Holding others accountable, especially employees, is one of the biggest and most common issues leaders face. Why is it so hard to get people to do what you want or assess performance and address issues? Why is holding people responsible so uncomfortable? I believe the core issue is this: We associate accountability with punishment.
Borne from the traditional masculine authority figure dynamic, we anticipate or associate a penalty exacted for an offense. We see this throughout society in various forms. And although punishment is a form of accountability, it isn’t the type needed nor desired in business. It is neither relevant nor applicable. What we need and desire from those we lead is ownership, obligation, and investment in the outcome. We need proper accountability. So how do we nurture that desired environment of personal responsibility? To start, we must disassociate punishment from accountability.
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We tend to be organized, especially as a society. Structured, linear thinking is expected and natural. This leads to us believing not only do we know what will happen but also why. And therefore, we believe we have control over things. This control thought-pattern then breeds a constant stream of how. How are we going to do this, how are we going to do that?
But what if not investing all our energy into the how frees us to lean into belief? Frees the magic of the creative process and fuels success for our vision? Let’s recapture the what we’ve been kissed with through embracing the magic of NOT knowing how.
Why we lose the magic
Vision getting lost
Not knowing the how
An example from my life
Absolute clarity, without any idea of the how
Loving what you do releases the magic
Lean into joy
Commit to being more of you
The missing piece
How versus the energy of truly believing
More than just tactics
Worry robs us
Release your need to know
Ways the how generates more easily
Nurture what you’ve been kissed with
Refuse anxiety triggers
Be healthy, thriving, open, free
Achieve through proper work
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Does how you do things as a leader really matter? I absolutely believe it does. The typical CEO is tired and overwhelmed, and this often results in unwittingly creating problems. But CEO magic leadership can be the solution. It can take your business from just surviving to thriving. But how, exactly, do you learn to possess and dispense CEO magic?
In this episode, I talk briefly about CEO magic. It all starts with correctly identifying the root of problems, and properly addressing the mindset that perpetuates them. From there, you begin to grow, thrive, be filled with joy, and drive yourself and your team in a more positive direction. From that magical place of leadership, success abounds. After sampling the basics I cover in this episode, I invite you to consider diving deeper through my program, How To CEO. I’ve helped many leaders find their magic, and I cherish the opportunity to help you find yours.
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As humans, we create things first in our minds. Magical things happen when we imagine them, then make them reality. Through that process, we feel. And great things come to us through feeling. That’s why giving space to celebrating, leaning into accomplishment, and allowing pride, joy and wonder to manifest will foster even more success. Celebrating your success breeds more success!
Happy New Year! How are you?! I love the energy whenever the new year comes around! It’s a great
time to pause and focus on your goals, intentions, whatever, right? So, I thought that, following the
theme of CEO Magic, I would do a different kind of episode that would encourage you (as female
entrepreneurs) to invest in yourselves and your wisdom. I saw that there were no affirmations for
female entrepreneurs so I thought I would create some for you. Take from these what resonates as you
launch into this new year.
What You'll Find in This Episode
1. Information about the upcoming cohort of How to CEO, the next Advanced Leadership Coach
certification class, and the Sage CEO program.
2. Affirmations that will empower you into the new year.