Archive for the ‘Leadership Coaching’ Category

How Sales Leaders Can Cut Interruptions In Half (Part 2)

Let’s talk about my second tip in cutting interruptions in half. It is about adding a SPEED BUMP in front of team member interruptions in your day. REQUIRING them to send a TEXT with what the challenge or issue is can teach CRITICAL THINKING and develop PROBLEM-SOLVING in your team. This can help prevent interruptions and prevent a drop in […]

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How Sales Leaders Can Cut Interruptions in Half (Part 1)

Charge a price for ADMISSION into your office! Every time a team member walks through your door require that they have at least two viable ideas to solve the challenge in front of them. It will help to train your team members to be future leaders. In my first installment of this series targeted toward sales leaders, I talked about […]

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My Number One Time Management Tip For Sales Leaders

I want to share with you probably the most impactful thing you can do to get more time back in your day and to empower your people. If you’re a leader with an open-door policy, start scheduling regular one on ones with each of your team members. At Southwestern Consulting, we call these “personal conferences”. They are scheduled regular one […]

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Why your Open-Door Policy is Killing You

What if I told you your open-door policy is killing your productivity and you are not creating leaders amongst your team? While you as a leader want to be there to help grow your team, you are making them weaker by them not trying to problem solve before walking through your door. I will help you get back to being […]

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What You Need To Know To Succeed As A Long-Term Leader

If you’ve followed me for a while, you may have heard me talk about a man named Spencer Hays. Spencer was the legendary majority shareholder of the Southwestern family of companies. When I was in college I worked for the Southwestern Advantage program. I made a lot of money and learned a lot of skills selling educational children’s reference materials […]

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The Universal Limiter

A week ago, none of the trees were blooming. Nothing outside was green. All of it was barren and not growing. But that’s what happens, right? Every single year, in certain seasons things stop growing and sometimes they die. But then they start growing again. Chances are that you’re part of an organization or a company that desires growth. You’re […]

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The Key to Great Leadership

Last weekend, my wife Amanda and I and were very fortunate to attend a conference led by Ken Blanchard. Condoleezza Rice, the former U.S. Secretary of State, was just one of the compelling speakers. We were there to learn about leadership. A really powerful idea hit me while I was listening to the different speakers. While this idea might not […]

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How to Motivate Your Team Long Term

l One of the great challenges for any leader is motivating his or her team. That’s what being a leader is: It’s motivating other people to take action, achieve and accomplish. There’s something I haven’t really understood and haven’t had 100% clarity on until recently. I learned that motivation is an external concept. Motivation is something you offer people. Or […]

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An Important Choice that Makes Great Leaders

There’s a huge emergence of entrepreneurship in this country right now – you can see it on social media and TV shows like Shark Tank and The Profit. There are lots of ways to run your business and work from home, and I’m a fan of the idea of being an entrepreneur. At Southwestern Consulting, we’re not 100% entrepreneurs, but […]

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Your Family Fuels Your Success

“My family will never be the reason why I can’t succeed. Rather, they’re the reason I must succeed.” Wow, what a powerful idea and a powerful thought, courtesy of Tracy Christman, one of our Southwestern Consulting clients, and one of the multipliers profiled in Procrastinate on Purpose. I’m back home, after traveling, and was thinking about what Tracy shared. We’ve […]

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What Should You Do on Your First Day in Sales – or Recruiting?

This is an important question: What should you do on your very first day in sales? It’s a question we hear at Southwestern Consulting a lot, because we’re growing very fast. Every single day, we’re bringing on new sales and leadership clients who’ve hired new salespeople. And they’re all asking this question.
 
Let’s just pretend for a second you’ve started […]

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The Quality of Life is determined by the Quality of Our Relationships

We all want happiness. We want that secure feeling of real, sustainable joy. All of us – me, our family and friends, our coaching clients – are trying to find happiness. And we all ask, “Where do you find happiness? Where does it come from?” When you look online, you see memes with quotes like, “Don’t worry, be happy” or […]

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Entrepreneur on Fire Podcast Interview with Dustin Hillis

Checkout this podcast interview with John Lee Dumas the host of Entrepreneur on Fire and Dustin Hillis Co-founder of Southwestern Consulting. 3 Key Points: You cannot teach what you don’t know, and you cannot lead where you won’t go. Selling is the transference of emotions and expectations. Keep your principles. Stay focused on your principles. Enjoy! (Click here to listen […]

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Unconditional Confidence

Do you believe confidence is something you are born with or not? At Southwestern Consulting, we found that confidence can be developed and strengthened through awareness and training. There are 3 Types of Confidence. We all have experienced all 3 types in some form or fashion in various ways. Our goal is to progress through the 3 types of confidence […]

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Being Decisive

What do people like Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Mark Cuban and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? Other than being billionaires, they all are decisive. They know what they want. They understand their priorities. They make decisions. You’d probably never hear any of them say, “let me think about it”. Billionaires don’t have time to “think about it”; it’s either a […]

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You Cannot Teach What You Don’t Know & Lead Where You Won’t Go

Those that cannot do, teach. The world is hypersensitive to hypocrites.  The idea of someone telling me what to do that doesn’t practice what he or she preaches makes me cringe.  Kids see hypocrisy in their parents when the parent tells them to not cuss, meanwhile the parent cusses away.  Salespeople see hypocrisy in their sales manager when he demands […]

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