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Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Wednesday December 11, 2019

 

How do leaders analyze?  Is there one way that’s right?  Or are we all so unique that we understand many paths to the outcome we seek?  How do we know?

At any moment in time, good leaders stand on the edge.  Decisions are made in a flash, and things change on a dime.  And even though we don’t always know what may be around that next corner, we keep going.  What guides a good leader?

  • Synchronicities—they are always there, not just in hindsight, but at the very moment of action.
  • Emotions—identify that “gut feeling”.
  • Observation—and the ability to truly understand the vibe that your people are working within.

Keyword for today: realize

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Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Tuesday December 10, 2019

Are we having fun yet?   We have heard tell that one of the hallmarks of a great leader is mastery of emotions.  Yet, within that mastery, watch for stoicism.  Yesterday’s questions were about feelings, so let’s continue for at least one more day, identifying what it feels like to be a leader.  Are we authorizing powerful, energizing emotions in our workplace?

As a leader who models the way, one must be open and somewhat transparent.  One must be oh so human!  Countenance becomes critical.  Attitude is everything.  The paradigm must become obvious:  leaders love what they do, and do what they love.  Work is good.  No fake hustle here.  True leaders are the captains, the coaches, and the A-List players.  Get in the game!

Keyword for today:  play

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Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Monday December 9, 2019

 

Three important questions to ask yourself today:

  1. What does a leader look like?
  2. Am I acting like a leader?
  3. Do I feel like a leader?

Monday mornings are met with a wide range of perspectives throughout the working world.  On this Monday morning, think about what corner you have turned.  Think about the stability, and the bonds you have been creating.  Now is the time to make your role as a leader tangible.  It is time to look like, act like, and feel like the leader that you are.

Therefor your job is to be defined anew.  You are no longer a “manager”, “owner”, or “supervisor”.  You are a model of stability.  You inspire.  You embody the equilibrium that your team needs.  You bring the engagement that keeps people motivated, excited, and fulfilled.  You are not going to work on Monday morning.  You are no longer heading off to the C-Suite office.  You are showing up ready to do what makes you feel good.  Your job is to lead, and you’ve signed up for it because it’s what you love to do.  It’s natural.  Feel it.

Keyword for today:  love

Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Thursday December 5, 2019

 

Do you sometimes feel isolated—on an island?  Are you missing that feeling of being connected?  Do you think that being a leader means you are unpopular, or disconnected from those who follow?  Some even think that this a rule.

Good leaders build great teams.  Teams are made up of people.  Companies are successful because of people.  Profitability and growth are beneficial for everyone at the company, those in the community, and beyond.  None of us, whether a leader or not, is in the game alone.  We are not flying solo.  The team needs their mentor, and good leaders still need to depend upon the team.  Leadership is a relationship.

Keyword for today:  bond

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Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Wednesday December 4, 2019

 

Challenges are all around.  Life in a robust industry is one of constant motion.  I hear leaders use phrases like: “I’m constantly putting out fires”.  And, especially when beginning a new project or initiative, conflicts can arise.  Can we ever get ahead of it?

In the area of time management, planning time is key.  So many leaders feel that “planning” is not “doing”.  Yes, it is.  When we have a comprehensive plan in place, things go smoothly.  Plans not only keep us on track, they help us to anticipate issues that may arise.  Then we create preemptive strategies to manage these issues.   And thus, we run effective interference based on potential plays we have reviewed in advance.  We meet the challenges head on, because we have identified them.  We remain on an even keel.

Keyword for today:  stabilize

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Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Tuesday December 3, 2019

 

Begin something new today.  Today is a good day for planting seeds and committing anew.  Today is a good day for moving things from the back burner.  Today is a good day to act on purpose.

Magnetic Leadership is about visions becoming realities.  When we dream, we ask and expect good things to happen.  When we implement visionary initiatives, we forecast success.  These perspectives are important, and good leaders embrace their own ability to draw good things to their teams, and to their companies.  Today—divine, begin, and magnetize.  Today is a good day.

Keyword for today:  attract

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Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Monday December 2, 2019

 

How often do we stop and assess what we have accomplished?  Do we ever rest, and say “it is finished”?  Do we view our art with a feeling of satisfaction?  As leaders, we deserve to, and desire to enjoy our own growth.  As leaders, great excitement lies in the small victories, as well as the big wins.

Leaders seek to achieve results.  Within the journey of taking the goals from a dream to a manifestation, we learn a multitude of other things.  Some of those lessons are noticed, and some are not.  Keeping eyes on the prize requires a measure of flexibility, adaptability, and fortitude.  The challenges of that which we seek to achieve has leaders like us flexing new muscles, as we navigate unknown waters.  Among these challenges are the issues that we must learn to look at anew.  Leaders are also often called to adopt a new style, or to step outside of ego-driven behaviours.  The discovery of that which may remain, and that which must fall away are critical skills for all leaders.

Keyword for today:  transcend

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Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Wednesday November 27, 2019

 

As a leader, you are called to be a model.  Your followers are just that, ones who look at you, and look to you.  What are you showing them?

Models are created to demonstrate a way that is correct, good, or even required.  When we agree to be a model, we agree to be watched, imitated, and under scrutiny at all times.  This is a big commitment, and one that a good leader will naturally embody.  If you are not feeling that this is natural for you, then look to another model for yourself.  And so the concept of “paying it forward” becomes the activity which occurs as good people both seek and embody the challenge of leadership.  And as good leaders model a good way, they are developing their followers into role models themselves.  Thus, these emerging leaders will develop their own followers, and so on.

Always remember that you are leading through word and deed.  You are a model of what is right.  Your team is watching you.  Stand in your integrity as a reflection to all.

Keyword for today:  model

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Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Tuesday November 26, 2019

 

What does inspiration feel like?  Although we consider it an emotion, do you feel inspiration within your body?  Where?  And how do we act, or react, when we feel it?

What causes you to experience that unique kind of excitement?  And, how can you provide that same type of inspiration to your people?

When we think about inspiration, we remember people who have been a catalyst for ideas—a spark.  Many times, these ideas have already been simmering, somewhere within our minds, on a back burner.  A sudden synchronicity, an unexpected meeting, or even a dream, can help us turn up the heat.  Inspiration comes like a clearing of clouds on a rainy day.

As your team works through a new project, are they sometimes stuck on simmer?  Are there problems for which they have not yet found a solution?  You are the leader who will turn up the heat.  You are the catalyst that will trigger the “aha” moment, thereby causing the same emotion (as mentioned) to happen in the people who look to you to inspire.  The knowing of this will remind you to remain poised as the one people will remember.  You are the one who must navigate your company through the evolution process of growth and abundance.

Keyword for today:  inspire

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Currie Circadian 1313: Lead the Day

Beginnings, turning corners, accomplishing

Monday November 25, 2019

 

We remain balanced to balance others.

New initiatives can throw us off.  We are embarking in a new direction, and we usually begin with urgency as we seek momentum.  When that happens, we experience a feeling of instability, possibly inertia.  And we may momentarily lose our balance.  If you have implemented something new and you are leading your people on a new path, remember that this may happen.  Not to worry!

But, be steady in your expectations.  Do not waver.  Your team may be experiencing some trepidation and they may be trying to catch some balance.  Let them look to you as the focal point.  Balance is achieved by gazing at something that is anchored.  Let them see the equilibrium in you, that will keep everyone on an even keel.

Keyword for today:  equilibrium

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