Daily focalPOINT – Communication and Understanding

“Earn the right to be heard by listening to others.  Seek to understand a situation before making judgments about it.”  ~John Maxwell The best leaders who communicate effectively are those who ask a lot of questions without showing “their hand” because “their hand” may change based upon the facts they glean by listening. In Stephen…

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Daily focalPOINT – Communication

“Great communication depends on two simple skills–context, which attunes a leader to the same frequency as his or her audience, and delivery, which allows a leader to phrase messages in a language the audience can understand.”  ~John Maxwell Another way to phrase Maxwell’s quote above is “know your audience” and practice delivering information at a…

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Daily focalPOINT – Character is a Process

“Over time, is it easier or harder to sustain your influence within your organization?  With charisma alone, influence becomes increasingly more difficult to sustain.  With character, as time passes, influence builds and requires less work to sustain.”  ~John Maxwell A great litmus test for you as a leader in seeing where you are with what…

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Daily focalPOINT – Character and Consistency

“Character creates consistency, and if your people know what they can expect from you, they will continue to look to you for leadership.”  ~John Maxwell The best way to create consistency from a character perspective is to possess the same character traits in public as you have when you are alone. P.E.A.C.E. Jay@EagleLaunch.com Proverbs 10:9;…

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Daily focalPOINT – Character and Trust

“Character makes trust possible, and trust is the foundation of leadership.”  ~John Maxwell If you are leading, are you worthy of being trusted? If you are following, are those you are following worthy of your trust? It really comes down to walking the walk and if you are leading the walk includes what you do…

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Daily focalPOINT – Character and Image

“You build trust with others each time you choose integrity over image, truth over convenience, or honor over personal gain.”  ~John Maxwell Do any of these “character conflicts” strike a chord with you?  Our society as a whole has a major problem with all three of these and it is easy to be drawn into…

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Daily focalPOINT – Character and Charisma

“It’s true that charisma can make a person stand out for a moment, but character sets a person apart for a lifetime.”  ~John Maxwell I wrote a rather lengthy blog about character a year and a half ago:  https://www.eaglelaunch.com/character and it serves as a great guide for me to try to live by. Notice I…

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Daily focalPOINT – Committee

“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life,it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!”  ~Robert Kiyosaki Or in my language…the conversations we have with the committee in our head often determine where we end up in life…if you want to change your life, fire the committee…

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Daily focalPOINT – The Challenge of Leadership

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”  ~Jim Rohn …sort of sounds like the attributes of Jesus… P.E.A.C.E. Jay@EagleLaunch.com