 Keys That Put You on the Path to Success

Habits that help you pursue your potential

You have virtually infinite potential. Do you know what your greatest possibilities include? Do you know how to tap into the ability to pursue your best? These five keys will start you on your success journey.

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Your 5 Keys to Mindful Personal Growth:

  1. Realize pursuing your potential is a lifelong endeavor, and you don’t have to have it all figured out to begin. You are just right at this moment, and you don’t need to be improved, fixed, or changed in any way to be worthy of your birthright to pursue your potential.Embrace this happy news: You always have the ability to discover a new layer of strength, hope and possibility within you.

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