business coaching in armonk ny: IT IS ALL IN HOW YOU COMMUNICATE THE CHANGES - 09/17/17 07:10 PM

Today there are many changes buyout and consolidations in real estate.  Any change involves uncertainty and in some cases fear.  Good communication is a large part of managing change.
Recently I met leaders of a Westchester County New York company. The employees felt that there were a lot of changes but also believed that management was not keeping them informed. Productivity almost always suffers in times of great change because employee stress dramatically increases due to the universal fear of the unknown. Often senior executives genuinely believe they are communicating with employees when it comes to matters that affect them. Unfortunately, they … (32 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: TRAIN AND THEN EMPOWER - 09/10/17 06:32 PM

We can’t seem to find anyone who really wants to put in the effort. How many times have you heard that or maybe said that yourself?   I recently heard the statement from a broker that it is like chasing cats.  Or you may have heard, “Unless I tell them what to do nothing gets done. I can’t trust them to do it themselves.” When I recently heard this I asked the owner to give me an example.   “Well,” he said, “I have given them detailed directions of exactly what I want done and they don’t do it the way I told … (43 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: DO YOU COACH YOUR TEAM? - 09/03/17 08:16 PM

“What we have here is a failure to communicate.” That line from the movie Cool Hand Luke highlights a fundamental problem. There are many times in our business and personal lives where we don’t achieve a desired result from directing, explaining, or urging action. I would like to concentrate here on the “urging action.”
Dwight Eisenhower said, “Leadership is getting people to do what YOU want them to do because THEY want to do it.”
Let’s now use that quote and relate it to coaching. Coaching is not telling people what they need to do. On the contrary. It is helping them find … (25 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: NOW THAT YOU FOUND THE BEST TEAM MEMBERS HOW DO YOU KEEP THEM? - 07/30/17 07:48 PM

Now that you have carefully selected the correct team member and followed the suggestions mentioned on my last blog FIND SOMEONE WITH SHARED VALUES TO HELP DRIVE YOUR BUSINESS you certainly want to keep them and see them grow.
You do that by creating an Employee Value Proposition. Get this wrong and you will continue to tread water always trying to catch up. Get this right and you have one very important component for taking your business to the next level.  So why do so many great people leave, or worse, why do they stay and become a drag on the … (44 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: FIND YOUR INNER MOTIVATION - 05/28/17 07:12 PM
Here is a well know truth in real estate sales and everywhere else.  You can motivate someone and no one can motivate you.  Motivation comes from within. However, that does not mean that help someone find his or her inner motivation. Only when you focus on the other person rather than what you won’t will you start to see results with other people.
Start with yourself. And to be specific start with the WHY. Frankly, if you do not have the WHY the HOW will not matter. Motivation and goal achievement are interrelated. Knowing what motivates you is a key to … (38 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: THE REAL PROBLEM IS NOT TIME MANAGEMENT - 04/23/17 09:13 PM
Do you have a problem with time management?  The real problem might not be time management at all.  If that were the case, then you would be able to solve your problems very quickly. But time management is not a time management issue at all. It usually involves a much bigger issue including attitudes and behaviors.
Since it involves a much bigger issue you can’t solve the problem simply by being more organized. Systems alone cannot help create more time. There are many books that tell you how to organize your time. You can buy a day planner, or use Apps or other organizing and … (35 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: EMPOWER DON’T SUFFOCATE - 04/16/17 06:11 PM

If you hired an administrative staff and you exercise strong control over their work you may be shooting yourself in the foot for two reasons.  First of all, you hired them to take over tasks so that you could grow the business.  And second, your strong control will keep them from blossoming into productive employees. In fact, being a control freak insures that nothing can get done without your involvement. 
Many of my business owners in Westchester County New York including those in real estate and insurance have learned the importance of delegation to business growth. Once you decide to add just one … (30 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: MOVE FORWARD FEARLESSLY WITH PURPOSE - 03/12/17 08:36 PM

Many times people do not achieve theirs goals or change their bad behavior because they are paralyzed by fear. This is one serious condition that will call business owners and real estate agents to fail to move forward. Cars change, technology changes, and business practices change. What you did to get to where you are today will not get you where you want to go tomorrow.   If you want to continue hold onto your customers and market share you must adapt to changing times. And if you want to move forward you need to anticipate and get ahead of change.
Why do … (59 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: COMMUNICATING CHANGES TO YOUR REAL ESTATE TEAM - 01/22/17 09:28 PM

No one likes change. As a broker owner or a leader you many not like change but know that it is necessary.  This thing you must do to create change in your group is to totally embrace the change yourself.
I recently met with the leaders of one of my Westchester County New York organizations to present results of an employee survey. The employees felt that there were a lot of changes but the staff felt that management was not keeping them informed. How does that affect your group?  Sales and marketing almost always suffers in times of great change because … (25 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: ARE THEY GETTING ON YOUR BUS OR SOMEONE ELSE'S? - 01/15/17 11:32 PM

If your team is not following you then, perhaps, you are not leading them. When I consult with business owners in Westchester County New York often I hear comments about getting the staff to do the right things. Sometimes an owner is willing to place all the blame on the staff being lazy, unmotivated, or the like. Fortunately, most will ask how they can improve their ability to get the team behind them.
You can change things by learning how to become a focused leader. A focused leader empowers engaged employees who in turn create loyal customers leading to growth and success. … (50 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: MOTIVATION IS THE KEY TO GOAL ACHIEVEMENT - 12/04/16 09:45 PM
You cannot motivate someone to achieve. The only thing you can do is create a spark that will build the fire of motivation from within. That inner fire will drive motivation.
What about you? Do you have something burning inside you? Frankly, if you do not have the WHY the HOW will not matter. We can also refer to that WHY as your PASSION.
Motivation and goal achievement are interrelated. Knowing what motivates you is a key to achievement and knowing how to find motivation in others is a key to leadership. Dwight Eisenhower said that leadership is getting others to do … (25 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: OVERCOME RESISTENCE TO CHANGE - 11/06/16 09:45 AM
Are you stuck in your business development because things are changing and you don't know what to do?  Are the old things to generate business not working anymore? 
The problem is that what you did in the past is no longer worker but you are stuck in habits which have created a rut and that rut has become the path of least resistance. By continuing to go with the flow we will decline.
We have to face it … we live in a changing world. EVERYTHING changes and it’s time to acknowledge the cold, hard truth. That is, much as we’d like … (59 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: DO YOU REALLY WANT THE TRUTH? - 10/23/16 12:47 PM
You want the truth? “You can’t handle the truth!” This well-known line was uttered by Jack Nicholson in the move, A Few Good Men. This line hits a little too close to home for some organizations. While some organizations ask themselves what they can do to help their organizations align there are others where it is always the wrong people and that they (the organizational leadership) know what is right. Would you get defensive if an outside consultant asked you questions to get to the root cause of your problems?
I read a post by Endre Barath, Jr. this morning for the contest … (24 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: THE PURPOSE OF A LEADER IS TO INSPIRE - 10/09/16 11:33 AM
Does your leadership lack inspiration, innovation, and the ability to adapt to change? As a leader your role is to navigate your organization or your team through the uncertainties. Sometimes the good and necessary management skills such as planning, directing and controlling create roadblocks because they are missing the inspirational leadership.
The reason that a team is not achieving desired outcomes is usually traced back to the leadership. That’s right. If all of the students fail the exam, then the fault lies with the teaching. Like students you and your staff may not be on the same page.
You may be … (29 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: HOW TO AVOID GETTING STRESSED OUT - 09/25/16 01:44 PM

If you are feeling stressed out you are not alone.  I asked the question of some Westchester County business owners.  Many feel overworked and overwhelmed.
To be sure the pace of business has changed.  Real Estate agents know that only too well in the fast market with rapid communication. Technology, while automating things that used to take much more time has also created new pressure. Instant communication on handheld devices gives us the sense of urgency and feeling that we must always be working. Everything seems to go faster, leaving everyone feeling overworked, overloaded, and overwhelmed.  
Some people may suggest that this … (35 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: DO YOU HAVE THE POWER? - 09/11/16 12:49 PM
Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked, “Am I a person who inspires and encourages others?”    If the answer to that question is no, then you may not have the power to lead.
You may have the management role with the authority but there is a difference between power and authority.  As the owner or manager you have the authority by virtue of your role.  However, your power is granted by those on your team or those you supervise.  Have you noticed there are always certain people who are sought out or considered “go to” people.  They may have no … (28 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: WATCH YOUR NON VERBAL COMMUNICATION - 08/28/16 10:46 AM
Your words, no matter how eloquent, will probably not by themselves convey your message. Communication is a two-way process and it is more than just words. Effective communication involves feelings, connections, and other nonverbal signals. Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best. “What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you are saying.” Therefore, it is important to understand the meaning others might put on your words. Your gestures, expressions, intonations, and beliefs will communicate much more meaning than the words alone.
Communication is a two-way process to exchange ideas. We communicate in order to elicit some type of response. Some … (74 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: HOW TO SELECT A GREAT TEAM MEMBER - 08/21/16 10:16 AM
This may sound counter intuitive but I would urge you never to select someone as an employee or agent based on their experience. 
That may be somewhat of an exaggeration.  What I am saying is really don't base your decision solely on experience.  One of the biggest mistakes a business and hiring manager makes is hiring based solely on experience. I have seen the business owners in Westchester County New York beginning to understand this.
In my last blog I spoke about leading indicators. Business owners will do well to base their decisions on these indicators. This brings me to the point of … (48 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: EMPOWERMENT NOT MICRO MANAGEMENT - 06/26/16 11:43 AM

Do you, as a broker or team leader, ever feel that you can not find qualified people to work in your office?
I hear it all the time. People say they cannot find qualified employees to take ownership yet they hold control and try to do too much themselves.  There is a better way and management teams in Westchester County NY have been working on changing from micro managing control to better method of empowerment and accountability. Clearly empowerment of staff creates better outcomes.
Unfortunately, managers and executives find it very hard to let go and allow their staff to drive results. … (28 comments)

business coaching in armonk ny: JUST DO IT! - 06/05/16 01:20 PM

The greatest obstacle to success is getting started.  Just Do It is the familiar slogan of Nike.  Why don't we just do it?  For most of us the biggest obstacle to getting things done is a self-limiting factor called procrastination. We create that obstacle by our behavior. Procrastination is something that we all have to confront and deal with from time to time. It's only natural to procrastinate at times, but the way you deal with your procrastination patterns will determine what effects procrastination has on your life.
Why is it that so many people start out with good intentions to achieve a goal … (40 comments)

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