Relationships

Hard times requires feedback commitment

Good leaders are prepared for hard times.

At the heart of hard times is feedback Feedback is the breakfast of champions, and in hard times that is what is needed. When you give others feedback, it should be brilliant, caring, and helpful. When they provide you with feedback, it’s irrelevant, uncaring, and unhelpful. It is interesting how your feedback is right, but…

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Believing establishes successfull outcomes

Seeing is believing.

Believing in yourself is critical Worrying about not being able to implement a few changes in your lifestyle is just one tiny example of fear. The sort of doubt that causes us to procrastinate and stop believing in ourselves. A lack of belief in yourself will limit you no matter how high the ideas or…

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Killer-phrases inhibit forward progress

Killer-phrases can lead to ill-health.

Killer-phrases often heard, prevent progress You only have to walk down the main street of most communities, and you will listen to killer-phrases from all sorts of people. Often they contain no logic, but unless someone challenges them, they end creative conversations. Conversations which will move a community,  its businesses and non-profit organisations in the…

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Values shared outperform values imposed

Make your values matter.

Building a culture of good values may be the best thing you ever do  Do your personal goals and those of your stakeholders align with your values?  If they don’t align, people procrastinate and little progress will be made with your planning efforts and most other aspects of your business. Congruence relates to job satisfaction,…

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Local businesses often need supporting

Sometimes local businesses need all the help they can get.

When local businesses are in trouble Snap non-performing local businesses out of it. Stop any procrastination, inaction because of fear and start them taking action. To turn around a business might be easier than you think, but it must happen. Many communities ignore their struggling companies; they believe businesses in trouble deserve to die or…

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Healthcare valued community services

Regional community healthcare is critica

Value the professional healthcare services you have Healthcare one of the most valuable assets in every community’s value chain. All too often people take for granted what they already have, or worse still they discount the value of people and services already provided. The following story may help to get the message across. About nurses, someone…

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Attitudes build prosperous communities

Good attitudes stop procrastination.

Attitudes can make or break a community People in a town or village with the wrong attitudes can break other’s spirit, and turn them off wanting to do anything to help the community. Changing people’s attitudes and mindsets are the ultimate battleground.  Your mind is the space where the most significant and fiercest conflict occurs. …

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Community leadership needs improvement

Community leadership takes on many forms.

Putting a focus on regional community leadership You will often hear people talking about how regional, rural and remote communities are in desperate need of good leaders. While there have been many changes in how community development should be approached, one thing has become abundantly clear, community leadership is critical. Accountability is becoming the big…

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Expert knowledge builds communities

Expert knowledge builds communities.

If you have expert knowledge of an exciting community subject, use it Do not leave people wondering what you were trying to achieve when you visited their town? People want and expect expert knowledge. The knowledge they can discuss, and the more this is true, the more your ideas and expert knowledge will get shared.…

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Working effectively among community stakeholders

Working effectively reduces stress

Ways of working effectively with community stakeholders Skills development along with the use of productivity tools and processes is an essential aspect of creating a productive working relationship, and working effectively with community stakeholders. Just because you possess the skills does not guarantee you will get the results you are seeking. Community members need to…

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